Founded in USA in 1957, Pratt & Whitney established Kale Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engine Company in 2011 in collaboration with the Kale Group. The company which was established with %51 participation of Kale Group and %49 Pratt&Whitney operates mainly on aircraft engine parts and sub assembly groups. The production of the F135, which is the engine of the most advanced fighter aircraft F35, is planned for the first years. Kale Pratt & Whitney, the first phase investment in the Aegean Free Zone, consists of a 20.000 meter square facility built on a 100.000 meter square area as well as highly advanced machines and equipment.
"We set out to accommodate skilled workforce and produce products with high added value in İzmir. While the cost per kilogram of the export of the conventional products in Turkey is 2 dollars, we export the parts Kale Pratt & Whitney produce for 177 dollars per kilogram.
Our partner Pratt & Whitney is one of the world's most important companies of the defense, aviation and space industry. We produce engine parts for passenger aircraft in İzmir, especially for F35 planes. With this partnership, we provide opportunities for technology transfer and skilled labor to expand to the global market. So far we have made a total of 70 million dollar investment to this facility. This amount does not include the building construction; it only consists of the machine park.
We want to take a greater share of serious projects in the defense and aerospace area. We think that we have made an investment in İzmir that is appropriate to the 21st century targets of Turkey.
The infrastructure ESBAŞ built in the Aegean Free Zone has facilitated our working conditions. We are aiming to become the top quality and the best service provider of our partner by increasing the work potential and turnover we predicted initially, we foresee the potential of the business, turnover increased over time, our partner, top quality, we aim to offer the best service provider."
Kale Group Chairman of the Board
ZEYNEP BODUR OKYAY
Kale Pratt & Whitney
Gaziler Cad.Yenisehir Mah. 1201/1 Sk.
Su Plaza No:2 D:503 Yenişehir, İzmir