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Askaynak Saudi Arabia

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 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.

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 and “HARRIS” gas equipments are also offered.