Turkey accounts for more than 70% of the world’s annual production of hazelnuts. The climatic conditions in the Turkish Black Sea Coast area are ideal for growing hazelnuts.
Olam Progida operates a modern state-of-the-art ingredients factory in Giresun and cracking facilities in different regions of the Turkish Black Sea Coast. The business is headquartered in Istanbul and has long been present in the region, priding itself on its ability to procure hazelnuts across all the growing areas in Turkey. Strong relationships with farmers, intermediary traders and crackers in the growing areas have been nurtured for mutually beneficial relationships over time.
The European Union consumes about 80% of Turkey’s hazelnut production, making Olam Progida one of the leading exporters in the country with links to all major European customers in the confectionery industry.