Specializing in the manufacturing of covered electrodes, Kaynak Tekniği Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. was founded on March 1, 1974. With the onset of the 1980s, the company started manufacturing MIG/MAG welding wires. In 1982, Kaynak Tekniği became the Turkish distributor of the USA based “The Lincoln Electric Company”, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and a leader in the manufacturing of welding equipment. On May 5, 1998 a fifty-fifty partnership was established with The Lincoln Electric Company. As a result of this joint venture, an important step to expand the company's market share and exports to Europe, Russia, Africa and The Middle East was established.

The Lincoln Electric Co., the foreign partner of the joint venture, is one of the leading company worldwide specializing in the manufacturing of welding consumable products, welding equipment, welding generators, robotic automation and plasma cutting equipment. The company has joint ventures in 18 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices in approximately 160 countries.

Kaynak Tekniği has a capacity to produce 36,000 tons of covered electrodes, 24,000 tons of flux-cored welding wires, 5,000 tons of submerged arc welding wires and 1,500 tons of TIG welding wires on an annual basis. Products and Registered Trademarks Under the brand “ASKAYNAK”, Kaynak Tekniği manufactures welding electrodes and welding wires primarily used by the welding manufacturing industry, while the “KOBATEK” brand of products were developed to be primarily utilized during welding repair and maintenance processes. Additionally, Kaynak Tekniği distributes the “LINCOLN ELECTRIC” brand of welding electrodes, welding wires, welding equipment, etc. of its partner The Lincoln Electric Company throughout Turkey. In the 2000s, Kaynak Tekniği registered its brand “STARWELD” which includes stainless steel and aluminum MIG and TIG welding wires and flux-cored welding wires. The “EXPRESSWELD” brand of welding equipment is another significant product line sold under the Kaynak Tekniği umbrella. Besides the welding equipment and consumable products available within the “ASKAYNAK” brand abrasives and “HARRIS” gas equipments are also offered.