Milestones in the first 50 years
1963 - Our company was established by Ünal Kardes (Electrical Engineer) at Bankalar Cad. No. 22. The company obtained the dealership of KRAUS&NAIMER blue line switches and MEGA automotive carbon brushes and started to import various brands.
1974 - The foundations of our Sefaköy factory, which is still operational, was laid. KARDES ELEKTRIK SAN VE TIC. A.S. was established and the mass production of KRAUS&NAIMER C-CA series line switches and MEGA automotive carbon brushes started.
1983 -Starting the Importation of Phoenix Contact brand products, leading in interface technology, automation sector.
1986 - Our first company changed its name to ÜNAL KARDES ELEKTRIK GERECLERI TIC. A.S. and moved to its own building in Gümrük Sok. No:14, Karaköy. The company obtained the dealership of various companies: Hellermann Tyton cable ties and accesories, Iboco Cable ducts and Inset PVC spiral hoses and couplings, Klauke cable lugs, crimping and cutting Tools and Greenlee Punches and Test Instruments. Foundation of Phoenix Contact Elektronik Ltd. in Istanbul.
1998 - Ünal Kardes A.S. moved to its restructured Sefaköy factory building and continued its operations.
1999 - SKC KARBON SANAYI ve TICARET LTD. STI. started to produce carbon graphite in Turkey as the representative of SGL CARBON GROUP.
2003 - The company obtained ISO 9000-2000 quality certificate. It started to manufacture CE compliant products with international standards.
2010 - Established in Bursa Free Zone, ACEL Elektrik San.Tic. Ltd. Sti. started to assemble and manufacture Phoenix Contact terminal blocks.
2011 - Partnership between Phoenix Contact GmbH Germany and ACEL Elektrik San.Tic. Ltd. Sti.
KARDES ELEKTRIK obtained the Turkey Distributorship of the German EFEN company, an expert in the NH fuse and NH fuse switches.
2012 - The Company obtained the Turkey Distributorship for MSB Low Voltage Current Transformers, PFLITSCH Cable coupling systems, and SCHLEGEL Control and Emergency Stop Buttons.
2013 - The title of SKC KARBON SAN VE TIC LTD was changed to SKC KARBON SAN. VE TIC. A.S.
2013 - After fifty years of hard work, our company continues to serve our business partners and the Turkish Industry by developing its production and exportation activities and its relations with the foreign brands it represents.
2016 - The Company obtained the Turkey Distributorship for Cembre electrical connectors, hand tools, cable accessories, labeling systems and railway equipment.
2017- Moved to its new premises located in Hadımköy - Arnavutköy, which construction started in 2016, has a closed area of 12.500 m2 and made in accordance with the latest technology.
2017- Started KARDEŞ brand Cable Lugs manufacturing.