In the list of Assembly of Exporters Turkey, TIM, Marmarabirlik ranked top in olive exports for the third time. Chairman of Marmarabirlik, Hidamet Asa says, “Our aim is to make our brand Marmarabirlik which exports to 47 countries, a global name in its field. The award was presented at the 22nd General Meeting of the Assembly which was participated by Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, economy minister Nihat Zeybekci and TIM president Mehmet Buyukeksi.
In his speech, chairman Hidamet Asa said, “We got this prestigious award in the name of our 30 thousand members organized under 8 cooperatives. Our aim is to make our brand a globally renowned name in olive market. We were the top olive oil and olive products exporter in the years 2011 and 2012 in TIM’s list. We exported 5.5 thousand tons of products in 2014 and earned 24 million dollars of income in 2014. We are expanding our product portfolio and export markets. Presently, our products are sold in 47 countries. We target to export more than 6 tons of products by the end of 2015. That means a 50% increase over the five-year average of our exports. Our target means 30 million dollars of income. he award we got has encouraged us for higher level of successes.”