Specializing in the manufacturing of covered electrodes, Kaynak Tekniği Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. was founded on March 1, 1974. With the onset of the 1980s, the company started manufacturing MIG/MAG welding wires. In 1982, Kaynak Tekniği became the Turkish distributor of the USA based “The Lincoln Electric Company”, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and a leader in the manufacturing of welding equipment. On May 5, 1998 a fifty-fifty partnership was established with The Lincoln Electric Company. As a result of this joint venture, an important step to expand the company's market share and exports to Europe, Russia, Africa and The Middle East was established.
Headquarter and Production Facility Sekerpinar, Çayirova / Kocaeli - TURKEY
The Lincoln Electric Co., the foreign partner of the joint venture, is one of the leading company worldwide specializing in the manufacturing of welding consumable products, welding equipment, welding generators, robotic automation and plasma cutting equipment. The company has joint ventures in 18 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices in approximately 160 countries.
As a result of the rising market conditions and rapid growth in sales, Kaynak Tekniği moved from its plant located in the district of Kartal in Istanbul since 1974 to its new and modern manufacturing facility in Kocaeli in 2007. Located in the district of Çayırova, within the borders of the Municipality of Şekerpınar, the manufacturing facility and headquarters is located on 40,000 square meters of land with an indoor area of 22,000 square meters. In operation since 1974, Kaynak Tekniği has a capacity to produce 36,000 tons of covered electrodes, 24,000 tons of flux-cored welding wires, 5,000 tons of submerged arc welding wires and 1,500 tons of TIG welding wires on an annual basis. The company has a total of 4 sales offices in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Adana, employs approximately 300 people and has about 800 authorized dealers throughout Turkey.
Products and Registered Trademarks
Under the brand “ASKAYNAK”, Kaynak Tekniği manufactures welding electrodes and welding wires primarily used by the welding manufacturing industry, while the “KOBATEK” brand of products were developed to be primarily utilized during welding repair and maintenance processes. Additionally, Kaynak Tekniği distributes the “LINCOLN ELECTRIC” brand of welding electrodes, welding wires, welding equipment, etc. of its partner The Lincoln Electric Company throughout Turkey. In the 2000s, Kaynak Tekniği registered its brand “STARWELD” which includes stainless steel and aluminum MIG and TIG welding wires and flux-cored welding wires. The “EXPRESSWELD” brand of welding equipment is another significant product line sold under the Kaynak Tekniği umbrella. Besides the welding equipment and consumable products available within the “ASKAYNAK” brand abrasives, “HARRIS” and “ASKAYNAK by HARRIS” gas equipments are also offered.
Kaynak Tekniği maintains a strong presence in the Turkish market and all products manufactured and introduced to its targeted audience are recognized for their superior quality. Additionally, the company continues to increase its export capacity each year: in 2014, sales were realized in over 70 countries worldwide.
Certificates and Approvals
The major fundamental principle at Kaynak Tekniği is to attain a high level of customer satisfaction. As a result, the company strives to ensure that the demands of the market are met and is committed to offering top quality products and services to all customers.
In 1995, Kaynak Tekniği was the first welding company to receive the “ISO 9001 Quality Management System” Certificate in Turkey. Further, Kaynak Tekniği has received Lloyd certification from American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Bureau Veritas (BV), Lloyd Register of Shipping (LRS), Germanischer Lloyd (GL), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Türk Loydu (TL), Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RMRS) and Registro Italiano Navale (RINA). Additionally, the company's products have been approved by leading certification organizations to include TSE, TÜV, DB, GOST, NAKS, and SEPRO. Finally, Kaynak Tekniği Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. is the first welding company to receive the “CE” certificate in Turkey.
TUSIAD-KalDER Quality Award
In 1999, Kaynak Tekniği received the “Top Quality Award” in the category of small and mid-sized companies awarded in partnership with TÜSIAD (Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen's Association) and KalDer (Turkish Society for Quality) once again confirming the company's commitment for providing superior quality products and services.