TORKU; a new beginning, a new threshold at taste

Torku brand emerged in 2007 as a result of visionary point of view of Konya Seker, which is a producers’ cooperative. There were two main objectives of Konya Seker, which has 900 thousand farmers behind it, for beginning to produce its wide product range under Torku brand, which began with sugar and extended from chocolate types to biscuits, Turkish delight, candy, halvah, meat and dairy products and even frozen products. Konya Seker aimed to both increase the welfare of its producing partners and offer 100 per cent natural, trustworthy, high quality products, whose every stage it keeps under control from the seed to the package, to its customers. When Recep Konuk was elected Chairman at Konya Seker in 1999, sound steps began to be taken towards the integration of industry and agriculture and the investments for this purpose began to be brought to life one by one.

The first step was taken at Konya Seker factory, which was founded under the most difficult conditions of the 1950s and served the country’s economy devotedly for many years.  The factory was renovated with a 50 million dollar investment and production efficiency was increased. Foundation of Cumra Seker Integrated Facilities, which consisted of 11 facilities in total, including Cumra Sugar Factory, which is one of the most modern sugar factories in the world, were laid in 2003 and this huge investment was put into operation in 2004. Konya Seker achieved to produce 22 per cent of total sugar production in Turkey at its two plants with these steps. This production power integrated with the visionary point of view of the management and ensured new products with added value for end consumers to multiply and all of them to gather under one roof.

Torku has become the fruit of this producers’ cooperative, which increases its efficiency and grows rapidly, and roof brand of 100 percent natural, trustworthy products.

Torku, story of never ending growth and expansion in product range

Konya Seker’s determination to turn the sugar, it produces itself from a to z, beginning with its seed, into value added products, began first within Cumra Seker Integrated Facilities by establishing a Chocolate Production Facility. Chocolate Production Facility became one of the factories with state of the art technology in the world with the new facilities, which were completed in 2010. Growth never stopped at Cumra Seker Integrated Facilities and Bakery and Sugary Products, Chocolate, Biscuits, Cakes and Wafer Production facilities were added in 2012. Modern greenhouses, where production without soil was made were developed in 2013. Konya Seker began producing  flour, it uses for its Torku brand products, at the Flour Plant, whose investment it completed in 2016.

Konya Seker got involved in meat and dairy

Believing that it had to assume responsibility for the problems, experienced in meat and dairy production in our country, Konya Seker took action. It decided to stop the situation, where producers were not  able to receive the income they deserved and consumers experienced difficulties due to very high prices, when compared to other countries, due to the intermediaries in meat and dairy an decided to get involved in meat and dairy business.

Konya Seker laid the foundation of Panagro, which is the largest integrated meat and dairy plant in the world in 2011. ‘Production of dairy products began in 2013 at Panagro Meat-Dairy Integrated Food Complex, which operates with ‘Trustworthy Food Chain from the Field to the Table’ supply model. Milk and Dairy products facility can process 2 thousand tons of raw milk per day at full capacity. Meat products production began in 2014. Production of processed meat products, such as frozen raw and cooked meatballs and döner kebab, in addition to all delicatessen products from Soudjouk to deep fried meat cubes and all valuable fresh meat products can be carried out at the Meat and Meat Products facility, which has a capacity to process one thousand and 200 cattle and 3 thousand small cattle per day. Konya Seker aims to meet 15 percent of fresh meat production in Turkey by itself with Torku brand.

Torku products meet their consumers in a wide range from sugar to chocolate, bakery products to chocolate covered products, frozen potatoes to dairy and meat products, bulghur to fruit juice and vinegar to turnip  juice today.

Board of Pride of Konya Seker

Although Torku is a new brand, which said ‘hello’ to the consumers in 2007,it emerged with the efforts of 900 thousand producing partners on accumulation of 63 years of Konya Seker, which is a producer’s cooperative. Konya Seker created a great system, whose steps it keeps under control from seed to package to offer 100 percent natural, trustworthy and quality products to its consumers.

It is proud and happy to offer products, consumers will find all the products, which are in their memories and also kids cannot get enough of eating and consumers will enjoy with their own children.

History

  • Konya Seker Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. was Founded

    Konya Seker Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. was Founded

  • Construction of Konya Seker Factory was Completed

    Construction of Konya Seker Factory was Completed

  • Konya Sugar Factory Began Production

    Konya Sugar Factory Began Production

  • Cum-Pas was Founded

    Cum-Pas was Founded

    Dairy Cows Animal Nursery is a project of CUM-PAS A.S. for small businesses, which are engaged in the dairy business.

  • Dried Pulp with Molasses Factory was Founded

    Dried Pulp with Molasses Factory was Founded

  • Cum-San Cumra Gıda Sanayi A.S. was founded

    Cum-San Cumra Gıda Sanayi A.S. was founded

  • Seker Milk Plant Began Production

    Seker Milk Plant Began Production

    Founded with the participation of Konya Seker and Konya Beet Cultivators Cooperative in 1993, Sekersut aims to offer high quality and delicious products to be used by consumers.

  • Konya Seker Factory was given back to its founding partners by removing administration power of public

    Konya Seker Factory was given back to its founding partners by removing administration power of public

  • Great Change: Recep Konuk

    Great Change: Recep Konuk

    Architect of the great change for Konya Seker, Recep KONUK was elected Chairman of Konya Beet Cultivators Cooperative and Konya Seker Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.

  • Foundations of Cumra Seker, the Second Sugar Factory and one of the largest Investments of Konya Seker were laid

    Foundations of Cumra Seker, the Second Sugar Factory and one of the largest Investments of Konya Seker were laid

  • Feed Plant was Founded

    Feed Plant was Founded

  • Cumra Sugar Factory Began Production

    Cumra Sugar Factory Began Production

  • Sapling Production Center Began Providing Service

    Sapling Production Center Began Providing Service

  • Ranches began to be Founded

    Ranches began to be Founded

  • Industrial Waste Water Treatment Facility Began to Operate

    Industrial Waste Water Treatment Facility Began to Operate

  • Packaged Pulp Production Plant Began to Operate

    Packaged Pulp Production Plant Began to Operate

  • Liquid Sugar Plant Began Production

    Liquid Sugar Plant Began Production

  • Hard Candy Production Plant was put into Service

    Hard Candy Production Plant was put into Service

  • Cube Sugar and Crystal packaged Sugar Plant Began Production

    Cube Sugar and Crystal packaged Sugar Plant Began Production

  • Greenhouses were put into Service

    Greenhouses were put into Service

  • Panplast Irrigation Agriculture San. ve Tic. A.S. Began Production

    Panplast Irrigation Agriculture San. ve Tic. A.S. Began Production

  • Beebread Production Began

    Beebread Production Began

  • Chocolate Production Plant Began Production

    Chocolate Production Plant Began Production

  • Bioethanol Production Plant was Founded

    Bioethanol Production Plant was Founded

  • Steam Pulp Drying Plant was Opened

    Steam Pulp Drying Plant was Opened

  • Organic Fertilizer Production Plant Began Production

    Organic Fertilizer Production Plant Began Production

  • Doğrudan Agriculture and Food Markets Started Service

    Doğrudan Agriculture and Food Markets Started Service

  • Altınekin Seed Production Plant Began Production

    Altınekin Seed Production Plant Began Production

  • Anadolu Birlik Holding was Founded

    Anadolu Birlik Holding was Founded

  • Frozen Finger Potato Plant Began Production

    Frozen Finger Potato Plant Began Production

  • Feed Plant Began Production

    Feed Plant Began Production

  • Seydibey Biogas Plant Began Production

    Seydibey Biogas Plant Began Production

  • Seydibey Agricultural Products Processing Integrated Facilities Began Production

    Seydibey Agricultural Products Processing Integrated Facilities Began Production

  • Baklava and Sweet Syrup Production plant was Founded

    Baklava and Sweet Syrup Production plant was Founded

  • Natural Storage was Put into Service

    Natural Storage was Put into Service

  • Onion Rings and Potato Croquette Production Plant Began Production

    Onion Rings and Potato Croquette Production Plant Began Production

  • Sack Factory Began Production

    Sack Factory Began Production

  • Pisciculture Started in Konya Plains

    Pisciculture Started in Konya Plains

  • Trigen Powerplant was put into Service at Cumra Seker Integrated Facilities

    Trigen Powerplant was put into Service at Cumra Seker Integrated Facilities

  • Altınekin Campus Raw Oil Plant Began Production

    Altınekin Campus Raw Oil Plant Began Production

  • PVC and Corrugated Pipe Production Plant Began Operations

    PVC and Corrugated Pipe Production Plant Began Operations

  • Liquid Carbondioxide Production Plant Began Operations

    Liquid Carbondioxide Production Plant Began Operations

  • Bakery Products, Biscuits, Cake and Wafer Production Plant was Founded

    Bakery Products, Biscuits, Cake and Wafer Production Plant was Founded

  • Largest Organ Donor campaign in Turkey was Carried Out

    Largest Organ Donor campaign in Turkey was Carried Out

  • Coban Yildizi Elektrik Uretim A.S. was Put into Operation

    Coban Yildizi Elektrik Uretim A.S. was Put into Operation

  • Embryo Production Center was Established

    Embryo Production Center was Established

  • Potato starch Factory Began Production

    Potato starch Factory Began Production

  • Satellite Supported Agriculture Monitoring Center was Put into Operation

    Satellite Supported Agriculture Monitoring Center was Put into Operation

  • Meram Campus Panagro Meat and Dairy Integrated Food Complex was Put into Operation

    Meram Campus Panagro Meat and Dairy Integrated Food Complex was Put into Operation

  • Sivas Kangal Thermal Power Plant was Taken Over

    Sivas Kangal Thermal Power Plant was Taken Over

  • First Sugar for Medicine in Turkey was produced by Konya Seker

    First Sugar for Medicine in Turkey was produced by Konya Seker

  • Karaman Traditional Products Plant Began Production

    Karaman Traditional Products Plant Began Production

  • Number of Trees, Planted in Konya Seker and Torku Forests exceeded 10 Million

    Number of Trees, Planted in Konya Seker and Torku Forests exceeded 10 Million

  • Bordo Turnip Juice Factory was Put into Service

    Bordo Turnip Juice Factory was Put into Service

  • Bale  String Factory was Put into Service

    Bale String Factory was Put into Service

  • Film and Printing Plant was Founded

    Film and Printing Plant was Founded

  • Tissue Culture Laboratory was Put into Service

    Tissue Culture Laboratory was Put into Service

  • Injection Plant Began Operations

    Injection Plant Began Operations

  • Recycling Plant Began Operations

    Recycling Plant Began Operations

  • Superethanol Production Plant was Put into service

    Superethanol Production Plant was Put into service

  • Soma Thermal Powerplant was Taken Over

    Soma Thermal Powerplant was Taken Over

  • Number of Konya Seker Employees, who Participated in Organ Donor campaign, exceeded 3000

    Number of Konya Seker Employees, who Participated in Organ Donor campaign, exceeded 3000

  • Konya  Food  and Agriculture University Began Education

    Konya Food and Agriculture University Began Education

  • Smart Storage Investment was Made

    Smart Storage Investment was Made

  • Erentepe and Gevrekli Milk Production Ranches were Founded

    Erentepe and Gevrekli Milk Production Ranches were Founded

  • Gas Concrete Investment was Made

    Gas Concrete Investment was Made

  • Uf Feta Cheese and Milk Beverages with Coffee Production Investment was Made at Panagro Factory

    Uf Feta Cheese and Milk Beverages with Coffee Production Investment was Made at Panagro Factory

  • Storage and Storage Systems Investment was made at the Feed Factory

    Storage and Storage Systems Investment was made at the Feed Factory

  • New Biscuit Lines investment was made at the Bakery products, Biscuit, Cake and Wafer Production Plant

    New Biscuit Lines investment was made at the Bakery products, Biscuit, Cake and Wafer Production Plant

  • Flour Factory Began Production

    Flour Factory Began Production

  • Karapınar Bulghur Factory Began Production

    Karapınar Bulghur Factory Began Production

  • Torku Fruit Juice, Vinegar and Pekmez Production Plant Began Production

    Torku Fruit Juice, Vinegar and Pekmez Production Plant Began Production

  • Dry Ice Production Plant Began Production

    Dry Ice Production Plant Began Production

  • Number of Trees, Planted in Konya Seker and Torku Forests, Reached 20 Million

    Number of Trees, Planted in Konya Seker and Torku Forests, Reached 20 Million

  • Chimney Gas Desulphurization Investment for Soma Thermal Powerplant in the Scope of Investments, Related to the Environment

    Chimney Gas Desulphurization Investment for Soma Thermal Powerplant in the Scope of Investments, Related to the Environment

  • Chimney Gas Desulphurization Investment for Kangal Thermal Powerplant in the Scope of Investments, Related to the Environment

    Chimney Gas Desulphurization Investment for Kangal Thermal Powerplant in the Scope of Investments, Related to the Environment

  • Ilgın Thermal Hotel Project’s Investment Process Began

    Ilgın Thermal Hotel Project’s Investment Process Began

  • Doğrudan Doner Kebab Restaurant Started Service

    Doğrudan Doner Kebab Restaurant Started Service