Company Profile

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 1992, Kaynak Tekniği Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. 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 and Eczacıbaşı. In 2019, Lincoln Electric took over all the stake in Askaynak from  Ecacıbaşı. As a result of this venture, an important step to expand the company’s market share and exports to Europe, Russia, Africa, and The Middle East was completed. 

The Lincoln Electric Company. is one of the leading companies 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 21 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 are 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 40,000 tons of covered electrodes, 30,000 tons of MIG/MAG welding wires, 5,000 tons of submerged arc welding wires, and 1,500 tons of TIG welding rods on an annual basis. The company has a total of 4 sales offices in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, and Adana, employs approximately 500 peoples, and has about 800 authorized dealers throughout Turkey. 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.

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 was developed to be primarily utilized during maintenance and repair welding processes. Additionally, Kaynak Tekniği distributes the “Lincoln Electric” brand of welding electrodes, welding wires, and welding equipment, etc... of its partner The Lincoln Electric Company throughout Turkey. “Askaynak” branded welding machines and “CleanArc” branded fume extraction systems are respectable product groups of the company. In addition to welding equipment and consumables, “Askaynak” branded abrasives, “Harris” and “Askaynak by Harris” branded gas equipment are the other products sold by the company.

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 receiving 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 also the first welding company receiving the “CE” certificate in Turkey.

In 1999, Kaynak Tekniği won 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 to providing superior quality products and services.