Established by Ahmet Çalık in 1981, Çalık Holding operates in several sectors: energy, construction, textiles, mining, finance and digital sector. With operations spread throughout 31 countries, spanning Central Asia, the Balkans, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions, the Group employs nearly 16,000 people.
Çalık Holding stands out as a major player in Turkey and even worldwide with its companies in the energy sector with Çalık Enerji; in oil exploration with Çalık Petrol; in electrical energy distribution with YEDAŞ, YEPAŞ, KEDS in partnership with Limak, and ARAS EDAŞ and ARAS EPAŞ in partnership with Kiler; in the construction sector with Gap İnşaat; in mining with Lidya Madencilik; in textiles with Çalık Denim and Gap Pazarlama; in finance with Aktif Bank, BKT Albania (Banka Kombëtare Tregtare) and BKT Kosovo (Banka Kombëtare Tregtare Kosovë Sh.a) and in digital transformation with Çalık Dijital.
As one of the signatories to the United Nations Global Compact, Çalık Holding prioritizes diversity, sustainability and durability in all sectors and regions in which it operates; acts in line with the principle of treating all cultures, faiths, ethnicities and genders equally and adopts an environmentally-friendly business approach.
Recognized for its reputation, reliability, and long-term collaborations with global companies due to its ongoing operations in various regions of the world, Çalık Holding develops innovative business models and forges ahead by achieving sustainable growth in its lines of business. With the value it places on human resources and its employee-oriented management approach, Çalık Holding adheres to its economic, environmental, and social sustainability goals in all its investments, projects, and business.
Acting in line with the principle of creating lasting values in every region in which it operates, Çalık Holding implements leading projects for society and the business world utilizing its business processes, services and products developed with sustainability approaches.