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 internationally 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. Kale Group is currently comprised of 17 companies; and is regarded as one of the most important industrial enterprises of Turkey with over 5;000 employees; spanning over a geography across Canakkale to several locations in Turkey to Italy and Russia. Kale Group is Europe's 3rd and the world's 12th largest ceramics manufacturer and in construction chemical sector; it is ranked first in Turkey and the region and 5th in Europe in terms of production and sales volume. Moreover; as a 100% private Turkish company; it is taking on a leading and influential role in defense and aviation sectors. Kale Group provides its products to consumers in over 100 countries via more than 400 sales points.