The ÇALIK signature in 7 different sectors in 17 countries…
Çalık Holding's foundation was laid by Mr. Ahmet Çalık in 1981, a member of Çalık Family whose commercial activities date back to 1930s. Today, Group employs approximately 20,000 people by virtue of its business enterprises in 17 countries within the sectors of energy, telecom, textile, construction, finance, media, and mining.
As one of the largest industrial companies in Turkey, Çalık Holding continues to be among the leading Turkish Investors in the Middle East and Balkans and has a yearly turnover of 2.8 billion USD. With consolidated assets nearly 8 billion USD, Holding is currently working on project portfolios valued at 20 billion USD.
By showing a consistent growth both in Turkey and the other countries in which it is active since the day it was founded, Çalık Holding has added to its capacity the Albanian land line operator and internet provider ALBtelecom in 2007, one of the two largest media companies in Turkey, Turkuvaz Media Group in 2008, the Yeşilırmak Elektrik Dağıtım YEDAŞ Company which provides electricity to five important cities in Turkey in 2010 and the Kosovo Electricity Distribution Company in 2012.
Çalık Holding, which has set its goal to create added value and develop projects that are beneficial to the country it operates in, has undertaken a commitment to renew the electrical infrastructure in Turkmenistan's city of Ashgabat in 2012 and has signed a protocol with the Partnership Fund to establish Georgia's first 230 MW natural gas combined cycle power plant. Holding completed a 478 MW Navoi combined cycle power plant in Uzbekistan, in 2012.
Çalık Holding, that has signed off on many firsts in the sectors it operates and that conducts all projects with an innovative approach, carries out its activities in Turkey with the same approach. In this respect, the Company has started to publish China's prestigious magazine, China Today, in Turkey as of 2012.
The first renovation project in Turkey that has been realized collectively by the public and private sectors, 'Tarlabaşı Urban Renovation Project' is being conducted by Çalık Holding. Another project that was inaugurated by Çalık Holding in 2012 is the Metropol Istanbul Project, one of the world's largest mixed projects with an area of 705 thousand meters square and is considered the first and most valuable project in the Istanbul Financial Center- one of the world's select financial centers.
Çalık Holding, which is among the top 10 premium denim producers in the world, continued to be number one denim exporter in metric production, in 2012. Group, has started investments to increase production capacity from 31.3 million to 36 million meters of its factory, currently operating full capacity 365 days a year in Turkey.
In the light of its proven growth strategies, Çalık Holding has raised its shares in Anagold, in which the Group is partnered with Alacer Gold, from 5% to 20% and the gold source in the Çöpler Gold Mine to which the Group is a partner, has reached 10 million ounces and the reserves have reached 6.5 million ounces Çalık Holding known, in the countries and sectors where it operates, for its reputation and strong financial structure is involved in business collaborations with many strong global companies such as Rosneft, Initec Energia, Eni, Mitsubishi, EBRD, EWE, General Electric, Alacer Gold, Qatar Holding and Türk Telekom.In the business fields it focuses on, Çalık Holding stands out as a leader and a powerful player, thanks to its well-rooted corporate structure, enriched corporate culture, highly qualified human resources, pioneering enterprises, innovative approach and efficient strategies. In this sense, the Group continues to work away on all business fields with the goal of sustainable growth.