Turkey's first ceramic tile producer, Çanakkale Ceramic Factories Inc., was established in 1957 and Turkey's first floor tile producer, Kalebodur Ceramic Inc., was established in 1972. While Çanakkale Ceramic became synonymous with quality in wall tiles, Kalebodur gave the product its name. Çanakkale Ceramic Factories Inc. and Kalebodur Ceramic Industries Inc. merged in 2000 under the name "Kaleseramik Çanakkale Kalebodur Ceramic Industries Inc."
Kaleseramik, which continues its production under the Çanakkale Seramik and Kalebodur brands, is the world's biggest ceramics establishment manufacturing in a single field with a production capacity of 66 million square metres/year.
Kaleseramik continues production in 50 factories in Çan, which are established on a total of 1.250.000 square metres outdoor space and 650.000 square metres indoor space. These factories, as well as having a yearly production capacity of 27,5 million square metres for wall tiles, 32 million square metres for floor tiles and 6,5 million square metres for granite ceramics, also have the capacity to produce 15.000 tons insulator and 40.000 tons frit. The factory in Yozgat, established on 562.000 square metres outdoor space and 24.000 square metres indoor space, begun production in June 2007 and has the capacity to produce 3,6 million square metres floor tiles per year.
Kaleseramik produces 1900 varieties of floor tiles in 50 different dimensions and 2200 varities of wall tiles in 60 different dimensions and it offers approximately 200 new products to its consumers every year.
At Kaleseramik Çanakkale Kalebodur Ceramic Industries Incorporated, in addition to the implementation of quality, occupational health and safety management systems, an environmental management system which is in accordance with the terms of TS EN ISO 14001:2005 standard is also implemented.
All the waste resulting from the production and service processes of Kaleseramik is managed in accordance with valid legal requirements.
All the resulting process and domestic waste water is purified in two separate treatment facilities in Çan and Semedeli. With the purification process the waste water goes through physical, chemical and biological processes and is released afterwards to the environment in acordance with legal requirements.
The senior management of Kaleseramik have shown its sensitivity towards the environment with the policy it has established and has announced to all parties.
Kaleseramik Seniour Management, which is manufacturing on the soils where human civilisation has come into being, using this soil;