In late 2011 we acquired 100% of Progida Group, a leading Hazelnut exporter in Turkey. Olam has attained a leadership position in Turkey, carrying inventories to meet the just-in-time requirements of our customers. Recently we have started sesame processing, a new plant in Black Sea Region for Tahini/Hulled sesame production.
Our 2 corporate offices are in Istanbul and Mersin, with hazelnut cracking factories located at Ordu and Adapazari. The hazelnut processing plant is in the Piraziz/Giresun area at the heart of the hazelnut growing region. Our sesame plant is in Samsun, close to the biggest port of Black Sea. Across the country, over 1,000 employees manage our processing and supply chain activities from origination to logistics, marketing and distribution, enabling us to efficiently create value and manage risks for our customers.