Industry & Trade

Our group companies’ innovative approach, R&D activities, quality emphasis and design power makes them stand out through the competition. Each one of the industrial companies of our group differ among themselves. While Ditaş uses cutting-edge technologies to produce a variety of industrial products in the field of automotive, defense and spare parts; Sesa focuses on the production of flexible packaging and barrier films. A fully-integrated technology company from design to production, Karel operates in the fields of Telecom, Defense Industries, Corporate Projects, Automotive Projects, IoT Projects and Electronics Manufacturing Services.


15,000,000 units

Circuit board manufacturing capacity


7.800.000 product

production capacity
(annual basis)

Sesa Ambalaj

14.500 tons

production capacity
(annual basis)



Karel is a leading technology and industry company established in 1986 with domestic capital. It boasts one of Turkey’s most advanced, intelligent, and systematic R&D centers in its respective field. Karel is also one of the largest electronics manufacturing facilities in Turkey with an annual production capacity of 15 million circuit boards. Karel is among the top 100 most valuable brands in Turkey according to the world's leading brand valuation consultancy firm Brand Finance.

Karel internally develops IP private branch exchange (PBX), call center, video conferencing solutions and technologies for the telecommunications industry, in both domestic and foreign markets. The company also specializes in 5G core network software and IoT applications. Karel has been the undisputed PBX market leader in Turkey for long years, and its products are used in over 700,000 businesses and public offices.

Karel’s defense industry products and solutions are used by the Turkish Armed Forces as well as several allied nations across the globe. The company’s expansive corporate project offering includes turnkey telecoms solutions, system integration, after sales services and Maintenance Solutions Partner solutions for landline and mobile operators.

Another of Karel’s new and rapidly growing business lines is Automotive, where it designs and manufactures products for OEMs as a Tier 1 supplier.


Driving Innovation and Technology

DAIICHI Electronic Industry and Trade Inc., established in 2002 with 100% Turkish capital, operates as a subsidiary of Doğan Holding. Drivers deserve their vehicle to help keep them connected to the information and entertainment that helps make their lives better, simpler, more in-touch. DAIICHI helps drivers to access to the information and entertainment they now have at work and at home. Many of their products offer an advanced suite of technology and entertainment services. Their vision is to empower our customers to maximize their enjoyment and customize their in-vehicle entertainment experience – simply and with a robust array of choices. DAIICHI systems enable drivers and passengers to interact via touch-screen, steering wheel control or voice control with equal ease. DAIICHI combines high-quality audio and video with smart navigation. On top, it supports the latest connectivity options for your smartphone, such as Apple, Android, Bluetooth and more. With a customer-oriented approach, DAIICHI Electronic aims to be the leading company in the automotive entertainment products and services sector in Turkey and all the countries it serves by delivering the best quality and cost-effective products to its customers on time.

DAIICHI, with its business development representatives, production facilities, and R&D center in six different countries, including Turkey, China, Italy, India, Brazil, and Ozbekistan, offers technological products developed by Turkish engineers to global automobile manufacturers. The company has established partnerships with reputable brands worldwide, representing Turkey in the global arena. DAIICHI Electronic has collaborations with major global players in the automotive sector such as Fiat, Tofaş, Ford, Hyundai, GM, Suzuki, Temsa, Karsan, BMC, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen, and Lancia.



With expert personnel and a history going back 50 years, Turkey’s first rod producer Ditaş is an A-class supplier to the largest automotive manufacturers, and exports over half of its total output.

Ditaş was established in 1972 to produce vehicle components such as rod ends, rod arms, track control arms, torque rods, stabilizer links and v-torque rods. After commencing operations in 1978, Ditaş Doğan Yedek Parça ve İmalat A.Ş. has grown to become Turkey’s largest Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), with an annual output of 7,800,000 units. Ditaş supplies automotive manufacturers inside and outside Turkey with high-quality original products for steering wheel and suspension production. It has cemented its position as the long-standing leader in the Turkish market, where many of the largest OEM rod product manufacturers operate, thanks to its dependable excellence, deep-rooted experience and integrated facilities.

A-class supplier

Ditaş’s production facility spans an area of 155 thousand square meters, 20 thousand of which are indoors, in Niğde. Its first-class facilities enable the company’s quality services and design excellence, and also ensure ample space for testing products to guarantee they fully meet customer expectations. The facilities also include a state-of-the-art machine park, allowing for flexible production processes.

An A-class supplier to the largest automotive manufacturers in Turkey, Ditaş holds ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification, IATF 16949 Automotive Suppliers Quality System, ISO 45001 OHS Management System, ISO 50001 Energy Management System, and Ford Q1 Quality certification.

Expansion in the automobile and light commercial vehicle group

Providing high-quality, high-tech and innovative steering and suspension system parts to the automotive industry, DİTAŞ acquired 70 percent stake in Profil Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. and 3S Kalıp Aparat Makine Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Profil Sanayi has been actively manufacturing body, chassis and assembled sheet metal parts for the primary automotive industry, as well as automobile-light commercial vehicle steering and suspension parts under the PRS brand for the independent spare parts market in Turkey and Europe since 1966. The Company has direct operations in Turkey and Europe for manufacturing molded and assembled sheet metal parts and mold manufacturing.

Located in the Hasanağa Organized Industrial Zone in Bursa, 3S Kalıp Aparat Makine Sanayi manufactures tandem, progressive and transfer sheet metal molds, control fixtures, welding equipment, forging dies and special testing equipment as per the special demands and needs of customers by leveraging the same approach to quality as its OEM customers.


Sesa Flexible Packaging

Living up to its motto "young, dynamic and productive", Sesa strives to produce quality instead of controlling it. Thanks to its commitment to research, development and innovation, it continues to grow with an annual production capacity of 18.00 tons/year for new and sustainable packaging products while exporting 55% of its production.

Founded in 1989, Sesa Ambalaj A.Ş. has since continued to grow and advance its operations with a specialized team on flexible packaging and barrier films, never compromising on its total quality philosophy, full commitment to its 100% customer satisfaction target. Production and service quality of Sesa with its experienced team of experts has been approved by Turkey’s top brands; offering flexo and rotogravure printing techniques, multilayer film structures, solvent based and solventless lamination alternatives, bags and bobbins, sustainable packaging solutions...

Sesa, the preferred brand of suppliers in England, America and Europe, thanks to its modern machinery park that is the pioneer of innovations; It aims to increase its export share to 70% with new investments.

A trailblazer in innovation

Renowned for its superior quality and wide array of products, Sesa has been granted the Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials Certification (BRC – IOP), ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems, ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems, ISO 10002:004 Feedback-Handling System, and also recyclable product certificates of PP Recyclable and PE Recyclable without barrier.

Constantly expanding its product range of green packaging, it produces biodegradable and recyclable food packaging with barrier films, which extends the shelf-life of the products. Sesa, a preferred brand for European suppliers thanks to its modern machinery park, aims to increase its exports to 60% through new investments.

The new member of the Sesa Ambalaj Family: Maksipak

Standing out with its environmentally friendly product development efforts, value creation goals and the importance it attaches to sustainability, SESA Ambalaj acquired 70% stake in Maksipak Ambalaj.

In an ever-evolving market, Maksipak operates as one of the largest ready-made bag manufacturers in Turkey, offering tailor-made solutions guided by experience, technology and customer relations. The Company boasts state-of-the-art equipment that enables it to deliver superior quality and attention to detail, value-based service, constant quality control and Research and Development.


Doğan Dış Ticaret

Operating primarily in the raw material supply business, Doğan Dış Ticaret (DDT) distributes paper, cardboard and packaging products. One of DDT’s main markets remains print media, such as newspapers, magazines and books, and it continually expands its portfolio to include new packaging and cardboard products. It serves as a solution partner, providing manufacturers with essential and reliable raw material.


Kelkit Doğan Besi

Established in 2002, Doğan Organik Süt Sığırcılığı İşletmesi produces organic milk while also creating a sustainable agricultural model to stimulate economic development in the region. Doğan Organik Süt Sığırcılığı İşletmesi altered its field of activity in 2018 by directly entering the cattle ranching business in an effort to even better sustain the region’s economic development.

The company, which adopted the name Kelkit Besi for its expansion into cattle, attaches great importance to the economic, social and cultural development of Kelkit, and encourages farmers in the region to produce products with the highest added value. As a result, farmers benefit both themselves and the economy of Kelkit. Kelkit Doğan Besi also aims to help eliminate the red meat deficit in Turkey.


Doğan Air

Doğan Air offers domestic and international air taxi transportation on its Falcon F2000LXS 2016 airplane, which has to date flown more than 8,000 hours. Since its inception in 2002, the aviation company has remained the first choice among the region’s most prominent business people.


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