Mühlenchemie to open facility in Turkey
July 3, 2013
by World Grain Staff
IZMIR, TURKEY — In order to meet the increasing demands of local bakeries producing bread and pastry goods, Mühlenchemie and its long-standing distribution partner ABP are intensifying their cooperation with the opening of a production plant for flour improvers and flour fortification premixes in Izmir, Turkey.
ABP has been the distribution partner of the flour treatment specialist Mühlenchemie since 1992. The two firms have now established the joint venture ABP Mühlenchemie Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi as a partnership on a basis of equality. In this context the new company has set up a research and production facility of its own in order to be in a better position to meet the needs of the region’s milling industry. By doing so, it has cleared the way for sustainable growth in Turkey.
“Thanks to the new production plant and our joint venture with ABP we are now able to serve the dynamic Turkish market for agricultural products and food more systematically and flexibly,” said Mühlenchemie’s Managing Director Lennart Kutschinski. “A knowledge of local conditions and good relations with our customers, including thorough advice, are essential for our business if we are to offer additional value with individual system solutions. In ABP and Mühlenchemie, two excellent partners have intensified their cooperation to ensure a successful future.”
Kemal Kantar, the owner of the ABP group, welcomes the closer business relationship.
“The two companies have the same attitude to quality. We have been importing Mühlenchemie’s products for over 20 years. But since the demands made by our local mills are much greater these days, production on the spot is the logical conclusion if we are to continue our partnership,” Kantar said.
The production plant, that currently employs a staff of 16, is managed by Aysegül Isik, who has been familiar with the market for many years.