The Union of chambers and commodity exchanges of Turkey specified ‘’Turkey's fastest growing 100 companies’’. TOBB President M. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, speaking at the awards ceremony of Turkey 100 competition which determines the fastest growing companies. The average growth rate of the 100 fastest growing companies in Turkey in 2012-2015 is 438%, according to contest results, “This is a terrific figure, 12 times higher than the national income increase in Turkey.”
Hisarcıklıoğlu pointed out that the competition aims to increase the number of entrepreneur role models: “Every company wants to be a model for new entrepreneurs. The listed companies are already doing it. Only 40 out of 100 companies in the list have supported their employees to set up their own businesses. There are 192 companies that are established and still in operation.”
Founder of Volkan and Chairman of the Board İsa Tecim was awarded by Hisarcıklıoglu. Tecim stated Volkan’s success story and he mentioned that Volkan have become 3rd biggest fire extinguishing vehicle producer in the World. Volkan’s new generation extinguisher components generated with %100 local technology and workforce, Airport vehicle Lion, highest reaching aerial vehicle in Turkey with 55m reach, rural -off-road and urban vehicles got full marks from the visitors. Volkan, which is the first of many since its inception; while Turkey's fastest growing 11.st company today also the fastest growing company in the city of Izmir, to be the pride of its own.