Kale Group: “A Success Story”

Kale Group: From past to Future

Date: Issue 60 - May 2015

KALE Corporation is one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Turkey with yearly sales of approximately USD 1 Billion. Established in 1957 by a major pioneering industrialist of Turkey, Dr. Ibrahim Bodur, KALE has its main business in the production of ceramic tiles, construction chemicals and mining, along with its technology and services group having several very successful technology-oriented companies in key sectors. Kale Technical Group includes Defense (Kalekalip) & Aerospace (Kale Aero), (Kale – Baykar) and (Kale Pratt & Whitney) along with its new Kale R&D companies under its roof.

Today, Kale Aero, being a direct supplier for many world-known defense and aerospace companies like Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Airbus, has been recognized as one of the leading suppliers in many important international programs, including a critical parts manufacturer for the largest defense program Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) project. On the other hand, Kale – Baykar is a successful business venture with its indigenous UAV systems having their mini UAV’s under serial production and mission tested. New tactical UAV systems have already been tested and approved by the Turkish Government. Kalekalip being the core of the defense related innovation and know–how in the Group, has many products designed and manufactured for the use of the Turkish Armed Forces, including Assault Rifles, Automatic Grenade Launchers(AGL) , Rocket Launchers and Missile parts and systems. Kale Pratt & Whitney Uçak Motor Sanayi A.Ş., is a joint venture with Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The partnership is operating in a new facility located in Izmir ESBAS Free Trade Zone. The product range of Kale Pratt & Whitney, will include manufacturing of F135 parts, as well as expanding its activities to support other commercial and military PWA and PWC product lines.