Our company has made an agreement amounting to 23.173.380 EUR consisting of various pickles and canned products with the famous grocery chain of Europe and our new season export connections have reached to 24.892.196 EUR together with this agreement. Our seasonal export connections are expected to continue in the coming days.
European companies, which want to give up the Far East market and buy food products, broke the trail to Turkey due to the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) that first appeared in China.
The Europeans, who turned to food stock for fear of corona (corona) virus, the most preferred product group was Turkish food, while emptying the shelves of the markets where they are located. Penguen Gıda, which takes its place among the pioneers of the European market with its export moves and is one of the largest jams, pickles, canned and frozen food producers of Turkey; continues to decorate the tables of Europeans with its 100% additive-free and preservative-free product range.
Penguen Gıda, which appeals to the taste of the European consumers together with the product groups such as Pickled Gherkins, Roasted Peppers, Roasted Eggplant, Jam, Milk Corn, Peas, Garnish and Balkan Sauce Lutenitsa; will continue to fill the shelves of the markets in Europe with the coming demands.
Aykan Sözüçetin, who is CEO of Penguen Gıda and states that the importers supplying food products from the Far East market have frozen all their orders and even canceled their orders due to the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) that first appeared in China, used the expressions that “the European consumers who started to empty the shelves of the markets in their places due to the coronavirus prefer frozen Turkish made food and canned food in terms of hygiene and health. Decreasing the demand in the Far East market and losing the competition chance of our competitors will cause the food industry to boom in terms of exports. The European supplier companies that we have been working with have brought forward their annual demands in food. This development that we do not want to happen in the Far East was a chance for Turkey in the food industry. We continue to work 24/7 in our factory to keep up with the demands. Our sector can experience its golden age in exports this year.”
Sözüçetin said that “the European supplier companies brought forward their current loadings in food due to the coronavirus, which started in China and negatively affected many countries. We expect our turnover to increase by at least 30 percent in 2020 compared to last year.”
IT GAVE CONFIDENCE TO THE CONSUMER AND ENTERED INTO THE TOP 10
Penguen Gıda, which continues its activities by increasing its successful graphic in the food sector every year for 28 years, while it is shown by Brand Finance as one of the 100 most valuable brands in Turkey, took its place among the 10 most valuable brands in the food industry.
Penguen Food, which took its place among the most reliable brands of the sector with the innovations and firsts that it brought to the food and agriculture sector, continues its steady growth in every field.
Penguen Gıda was shown as one of the most 10 valuable brands in Turkey's food industry by Brand Finance that is one of the world's leading international brand assessment organizations with a brand value of 16 million dollars.
Aykan Sözüçetin, who is CEO of Penguen Gıda, said that “the adventure of Penguen Gıda that started in Bursa in 1989 continues today in 35 countries, especially Germany, England, USA, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia and Sweden. The understanding of quality and healthy products that we based on 28 years ago continues with the same belief. We produce all of our products 100% without preservatives and additives. This understanding of production also created a solid trust in the capacity of our consumers. Today, we are shown as one of the most 10 valuable brands in the food industry by Brand Finance. In the last 3 years, we achieved 50% growth and increased our turnover to approximately 125 million TRY.
We increased the confidence of the consumers found in 35 countries that we export together with the satisfaction of our consumers in the market of Turkey each year. While targeting 20 percent growth in 2017, today, we continue to make production at the world standards in 75.000 square meter closed areas that as founded 230.000 square meter open lands”.
Penguen Gıda, which is the largest producer of jam of Turkey and offers new products to Turkish kitchens in its product range, provides employment to nearly 1,000 people in its facilities and is one of Turkey's largest agricultural raw materials buyers with a cultivation area covering 40.000 decares consisting of approximately 10.000 farmers.
Penguen Gıda, which produces a wide range of canned food, carries the product variety obtained from 100% domestic production to the table in a glass jar including jam, canned vegetables, ready meals, boiled legumes, tomato paste, pickles and frozen food. Penguen Gıda, which continues to deliver all of its products to every corner of Turkey with widespread distribution channel consisting of 5 regional directorates and 40 dealers today, now offers Balkan Sauce Lutenitsa with sweet and spicy varieties to its consumers following the flavors such as roasted peppers and roasted spinach.
Our company has started the new season export connections with an agreement amounting to 17.435.690 EUR that made with the famous market chain of Europe and consists of various pickles and canned products. Our seasonal export connections are expected to continue in the coming days.
THE FOURTH COMPANY THAT INCREASED EMPLOYMENT THE MOST
Penguen Gıda ranked 4th in the category of companies that increased their Food Employment the most in Anatolia's Top 500 Companies Research.
Penguen Gıda, which stands out in the category of companies that increased the employment the most in Anatolia's Top 500 Companies, was the pride of Turkey and Bursa once again. The company, which contributes greatly to the country's economy with its investments, continues to increase the number of employees every year with the new job fields that it provides.
Aykan Sözüçetin, who is CEO of Penguen Gıda and takes his award in the ceremony held with the participation of Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Faruk Özlü,; said that our country is a unique agricultural country with its vast lands, sun, air, water and climate. It cannot use this potential due to the lack of strategic planning and modern agricultural techniques. Therefore, our state and private sector have great responsibilities. As Penguen Gıda, we started mechanized agriculture in the canned food sector in order to contribute to the modernization of Turkish agriculture. We are also very happy to contribute to the increase in employment by increasing our turnover with the advantages of productivity and capacity increases. Our main target is to increase the production, tonnage and productivity of our country as an agricultural country. In this way, while signing more export and employment figures, our aim is to provide more net foreign exchange inflow to our country and most importantly to help close the foreign trade deficit by making our country a structure that does not need agricultural product imports”.
Penguen Gıda was founded in 1989 in Bursa in the heart of Turkey's most fertile agricultural areas. Penguen Gıda, which leads the industry with its innovations and firsts in the food and agriculture sector, produces 100 percent additive-free and preservative-free in all its products.
Penguen Gıda, which is one of the biggest exporters of its sector, exports its products to 35 world countries in which Germany, England, USA, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Russia and Sweden take place including mainly EU countries.
Penguen Gıda produces at high standards in 70.000 m2 closed area that was founded on approximately 250.000 m2 open land with its factory, machine parks and warehouses which were designed in accordance with European standards.
Penguen Gıda is also one of Turkey's largest agricultural raw materials buyers with its planting area that consisting of approximately 10.000 producers and covering an area of 40.000 decares including 70 percent of which are contracted. 42.000 tons of production is made on an annual basis in 2016 and 37 percent of the production (15.600 tons) consists of the export products.
BALKAN TASTE COMES TO OUR TABLES WITH PENGUEN
Penguen Gıda, which leads to the industry with the innovations and its firsts by bringing them to the food and agriculture sector and is one of the producers of Turkey's largest jams, pickles and preserves; brings Balkan Sauce Lutenitsa now from Turkey's largest jams, pickles and preserves manufacturers after Roasted Peppers and Roasted Spinach.
Balkan Sauce Lutenitsa, which consists of roasted peppers, roasted eggplant, tomatoes and very special spices; will be indispensable for your tables with its unique taste. Penguen Gıda produces 100% additive-free and preservative-free in Lutenitsa as in all its products.
While Balkan Sauce Lutenitsa is eaten alone or on bread for breakfast besides meat, meatballs, chicken and pasta dishes; it appeals to Turkish taste with its unique taste.
Our company has started the new season export connections with an agreement amounting to 14.140.741 Euros that was made with Europe's famous grocery chain and consists of various pickles and canned products. Our seasonal export connections are expected to continue in the coming days.
The Earth Hour that is organized by WWF will take place for the tenth time this year between 20.30-21.30 on Saturday, 19 March, where millions of people turn off the lights for an hour every year to draw attention to global climate change.
Penguen Gıda, which is one of the leading companies in the food industry, will turn off its lights on Saturday, March 19 between 20:30 and 21:30 in its facilities located in Bursa in order to raise awareness on global climate change within the scope of the "Earth Hour" event that will be held for the 10th time worldwide this year.
Penguen Gıda invites everyone to participate in the Earth Hour event between 20:30 and 21:30 on Saturday, March 19, and to shed light on the climate struggle by turning off its lights for 1 hour.
According to December 2015 Turkey report of Socialbakers that is one of the world's largest social media statistics agency, Penguen Gıda achieved the highest number of interactions (137.148) consisting of shares, likes and comments with its New Year Campaign and was first of Turkey again as it was in last year.
In the World ranking carried-out among 64 countries, it was First of World in Europe, America, Africa and Australia continents with mass interaction rate, Third of World with the number of comments in all countries, Third of World with the number of shares and Fourth of World with total interaction rate.
By making a commitment of 13,032,945 Euros consisting of various pickle and canned products with a famous grocery store chain in Europe today, our company has started its new season export commitments. Our seasonal export commitments are expected to continue in the following days involving both frozen and canned products.
According to the December 2014 Turkey Report of Socialbakers, one of the biggest social media statistics institution in the world, Penguen Food has ranked Turkey’s Number One, getting the highest number of interactions (133.910) consisting of sharing, likes and comments with its New Year Campaign. Additionally it has set another record by reaching the highest rate among the winners of other months in the last 3 years with its visual sharing interaction rate of 114%.
Penguen Food, which also continues social communication via Twitter apart from Facebook, has succeeded a different achievement creating interactions with 60.000 people with its hashtag #2015BenimYılım, by staying in Turkey’s TT List for 2 days and in World TT List for a continuous 10 minutes.
Penguenyemektarifleri.com, the website for recipes by Penguen Food, has been the Public’s Favorite by taking the most sms votes in the public voting within the context of 12. Altın Örümcek Web Awards which awards the most successful websites, being the first and only independent website awards organization of Turkey.
Penguenyemektarifleri.com whose web design is prepared by Floki Web Solutions and the recipes were elaborated by world famous chef Ömür Akkor has won great recognition in 9 months since it has become online both by its design and content; making it to the finals by the assessments of the jury in Life category in this important organization, it had qualified to join the public voting.
Penguen’s recipes website penguenyemektarifleri.com has made it to the finals by the end of the assessments of the jury in Altın Örümcek Website Awards which is the first and only independent website awards organization in Turkey awarding the most successful websites. The winner of the competition, 12th of which is held this year, will be selected by short messaging (SMS) in public voting. The public voting will continue until 28 March 2014.
By making a commitment of 9,240,000 Euros consisting of various canned products with a famous grocery store chain in Europe today, our company has started its new season export commitments. Our seasonal export commitments are expected to continue in the following days involving both frozen and canned products.
Penguen Gıda, one of the biggest pickle suppliers of Europe, added another variety to its rich pickle portfolio with “Penguen Hot Pickled Gherkins”. Those who like pickles and hot taste will experience two pleasures at the same time with “Penguen Hot Pickled Gherkins”, 100% additive free and without preservative substances similar to all Penguen products.
Penguen pickle varieties are produced out of fresh raw materials, completely pure and without preservative substances, and are offered to consumers’ credits in healthy glass jars. Penguen pickle varieties, indispensable with dishes such as dried white beans-rice (pilaf), chickpeas, potatoes, lentil balls, burghul salad, spaghettis, “mantı” / special Turkish ravioli and kebabs, can be found in all leading markets all over the country.
Brand Finance, leading brand value organisation of the world, published for the 7th time the list of “Most Valuable Brands of Turkey”. Total value of 100 brands, according to the list based on 2012 data, reaches to USD 31 billion 240 million. Penguen Gıda, leading enterprise in terms of first implementations in food and agriculture sectors in Turkey, and which occupied the 97th place in the list, augmented its brand value with a rate of USD 3 million, and advanced one step, to occupy the 96th place.
David Haigh, CEO of Brand Finance, stated that Turkey made important progress in the last years, and added: “We hope that Turkish brands will occupy their places together with their values on global gradation, with the increase of importance attached to studies concerning the brand value. We will be pleased this research, “Most Valuable Brands of Turkey” will contribute to this development.
Aykan Sozuçetın, CEO of Penguen Gıda, underlined as the following in his statement: “We aim to advance and occupy higher places in the coming years, by increasing our studies concerning the brand and the brand value. Turkish brands could not be included this year in the “World’s Most Valuables Brands” research, published by Brand Finance. We aim as Penguen Gıda, and parallel to our vision, to become the indispensable food brand of all tables.”
To glass jars from the field, in 2 hours and untouched. Turkish public opinion was well concerned in the last years about food safety, and it was nearly impossible to reach to healthy and safe foods in nutrition. Use of pesticides and chemicals comes to the foreground as an important problem in food chain, together with environmental pollution. Most of vegetables bought from the market with the idea of being fresh are at least 2-3 days old.
Vegetables and fruits grown by using modern agricultural techniques remove important losses concerning taste, quality and nutritional value.
Penguen Gıda, leading enterprise in terms of first implementations in food and agriculture sectors in Turkey, provides to consumers more fresh products which have better quality and nutritional value, and assists them to consume these products without spending too much water for washing and by economising time in preparation and cooking. Vegetables and fruits, selected with due care on the right season, and taken to process within nearly 2 hours, are filled in healthy glass jars, whilst they still preserve their freshness, and without using any additives and preservative substances.
Penguen passed to the fourth speed
Penguen Gıda, the first company in Turkey to initiate mechanised agriculture, strengthened its fleet with corn harvester, after 2 green pea harvesters, bean and spinach harvesters, and passed to the fourth speed with its fourth harvester. These harvesters make possible direct harvest from the field, remove loss of time and productivity, and provide increase in product quality.
Turkish farmers will become more informed and conscious with mechanised agriculture, be oriented to industrial type planting, and they will obtain more products with lesser costs on large fields together with land unification projects, and which is more important, they will obtain better quality products and more income.
“Roasted Pepper paste with nuts” from Penguen, one of leading brands of Turkey with 100% local production in jams, canned vegetables, ready-to-serve foods, boiled pulses, pastes, pickles and frozen foods, will be indispensable on the breakfast table. “Roasted Pepper paste with nuts”, this unique taste on a piece of bread will satisfy your hunger during the day, on tea time or between meals.
“Roasted Pepper paste with nuts”, which acquires its unique taste from roasted pepper, pepper, tomato paste, plenty of nuts and hazelnuts, olive oil and special spices, is very tasty and practical with its normal and hot varieties.
“Roasted Pepper paste with nuts”, 100% additive free and without preservative substances similar to all Penguen products, will be indispensable for your breakfasts.
Penguen Gıda concluded today, with a renowned European market chain, an export contract worth of 16,300,000.00 Euros. We are waiting for the continuation of seasonal export contracts in the near future.
After the earthquake disaster that occurred last Sunday in Van, a number of cooperation efforts including the organization of Penguen Gıda conducted to recover the the pain of earthquake victims. Aykan Sözüçetin, General Manager of Penguen Gıda, announced today “ We sent the truck consisting of preserved food products needed in the earthquake region as a part of aid campaign” Sözüçetin contiuned “So we really felt a strong sense of purpose to help keep the country connected such a time of disaster and will always be ready to fulfill the requirements as many national brand ” On the other hand, employees of Penguen Gıda sustained the aid campain by sending a variety of required materials including blankets, sweaters, jackets, jumpers to earthquake region.
“Company investments in mechanized agriculture continues rapidly... " Penguen Gıda that pioneered the development of agriculture in our country as well as the leading brands in the 100 % domestic production of jams, preserved vegetables, ready meals, sauces, pickles, frozen food continues rapidly to make new developments in this field.
Penguen Gıda by giving a significant importance to the technology and R & D investments since its founding has achieved many firsts in the food sector and with its approximately 10.000 farmers Penguen Gıda has been one of the pioneers of the contracted farming. Now, it is pleased to announce the new Procurement of the another pea, beans, and spinach harvesters in order to increase the productivity.
Aykan Sözüçetin, the General Manager of Penguen Gıda A.Ş stated, “We achieved the increase on the turnover of peas TL 10 Million as a result of these machines - a total valued of over $ 2 million – by a fourfold increase on the tonnage of pea products compared to the previous year”. Furthermore, Sözüçetin was also happy to announced to sustain a number of farmers whose crops had to be desiccated on the grounds due to the lack of agricultural workers via new harvesters.
“Although Turkey is an agricultural country, its potential could not be used efficiently. By the large areas of mechanized agriculture will develop Turkish agriculture and in this regard Penguen Gıda leads the industry” Sözüçetin cited.
Penguen Gıda A.Ş provides world-class manufacturing in the most modern plants of Europe within 250 thousand square meters of land and in the closed area of 75 thousand square meters. The company has secured a number of Certificate which indicates the highest quality given by EFSIS (European Food Safety Inspection Service) to the limited number of brands in the world.
Penguen Gıda announced today that its board of directors signed the export agreement of total € 15,5 Million with a well-known supermarket chain of Europe. The production of set of products and preserved vegetables mentioned in the agreement will be started in June, 2011 and they will be shipped by the end of June, 2011. It was also reported that a number of seasonal export aggrement will be signed in near future.
Penguen Gıda put up for a patent of the Preserved Spinach. As a result of two years of research involving all world countries, the invention of the Preserved Spinach that produced for the first time by Penguen Gıda was appeared on record. Penguen Gıda, with its a preferred brand by the customers particularly in European Union as well as 35 different countries has strengthened its brand image one more time by this patent.
Penguen Preserved Spinach attracts attention by being ready to serve in a minute as well as pure, healthy and delicious. As a usual, spinach is considered as an inconvenient vegetable due to its preparation process of sorting, washing, cutting and cooking within the daily rush. Here in Penguen Gıda is offering the Preserved Spinach to eliminate this time consuming process and providing a healty and pure product ready to serve in a minute.
Penguen Preserved Spinach could be served directly or used within the different menus. For instance it can be used as pastry filling material or served as a meal with egg, yoghurt, minces and béchamel sauce.
Penguen Gıda is pleased to be ready to introduce Preserved Spinach into the health care market in order to let its customers to obtain Vitamin A, Vitamin C group vitamins, iron and calcium as well as protein via spinach.
Penguen Gıda, one of the leading companies of convenient food sector speeds up the investments by increasing the share at the domestic market. Aykan Sözüçetin, General Manager of Penguen Gıda, today stated in his written statement “ Our goal is to raise the turnover by 25 % to reach TL 50 Million in 2011 in the domastic marketplace where two fold growth achieved in the last five years”
Sözüçetin contiuned “Although the dolar basis export revenue was appropriate in 2011, the turnover and profit level were not be on targeted range on TL basis due to the exchange rate.” Also he added the wish of getting more positive result in 2011 depending on the preservation of current rate policy“
Penguen Gıda with its approximately 10.000 farmers - exports 50% of the products to 35 world countries named Germany, England, USA, France, Holland, Switzerland, Russia and Sweden.
Since 2007, Penguen Gıda has considered the domestic investment within the scope of restructuring program. Hence, the aim is to accelerate the process of investment to increase the capacity.
According to the information given by Sözüçetin, the first investment of amounted approximately TL 5 million that will be fulfillled within this year will be a new quick-freezing unit. This will result in an increase of the capacity by 100 % in frozen food production. In addition to abovementioned information, Sözüçetin also declared that in order to increase the productivity, another pea and spinach harvesters were purchased. He also noticed the recent investment in tomato paste and other tomato products has already started and in order to expand the rate of Penguen Gıda in domestic marketplace, a number of new investments will be made in near future. Sözüçetin finalized his speech by giving a last announcement about the patent rolls of Preserved Spinach that will be another first step taken by Penguen into the market.
It is much easier to prepare New Year Table with delicious Preserved Vegetables of Penguen. A number of Penguen Products such as sweet corn, preserved peas, carrot - pea - potato mix (Garniture), pickles as well as roasted pepper spread and aubergine in addition to preserved okra, green beans, mushrooms, artichoke and spinach will have a substantial role in the kitchen in order to provide your guest to delicious and healthy meals in the New Year Eve.
Penguen Boiled Chickpea, Boiled Bean and Boiled Borlotti Beans as the new series of flavors are also a healthy and practical alternative to flavor your meals. It will be enough to drain the water of boiled products that are produced without additives and add to the materials in the saucepan for your meal then cook for only 5 minutes. If you wish, you can use them directly in the salads by straining the juice.
Penguen Gıda executes the production process as using fruits and vegetables conscientiously selected, picking in their season, producing without using any additives in the factories that mentioned one of the most modern plants of Europe.
Penguen Gıda is a corporation has secured an ISO 22000 (HACCP) and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certified Company as well as holding “BRC-Grade A” Certificate which indicates the highest quality given by EFSIS (European Food Safety Inspection Service) to the limited number of brands in the world. The production of Penguen are preferred not only by customers in Turkey but also in 35 world countries named Germany, England, USA, France, Holland, Switzerland, Russia and Sweden.
Penguen Gıda San. A.Ş. today reported the capital of the company will be increased to TL 55 million 600 thousand by the end of simultaneous process of capital increase and decrease. Aykan Sözüçetin, General Manager of Penguen Gıda San. A.Ş stated, “By TL 45 million reduction in the capital, the company will eliminate a large portion of the loss of previous years whereas TL 50 million increase in the capital expected to positive impact on operational profitability will have created an additional source. As a result, the company aims to achieve to be in pursuit of profibility by strengthened capital structure in order to be able to distribute dividends in the near future”
Sözüçetin contiuned “With over two decades of expertise, Penguen Gıda has grown steady since 1989 when the journey began and completed succesfully the reorganization program launched in 2007. Today, net sales for the fourth quarter of 2009 were TL 86,7 million as compared to TL 69,9 million in previous year, an increase of 24% through all of these investments and operations. And thus, our company has taken its place among the companies that achieved the highest increase in the profitability during the economic crisis.”
“For the first six months of 2011, net sales were TL 34 million 728 thousand as compared to TL 28 million 345 thousand in the same period of 2010, rose by 19%. Penguen Gıda indicated a significant improvement also in the net profit, it rose to TL 3 million 55 thousand in this period from TL 2 million 134 thousand net loss in 2010. “ Sözüçetin contiuned by refering to be ready to make new investments in the near future to increase the size of turnover.
He concluded “Penguen Gıda with its deep understanding of consumer needs has became the most preferred brand in the preserved vegetables while it is the greatest manufacturer of Turkey in the production of jam. Consequently Penguen Gıda which are among the largest exporter company in Turkey indicated two fold growth in the domestic marketplace in the last five years.”
Penguen Gıda now with the new campain of “Flavor is Known by the Diner” rewards customers in addition to offer delicious products and fun. The customers of Penguen Gıda need to upload a photo taken with any Penguen Products onto the site of www.lezzeticekenbilir.com between the dates of October 20th and December 17th The first winner who gathered the highiest votes will win Sony Bravia LCD TV while the second winner will receive iPhone 3GS and the third one will acquire Sony Playstation. Moreover, each 25th person applied to the organisation will get a Penguen Gift Package.
According to the report 2009 of The Ekonomist Journal, Penguen Gıda was selected as the 73rd within its sector whereas the 42nd in Bursa in addition to took a part as the 251st in overall rankings. Moreover, it was reported “Penguen Gıda had rank of 422 from 1000 exporters” by the TIM 2009 Top 1000 Exporters Research as well as became the third in its sector. Furthermore, the rank of Penguen Gıda is 602 according to research of Top 500 Industrial Enterprises - 2009 conducted by ISO Turkey.
Penguen Gıda, one of the pioneers in Turkish food sector, continues to make things smooth for the lives of its customers with the new product series. Penguen is now offering Boiled Chickpea, Boiled Borlotti Beans and Boiled Beans... These products are just like the ones which are soaked in water overnight then boiled. Thus, you will save both time and money. It will be enough to drain the water of boiled products that are produced without additives and add to the materials in the saucepan for your meal then cook for only 5 minutes. If you wish, you can use them directly in the salads by straining the juice.
A balanced and healthy diet is increasingly gaining more attention in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, the food should be chosen carefully while purchasing to consider the amount of required herbal protein.
Herbal protein provided from the leguminous plants takes a significantly important role in the amount of required daily protein. The composition of these nutrients eaten with pleasure all over the world contain vitamin B complex and vitamin E.
Penguen Gıda with its sensitivity to health issues presents the new product series produced by the highiest quality and 100 % domestic legume products to make things smooth for the lives of its customers.
Enjoy the new boiled products of Penguen!
Penguen Gıda declared today that its board of directors signed the export agreement of total € 16 Million with a well-known supermarket chain of Europe. It was also highligted that a number of seasonal export aggrement will be signed in near future.
Operating profit reached four times in the same quarter a year earlier. Contrary to the shrunken companies due to the economic crisis, Penguen Gıda had closed the financial year of 2009 with record profits increase despite the crisis. 2009 year-end financial statements submitted by the tax office indicated the growth of Penguen Gıda was by 24% compared to the previous year.
Aykan Sözüçetin, General Manager of Penguen Gıda A.Ş stated, “The Company’s operating profit increased to TL 5,6 Million by the end of 2009 from TL 1,4 Million for the same period of previous year. In addition to this, Sözüçetin also revealed the financial performans of Penguen Gıda by providing further information about the status of net and gross sales. There was an increase in the net sales to TL 86,7 Million by 2009 which preceded to TL 69,9 Million in the previous year. This represents a significant rise of 24 %. On the other hand, the profit of gross sales remarkably exceeded to TL 22,8 Million by 47 % during the period from 2008 to 2009.
Aykan Sözüçetin contiuned “In spite of the crisis, we achieved the increase to the production as well as the rate of profit by maintaining the investment during 2009 and thus reached the target of the turnover. Sözüçetin concluded “Our sustainable and profitable growth will continue” by emphasizing the turnover target of TL 100 Million set for the year 2010.
Penguen Gıda recently added the black mulberry as a new member into the family of preserves. The black mulberries picked up in their seasons, washed and sorted at Penguen plants making hygienic production at European standards followed by the preparation process to suit properly for our traditional taste by hygienic glass jars.
Mulberry fruit contains powerful antioxidants to neutralize free radicals in the body by bringing aspects of property is to strengthen the immune system. It protects the heart and decreases blood pressure through the flavonoids in its content. Amazingly it also has an anti-aging effect.
Apart from these benefits, Black Mulberry is effective in removing asthenia, overfatigue as well as sleeplessness and also recommended for cleaning the blood of patients with anaemia. Moreover, Black mulberry not only plays a significant role in removing chronic digestive disorders but also is known to increase gastric secretion and regulate digestive system. Black Mulberry is recommended those who has chronic gastritis and hepatitis or having oral or throat infections. Beside all mentioned benefits the magic black mulberry is effective to strength hairs and teeth.
Penguen Black Mulberry Preserves abounding in grains could be added into the deserts in addition to be had with pleasures on the breakfast and other meals.
Enjoy the new preserves of Penguen!
Aykan Sözüçetin, General Manager of Penguen Gıda A.Ş announced, “ We achieved another inital venture in Turkey as a result of agricultural R & D activities by harvesting peas in December under the open field conditions that is usually held in May-June ” Moreover, Sözüçetin cited “The Project of agricultural R & D activities was carried out by the Turkish agricultural engineers to analyze the properties of the soil and define the proper climatic conditions”. Sözüçetin emphasized on the findings “no hormones, pesticides used and no GMO identified on seeds”
Furthermore, Aykan Sözüçetin signified “ In order to provide the highest quality and most healthy pea to customers we initiated this Project.” “ Penguen- in every moment of their contracted fields of all processes from planting to harvest -was carefully controlled, precise measurements made at regular intervals during the Project”. “And finally after all these things considered, we achieved 100% success rate”. “The products are harvested by Pea Harvest Machine that was acquired to the country last year by Penguen Gıda - and being taken in the jar within max 2 hours and thus the freshness is defended. " Sözüçetin added.
“By this new project is expected to have 500 tons of pea on the first winter harvest whereas winter harvest of 2010, this figure is planned to raise to 2000 tons.” Sözüçetin conveyed “This project will bring productivity gains into the agricultural economy of our country that is experiencing the four seasons. And eventually farmers can receive products 2 times in the year. By this means, both farmers and industry of our country will acquire.”
Penguen Gıda as a largest suppliers of pickles in Europe puts a nostalgic flavor on the winter meals via rich varities of pickles. As a nature of Penguen Products are being 100 % Pure and 100 % natural – Penguen Gıda now tenders to all kind of diner flavors through delicious Pickled Cornnichons, Hot Peppers “ Biberiye”, Jalapeno Peppers, and Mixed Pickles.
Variety of Penguen Pickles are produced purely by fresh raw materials without using any preservative materials and presented in the hygienic glass jars.
Varieties of pickles are indispensable complement of the unique flavors of Turkish cuisine such as haricot bean&rice, lentil balls, bulgur, pasta, ravioli, as well as kebab and can be found in the outstanding markets within Turkey.
Aykan Sözüçetin, General Manager of Penguen Gıda: “Penguen Sweet Corn became the major rival of Cup Corn by a fourfold increase on the sweet corn turnover” Aykan Sözüçetin, General Manager of Penguen Gıda, indicated in his written statement that Penguen Sweet Corn became the major rival of Cup Corn by a fourfold increase on the turnover in a two- year period of time”.
Sözüçetin contiuned “ Penguen Sweet Corn adds delightful flavour to a number of meals from soup to rice as well as from pasta to pizza and sandwiches in addition to be indispensible of salads and garnishes.” “Penguen Sweet Corn could be served directly or used within the different menus by adding oil, lemon, salt, cheese and spices depending on the personel preferences.”
Furthermore, Aykan Sözüçetin explained on his speech “Our Company, by 10 thousand farmers, is one of the major agricultural raw material buyers of Turkey with a cultivation area covering 40 thousand decares. We do not use any fruits & vegetables obtained from GMO-seed in our products. Our sweet corns are produced from domestic corns that are provided from completely natural seeds”.
Above all, Sözüçetin concluded by highlighting the quality certification that Penguen Gıda has secured an ISO 22000 (HACCP) and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certified Company as well as holding “BRC-Grade A” Certificate which indicates the highest quality given by EFSIS (European Food Safety Inspection Service) to the limited number of brands in the world.
Operating Profit reached a peak of TL 4 Million by 143 % increase. Penguen Gıda, the pioneering company of convenient food sector with the popular products of fruit preserves and jams, Preserved Vegetables, Ready Meals, Tomato and Pepper Pastes, pickles and frozen foods, produced from fruits and vegetables of completely domestic production, hit record levels of profit.
Aykan Sözüçetin, General Manager of Penguen Gıda A.Ş, today announced “ Operating profit for the third quarter of 2009 were TL 4 Million 61 thousand as compared to TL 1 Million 670 thousand for Q3 2008, an increase of 143%. Net sales for the third quarter of 2009 were TL 62,3 Million as compared to TL 52,9 Million for Q3 2008, an increase of 18% whereas gross profit increased to TL 15 Million by 49 % as compared to 2008’s third quarter.
Besides, Aykan Sözüçetin stated “We have already approached TL 70 Million which is the end of 2008 net sales figures and with the sales turnover of the last quarter, we do believe to be on the right track towards achieving the year-end target of TL 85 million.”
Penguen with its magic flavours on jams, preserved vegetables, tomato and pepper pastes, pickles and ready meals has became the indispensible part of our kitchens. And now, Penguen is pleased to introduce another delicious product: Penguen Sweet Corn! It is going to be easier and practical to prepare delightful meals to make your guest and yourself happy and put a warm smile on their face through Penguen Sweet Corn within the daily rush.
Penguen Sweet Corn adds delightful flavour to a number of meals from soup to rice as well as from pasta to pizza and sandwiches.
Not only used as an garnish, but also Penguen Sweet Corn could be served directly or used within the different menus by adding oil, lemon, salt, cheese and spices depending on the personel preferences. No need to remind to have Penguen Sweet Corn as a snack at home as well as office.
As the the pioneering company of convenient food, Penguen Gıda offers Sweet Corn to the customers by producing in the same high standards as the other products.
The corn of Penguen is not imported- completely grown in the land of Turkey and produced without using any additives. Penguen Sweet Corn is fully pure and healthy.
As a company philosophy of Penguen Gıda, all products are provided from completely natural seeds and under no circumstances GMO-seed can be found in the Penguen Products.
Varieties of different size of packages as 220 grams – 340 grams and 3x220 grams, Penguen Sweet Corn can be found in the outstanding market chains within Turkey.
Penguen Sweet Corn is sweet indeed!
Enjoy the new snack products of Penguen!
According to the parameters of the first 6 months period, Penguen Gıda increased the operating profit by 114 %. Penguen Gıda, the pioneering company of convenient food sector with the popular products of preserved vegetables, fruit preserves and pickles improved financial statements according to the parameters of the first 6 months period of 2009. Financial statements submitted by the tax office indicated the net sales increased to TL 30,1 Million by 24% whereas gross profit of sales jumped to TL 8 Million by 56% compared to the previous year.
Aykan Sözüçetin, General Manager of Penguen Gıda A.Ş, today reported “Operating profit indicated a dramatic improvement by reaching TL 194.704 from TL 1,3 Million loss as compared to the previous year. Net sales for the second quarter of 2009 increased by 24 % whereas gross profit of sales by 139% in addition to operating profit by 155% as compared to the same quarter of the previous year data. Sözüçetin also cited an increase of 3% in the net sales whereas gross profit increased by 67 in addition to a an increase of 227 % in the operating profit.
100 % growth within 5 years in the domestic market
Aykan Sözüçetin declared “ There is a significant growth observed in both domestic and foreign market especially in the product group of preserved vegetables and pickles by pointing out the an increase of 100 % in 5 years at the domestic market”. Sözüçetin contiuned “Penguen Gıda has already kept the performance in parallel with the targets of first six-month budget. And thus the ongoing trend demonstrates to achieve the year-end targets.”Apart from this, Sözüçetin also stated “ Our Company proceeds constantly to the operations to improve operational efficiency in order to keep a sustainable profitable growth” “We believe to see more appropriate picture on the third quarter that always indicates better results in our sector”
The volume of Export Agreements runs up to € 22 Million
Aykan Sözüçetin reported that the volume of the export contracts soared to the total €22 by the agreements signed recently.
Penguen Gıda by its entire domestic production provides a significant support to the agriculture in Turkey. And as consequence of the highest quality production process that secured an ISO 22000, ISO 9001 and BRC-Grade A Certificate, Penguen Gıda performs the sales of 50 % sales to EU countries.
Penguen Gıda announced that the volume of the export agreement reached to the total €21,3 and it carried out by the agreements signed today with a well-known supermarket chain of Europe. The production of set of products and preserved vegetables mentioned in the agreement and their shipment have already been started and the shipments will be held at regular basis until June, 2010.
Penguen Gıda - one of the leading brands of preserves market in Turkey - recently added the blackberry as a new member into the family of preserves for lovers of a traditional Turkish breakfast. In addition to the wide range of Penguen Preserves such as strawberry, black cherry, rose , apricot, raspberry, peach, quince, fig and orange peel, now blackberry also takes a place on the shelves of supermarkets.
Every single fruit utilized in the variety of Penguen Preserves is picked in their seasons followed by a careful selection. After the process of washing and sorting, all fruits are pasteurized by thermal processing – by no means directly exposed to high temperatures. Moreover, the colours, the nutritional value as well as the product quality of the fruits are protected. After the hygienic production at European standards completed, Penguen Preserves is presented to suit properly for our traditional taste by glass jars.
Penguen Blackberry Preserves - abounding in grains as other type of jams- with its aromatic flavour to be had with pleasures on the breakfast and other meals.
Enjoy the new preserves of Penguen!
Aykan Sözüçetin today cited in the press statement “ Penguen Gıda with the harvesting machine that valued at TL 1 Million will bring a new breath of modern agriculture. The Company aims to offer great advantages to both manufacturers and customers. According to the information given by Sözüçetin, the production process of the Penguen Product taking from farm as a raw material to convert into finished products will take only two hours through the machine used to harvest peas. This process could take approximately 48 to 72 hours in the previous system. Savings in time and cost will yield to the agricultural sector as well as the national economy in addition to provide better qualified and high nutritional valued peas to the customers.
Aykan Sözüçetin stated “ We aim to increase the turnover by 20% for both 2009 and 2010 and become an organization that has a turnover of TL 100 Million in 2010. We are going to invest up to TL 5 Million for capacity increase in 2009. Meanwhile, we have already speeded up the number of investments such as the production line of the lazer sorting to completely solve the foreign substance problem that is farm originated. Second investment is the fully automatic washing line for spinach followed by the computer-controlled boiling and cooling line. Pasteurizer unit and the production line for the Continue System Sweet Corn are considered as other important investments. These investments, together with the increase in the capacity and quality, will bring the cost advantage in the related product by 25% and approximately 10% of the total costs of the company” in his speech.
Penguen Gıda aims to reach TL 85 Million turnover and TL 10 Million FVAÖK (EBITDA) in 2009. 50% of sales consists of export and the volume of export agreements has already been made, is amounting to € 17 Million. Moreover, Penguen Gıda has been working to increase market share and operational efficiency since 2003. All in all, it is an organization that has been able to achieve an operating profit despite the overvalued TL in recent years, drought in 2007 and the crisis in 2008.
Penguen Gıda announced today that its board of directors signed the export agreement of total € 15,2 Million on 17.04.2009 with a well-known supermarket chain of Europe. A number of seasonal export aggrement will be signed in near future. The production of frozen food and preserved vegetables mentioned in the agreement will be started in June, 2009 and they will be shipped by the end of June, 2011.
Penguen Gıda, the pioneering company of convenient food sector now continues to facilitate your life with a brand- new product. Penguen Gıda recently added the Jalapeno Peppers – that is known as Mexico's World famous hot pepper – as a new member into the family of delightful pickles by sliced and producing in respect of the Turkish palate. Pickled Jalapeno Peppers will a favorite flavor of the bitter- lovers with its own special taste.
Penguin Pickled Jalapeno Pepper could accompany a variety of meals especially pizza, meat dishes, soups, salads and appetisers. can be used easily with the Penguin Pickled Jalapeno Pepper give up its own special flavor lovers will have to suffer through acılılığı delicious.
Penguen Marketing Inc. came out on top amongst the biggest exporter in the field of fruit and vegetable products regarding to the 2007 input. In Ankara at the organisation of "11th Foreign Trade Week " held by - The Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Foreign Trade, the" Export Achievement Awards” was given Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey to the sector firms.
In addition tothe participation of Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Primer Minister; Kürşat Tüzmen, the State Minister and a number of bureaucrats and exporters also attended to the award ceremony conducted at Sheraton Hotel. Penguin Marketing, Inc. received the award once again in this year.
Mr. Orhan Gençoğlu, Chairman of the Board of Penguen Gıda Sanayi A.Ş., who accepted the award from Mr.Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey stated “ The role of Turkey as an agricultural country is getting more important in today’s world that is experiencing such rapid globalization” Gençoğlu contiuned “The agricultural sector that provides the net foreign currency inflow to Turkey - must be supported by the government as the European Union countries as”. “ If this conditions considered sufficiently, the volume of export which is at the level of 1 million U.S. dollars its likely to increase at least 2-3 times”. At the final of his speech, Gençoğlu cited “ 30% of the population constitutes by the agricultural sector. In the case of taking immediate and necessary precautions in this sector, it will be one of the most important action items to reduce the rate of unemployment and the current account deficit”. Gençoğlu concluded “Penguen Gıda by taking place among the top 500 exporters of Turkey will contiune to be the leader of the sector through the wide range of innovative products tailored to customer needs.”
Penguen Gıda reported that the volume of the export contracts soared to the total €20,2 by the agreements signed 09/09/2008. Regarding these agreements, the production has already been started and the shipments will be held at regular basis until April, 2009.
Having accomplished many innovations in the Turkish foods industry, Penguen Gıda now continues to make life easier for customers with a brand - new product, first and only in Turkey. As a usual, spinach is considered as an inconvenient vegetable due to its preparation process of sorting, washing, cutting and cooking within the daily rush. Moreover, there is a risk of hormones, hazardous agricultural pesticides and chemicals having been used in production of the spinach you purchased and brought home. Penguen Gıda, that’s philosophy is making life easier and presenting the products in a healthy and safely way as a principle, has now produced Preserved Spinach as ready to serve.
Penguen Canned Spinach, produced by picking up the most fresh and quality spinaches, sorting carefully, washing thoroughly and cooking with onion in olive oil, is filled into 520 gram jars as ready serve in a minute. Spinach as an indispensable food of our meals is now available all four seasons in the form of preserved vegetable.
Penguen Preserved Spinach could be served directly or used within the different menus. For instance it can be used as pastry filling material or served as a meal with egg, yoghurt, mince and béchamel sauce , its delightful flavour suites for everything.
Due to the nature of spinach, its volume considerably decreased when cooked. Regarding to consideration of the time spent for the preparation process of sorting, washing, cutting and cooking as well as the cost of vegetable, oil, water, and energy, it turns out that Penguen Preserved Spinach is both very practical and cost-effective.
Produced using extra virgin olive oil, which is known as heart-friendly, Penguen Preserved Spinach contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron and Calcium.
Today, Penguen Gıda announced that its board of directors signed the export contract of total € 15,4 Million with a well-known supermarket chain of Europe. It was also cited that a number of seasonal export contracts will be signed in near future. The production of frozen food and preserved vegetables specified in the contract will be started in the next month, their shipment will start by the end of next month and continue until March, 2009.
For many years by following the“Taste, Health and Trust” principles, Penguen with its confidential brand increases the range of its preserves on supermarket shelves. Currently offering preserves of strawberry, sour cherry, rose, apricot, blackberry, raspberry, peach, quince, figs and orange peel, ideal for those preferring traditional Turkish breakfasts.
Pengen Gıda continues to offer a wide range of healthy products for breakfast that emphasized as the most important meal nutrition experts. Penguen Product range eliminates the time and cost of preparation process in the daily rush and provides hygienic, pure and healthy products as Mother-Made.
As is known, Preserves is an essentional part of the traditional Turkish breakfast. However, its preparation process of washing, cutting, cooking as well as keeping in the hygienic container in addition to rising cost; making it at home is getting tough within the daily rush. These kind of factors that directs to Penguen Gıda to produce the preserves.
The breakfast usually abandoned by those who are tend to gain weight. Contrary to the general thought, if the breakfast was had early hours of the day when body metabolism is running fast, it decreases the risk of put on weight and keeps one refreshed through.
Furthermore, specialists' recommendations on nutrition and health as well as the ease of the access information through the Internet and mainstream media, creates a certain degree of awareness and sensitivity among consumers. Individuals are now aware of the higher cancer risk that home made preserves could have due to excessive heat exposure.
Penguen Gıda, with the increase of those who care for the health and widespread awareness, executes the production process as using fruits and vegetables conscientiously selected, picking in their season, producing without using any additives in the factories where hygienic production executed at European standards.
After the process of washing and sorting in the modern factories of Penguen, all fruits are pasteurized by thermal processing – by no means directly exposed to high temperatures. Moreover, the colours, the nutritional value as well as the product quality of the fruits are protected. After the hygienic production at European standards completed, Penguen Preserves is presented to suit properly for our traditional taste such a mother made -by glass jars.
The flavor and aroma of the fruits in each jar are distinct and be felt on the palate. Moreover, the jars containing 15% more product in terms of weight than alternative brands. 450 gr full of preserve! Preserves could be added into the cakes, deserts, cookies to to get different tastes for sweet lovers in addition to be had with pleasures on the breakfast and other meals.
Penguen Gıda that its the founding purpose was entirely exporting is the Turkey 's most preferred brand in the preserve category according to 2007 data of AC Nielsen although it has been providing world-class manufacturing for only 12 years. In other words, Penguen, with a share of 10% in “the group of preserve” is the market leader in Turkey in 2007.
Penguen Gıda was awarded the prize of the “ Consumer Friendly Golden Quality Award ” in the category of “ Food Brand of the Year ” within the scope of the 9th Consumer Friendly Golden Quality Summit. Istanbul, March 17, 2008 - The company evaluated in the “Foods Brand of the Year” category that corresponds to 20 sectors which are most coverage of Turkish consumer's life. Penguen Gıda was placed in last March by consumers and Opinion Leaders. Evaluation made by the journal of Tüketici Raporu (Consumer Report) and the evaluation committee of the 9th TDAK (Consumer Friendliness Golden Quality). Aykan Sözüçetin, General Manager of Penguen Gıda, delivered a short speech by expressing his pleasure in favor of consumers after receiving the award presented by Cetin Yıldırımakın, Head of the Turkish Heart Foundation. Sözüçetin stated “Penguen is a very young company with a background of 18 years including 12 years of presence in the Turkish market. Our difference is listening to our customers and fulfill their expectations thats the point we believe.” Highlighting the fact that “the award has not been received by coincidence, but through R&D and consumer-focused operations” he said.
Providing examples from the past experience of Penguen Gıda regarding to the award, Sözüçetin cited: “PENGUEN has always been and will continue to be the company to achieve innovations first. Our greatest support are our customers. The only thing we can do is to sustain our closer relationship with the customer by listening what they would like to say, fulfilling their requirements and more importantly predict their future needs from today. In fact, this award was given to the “CHANGE” that we are performing in line with consumer expectations. I am like already hearing the same appreciations when we continue to the launch the new products with regard to fulfill the customer expectations in following months. In this regard, we position ourselves at a very different point compared with our competitors. I would like to thank once again all our conscious consumers, Opinion Leaders as well as the journal of Tüketici Raporu (Consumer Report) and the members of the Selecting Committee of Consumer Friendly Golden Quality Summit for this meaningful award ceremony that they organized.”
Representing in various fields the honor of being the first company to bring European standards to our country, Penguen Gıda introduced to the country with the ISO 9000 Management Standard and the BRC ‘A’ Quality Highest Degree Manufacture and Hygiene Standards. As being the first company to offer preserved food in healthy glass jars, Penguen has now achieved the customer satisfaction by importing the European Packaging Standard to the country.
Penguen Gıda with the principles of quality and hygiene has became the Turkey 's most preferred brand in the category of preserves according to 2007 data of AC Nielsen although it has been providing manufacturing by its brand for only 12 years in Turkey.