Laying its foundation with Canakkale Ceramic Factories Corporation in 1957, Kale Group pioneered the formation of the ceramics industry in Turkey, and has become an industry giant in the world with its investments. It has grown over the course of time with investments in machinery and equipment manufacturing, defense, chemistry, electrical appliances, energy, IT, transportation, tourism and food industries. The Kale Group is currently comprised of 22 influential firms, and is regarded as one of the most important industrial enterprises of Turkey with over 5,000 employees and its value to the Turkish economy.
The foundation of Kale Group traces back to Canakkale Ceramic Factories established in the Can district of Canakkale in 1957. As a pioneer in the organization of the ceramic tile industry in Turkey, Kale Group maintained the leading position with Kalebodur Ceramics Industry in 1972, and, over time, has become the biggest ceramic manufacturer in the world by making huge investments. Kale Group continues to broaden its product range with ceramic sanitary ware as well as bathroom and kitchen furniture developments, rendering service under brands like Canakkale Seramik, Kalebodur, Kalekim, and Kale—most of which are also recognized in the market as product names.
Investment product manufacturing activities, the basis of the industrialization of Kale Group, began with the establishment of the Kalekalıp Machinery and Mould Industry Corporation in the 1960s. Beginning with mould and machine part manufacturing, Kalekalıp is currently active in the manufacturing of natural gas meters and pressure reducing stations. Kale Havacılık, a leading enterprise in Turkey, was founded under Kalekalıp, operates in Tuzla, and is taking on crucial tasks in leading defense and aviation projects throughout the world. With a recent advancement in IT, the Kale Group developed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software and introduced this software to Turkish ..