History

FROM TURKEY VIA GERMANY TO THE WORLD

The history of the Pekkip family is closely linked to the history of modern Turkey and its development in the 1950s. Find out about the various family milestones and discover where the foundation of the success of today’s Holding lies: namely in its regional commitment to the two homelands of Istanbul and Heidelberg as well as a strong cohesive family – two inalienable values that continue to shape the company.

Pekkip family milestones from their origins

Birth of Hasan Rauf Pekkip

1914

Birth of Cevvale Pekkip, née Evgin

1923

Evgin family, with mother Cevvale in the centre

Birth of Ahmet Pekkip

1952

The proud parents Cevvale and Hasan Rauf Pekkip present their son Ahmet  

Construction of a nitrogen plant in cooperation with BASF in Turkey

1954

Move to Ludwigshafen to prepare

1958

Move to Turkey to complete the factory

1959

Overthrow of the Turkish Democratic Party, detention of its chairman Hasan Rauf Pekkip

1960

Acquittal of Hasan Rauf Pekkip

1960

Final move to Heidelberg and acquisition of the Auerhahn restaurant (the first Turkish restaurant in Heidelberg)

1962

(1961–1962)

Ahmet Pekkip attends the Bunsen-Gymnasium, Neuenheim

1966

Ahmet Pekkip, his parents and brother Mehmet (right) on the famous Philosophenweg (Philosophers’ Walk) in Heidelberg

Completion of military service in Turkey

1972

(1972–1974)

Managing a Frankfurt construction company in cooperation with the US Army

1974

(1974–1991)

Construction of the Ärztehaus Bergheim medical centre at Römerstrasse 1 with integrated pharmacy

1991

(1991–1993)

Reconstruction and renovation of the former Gräflich von Oberndorff’schen Brauerei (Count Oberndorff’s brewery)

1991

(1991 - 1993)

Independent contractors

1992

(1992–2008)

Construction of the Brückenkopf Heidelberg building, which brings together a hospital, retail units and apartments

1992

(1992–1994)

Acquisition of an oncology clinic in Sofia, Bulgaria, as well as providing free education and training of doctors there

2003

Acquisition of the Rhein-Jura Klinik in cooperation with the University of Freiburg Medical Centre

2005

Death of his youngest brother from lung cancer

2007

Establishment of Xenios Apartments serviced apartment house

2007

Location of Xenios Apartments

Cooperation between the Rhein-Jura Klinik and the University of Freiburg Medical Centre

2008

Construction of a hotel in Hochheim

2012

Initiation of ITOCD by Xenios Events

2012

Implementation of the International Lung Cancer Congress in Shanghai, China, with over 500 top scientists

2013

Support of various social projects for children as well as hospitals and sports facilities

2013

Support of the St. Josef Catholic children’s home (since 2013)

Pekkip family

2014

(October 2014)

Ahmet Pekkip with daughter Lale

2015

Ahmet Pekkip

2015

Lale Jakob

2015