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.