Leading Turkish locks specialist Kale Kilit celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
''The company is a success story, proving that hard work and quality always win in any market," comments a company spokesman.
Kale Kilit today is a prominent name in mechanical locks particularly in Europe, Asia and Africa. It employs more than 1,000 people and is represented in all the countries of the region. Almost 62 per cent of Turkey's entire lock exports bear the Kale name, he claims.
The spokesman continues: "The knowledge and expertise gained over the decades have made Kale a leader in other fields of security such as steel doors and safes. Kale steel doors are made to meet the most stringent regulations. They are awarded four stars by the Dutch SKG standards.
"What makes Kale special is its ability to meet a wide variety of demands. The factory, which is ISO9001 certified, is an integrated facility and manufactures all of the parts that go into a lock - whether cast or cut. The same applies to its steel doors. Kale offers more than 50 different types of high-security doors, including fire-proof and armoured ones.
"Being equipped with state-of-the-art machine tools enables Kale Kilit to produce custom-made products. This is one of the key reasons for its success in more than 60 countries to which it exports regularly. The computer-controlled and automated production line is capable of a daily output of 65,000 locks and 500,000 steel doors."
Some of Kale Kilit's locks are manufactured according to German DIN, Russian GOST, Dutch SKG standards. All Kale products carry an international warranty and are guaranteed for five years.
"Through constant product enhancement in quality and variety, Kale Kilit has succeeded in providing both homes and offices with a high level of security through different and effective solutions. The company aims to provide total security and customer satisfaction through its innovative approach," he says.
Kale's plans for immediate future include opening a new facility to manufacture window latches. This unit will be operational by the end of this year.