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Secure Drive, established in 2005 by Murat Sahin, is the first company in Turkey to offer door-to-door shared shuttle rides to and from airports. The company is the third largest in Europe, and intends to continue its rapid expansion.
Murat’s path to winning the Creative Young Entrepreneur award and Best Entrepreneur of the Year began with a Research Assistant position for Eczacibasi Holding, a multi-billion group of industrial companies. During this time he met Osman Özsoy. He left IRI to become an independent consultant and two years later he co-founded a company with Osman that sold advertising on the front of shopping carts, growing this to a million dollar business.
Then, after a late night out with Osman, Murat found himself needing to get home but unable to drive his own car back. This prompted him to sell the shopping-cart company, and start a transportation service that outsourced drivers. As the number of clients grew, they opened a 24/7 call center and by 2013, Secure Drive operated in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and six other cities.
Secure Drive offers travelers a safe, reliable method of transportation while offering the convenience of door-to-door service and a cheaper service than taxis. Despite the quantity of rides, Secure Drive receives complaints on less than .1% of drives and only six out of four million customers have ever missed a flight.
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