BPS (Balikesir Explosives Industries) was established in 2008 by Mehmet Akif Yavasca and Musteba Yavasca brothers, in Balikesir - Turkey as a limited company, aiming to produce explosives and ammunition. The family has been in arms and ammunitions trade since 1960’s. The company status was changed from Ltd. to Inc. in 2014. Their aspiration has attracted the attention of Sarsilmaz Group, which is an estimable small arms producer in Turkey and Europe. Sarsilmaz Muhimmat A.S. (Sarsilmaz Ammunitions Inc.) joined the BPS in 2015.
BPS Balikesir Patlayıcı Maddeler San. Ve Tic. A.S. (Balikesir Explosives Industries and Trade Inc.) started shotshell production in 2016, and production of 9x19mm pistol cartridges in 2019 using the latest technology and the best components available, based on an area of 273.136m2 of which 4.833m2 is closed, all completely owned by the company in legislative safety distances, in Balikesir - Turkey.
BPS A.S. has ISO 9001-2015 Certificate (K-4567), licence of the Turkish Atomic Energy Agency (25336-KBL-1-L), NATO Secret Clearence Certificate and Facility Security Clearence Certificate of the Turkish Defence Ministry (2018/91).
BPS A.S. currently produces 41 different types of shotshells for hunting and shooting in 12-16-20-28-36ga, 9mm blank pistol cartridge and 9x19mm pistol cartridges.
The company was established to produce the best ammunition for small arms in Turkey, started production in this attitude and continues in this manner.