First producer in Turkey it made with domestically produced yeast, Elvan group, a company in food business, increased its export value per kilogram up to 3 dollars. The company has now a project topublish a comprehensive book on chocolate production. Publishing project was initiated by scholars of Yildiz Technical University and managers of the company. A protocol for cooperation was signed by the partners recently that includes some other names from the academia. The book is to be edited by Osman Sagdic, food department of Yildiz Technical University and is expected to be a source of reference for the industry.
Hidayet Kadiroglu, chairman of Elvan group, informed that two scientific article will also be published in international journals as part of the project. Kadiroglu said, “Three articles are in the process. We are one of the top three companies in the top 100 candy companies in Turkey. Now we aim to improve our image and rank in the industry. These scientific efforts will carry the candy industry to the world scientific literature.” Yildiz Technical University rector Ismail Yuksek emphasized on the importance of this kind of academic cooperation between Turkish companies and academia will empower Turkish candy and chocolate producers worldwide.