In the year of 1914, Salih Şükrü Özkaya was born and started to work when he was too young in the machine repair-shop. In the 1952, he started a new job where he fixed motors of cars. Later in 1952 he worked as an engine and machine repair specialist. Salih Şükrü Özkaya, who was able to see the future very well and was smart and hardworking, decided to enter the flour and cotton business after considering the needs and availability of the region where he had been working for a period of time. In 1959, he established a small factory near the Çukurköprü Village (nowadays Osmaniye) in the Kadirli district of Adana.