One of the few industrial cultural heritage sites since the Ottoman era
Beykoz Kundura, rich history, is known for the films and series that it hosts today. It was first established in 1810 as a tannery by a private entrepreneur and in 1845 production was increased by installing new steam machines and skin wells. In 1856 the factory participated in the Paris International Exhibition, drawing attention to its production quality and in 1877 it won a gold medal at the Vienna International Fair. In 1912, a shoelace unit was added to meet the needs of the army and in 1923 the factory was established as a leather processing plant. In 1933 it was transferred to Sümerbank, started producing durable shoes but in 1999 all production was halted due to Turkey's economic changes. In 2004 the factory had its final owner, Yildirim Holdings.
Beykoz Kundura was a living area with units such as nursery, restaurant, cinema, health center, library as well as business areas where leather and shoes were produced, thus generations of workers were raised. Beykoz Kundura has played a significant role in the history of industrialization and is one of the few industrial cultural heritage sites which had been operational from its inception in the Ottoman era, all through the establishment of the Republic in Istanbul. While Yıldırım Holding is transforming and restoring the historical buildings of Beykoz Kundura, it is currently serve as a movie plateau and as a host to events and gatherings.