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“We have a share of more than 18% in Turkish flour market”

“We continue to conduct research and development studies for new flour types. We are going to launch ready-made mixes soon. We have a share of 18.2% in retail flour market in Turkey. In Marmara region, our share hits 31.7% and we are the sector leader. We penetrated into all chain markets selling branded products. Eksun Food also produces private labeled …

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“Russia to boost its wheat exports”

“Black Sea region determines the grain prices. It is the main region for supply of wheat… Russia is the world’s biggest exporter of wheat because of the extra wheat. Russia will boost the export of wheat. We will make the harvest grow bigger. We will have more extra wheat so we have to supply more grain abroad.” Arkady Zlochevsky President …

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“Mergers in flour industry are inevitable because of fierce competition”

“We think of acquisition or having a foreign partner, and this issue – acquisition or foreign partner – has been always on our agenda. We talk with our friends inside and outside of the sector about acquisition or having a local or foreign partner. In our industry, the idle capacity is more than 50 percent. In fact, the figure reveals …

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“Russia can be one of the world’s largest flour exporters”

“All conditions were established for the development of flour export in Russia. Businesses have the necessary production reserve capacities. Unlike Turkey, Russia’s government does not back the flour export. Therefore, the important thing is not to invest but to provide the state’s backing for Russia flour export so that we can compete against exporter of other countries that enjoyed for …

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We brought Turkey a factory where robots work

“Our newly inaugurated Industry 4.0 mill has the most advanced technologies, the highest food safety environment and the opportunity to meet customer expectations with the ability of applying one percent mixture. Less than a dozen of blue-collar workers are employed in our mill where Kraft packages are done by automatized machines and robots; and delivery can be done from 6 …

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“We lead the field thanks to our production technology and never giving in character”

“Our country has covered a lot of ground at pasta industry. Now we have a voice with Italy and other pasta producing countries in terms of production and raw materials. I think this phenomenon is driven competitiveness and industriousness of Turkish people that never give in. This may be the main underlying factor for our companies’ success. Furthermore, our producers …

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UNESCO discovers Silk Road food processing tech under leadership of Turkish academician

Mustafa Bayram, Chairman of TABADER and a professor of Food Engineering Department at Gaziantep University, is elected as the head of UNESCO Silk Roads FPG Scientific Committee. Speaking to Miller about the activities of the committee which is investigating the interactions on the historical Silk Roads, especially the food processing technologies, Bayram said, “Layers of culture, art, and economy of …

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FMN: Transforming powerhouse of the Nigerian agricultural sector

“Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) is one of the Nigeria’s leading food and agro-allied companies. Pioneering the flour milling in Nigeria, we operate over 20 milling units in the country with a combined capacity of over 10,000 MT milling per day. Nigeria is a huge importer of wheat and hence we have significant wheat storage capacity of around 200 KMT. …

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IKAR General Director Rylko tells how Russia became a wheat-supply superpower

“Russia has emerged as a leading player in the world grain market thanks to a combination of reasonable state policies and support of agriculture, national currency devaluation, farm restructuring, private investments, and good weather. I would especially focus on farm restructuring and investments. Most wheat and grains are produced nowadays on large and superlarge farms, which allows a lot of …

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“We produce with modern technology and bakery experience”

“We always established long-lasting friendships with our customers. This friendship is much more important than the trade. Together with this relation, they found professional management and service without a glitch. We produce products in line with our customers’ need with experience in bakery and pastry. Our customers do not face with unpleasant surprises thanks to the stable and quality products …

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