Işık Tarım, Turkey's first company with an independent organic project, succeeds in transforming ancestral agricultural lands into "Organic Happy Villages" across the country. As the leading processor, packer and exporter of organic dried fruits, hazelnuts and frozen fruits in Turkey, it continues to pioneer in the field of organic food:
Işık Tarım took its place among Turkey's Top 500 Largest Industrial Enterprises within the scope of ISO 500.
Innovative and new product range has been expanded.
Işık Tarım was entitled to become an accredited R&D Center.
In-house microbiology and pesticide laboratories were established.
A separate facility investment was made in Izmir for snack bar, ball, bites.
Plant and processing line investments were made for the production of further processed product groups in the hazelnut plant.
Cooperation with EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) was initiated for long-term projects.
Işık Tarım started its online branded sales.
Işık Tarım received 3rd Biggest Dried Fruit Exporter Prize in 2017 from ‘Turkish Exporters Assembly’.
Işık Tarım received 2nd Biggest Dried Fruit Exporter Prize in 2017 from the ‘Aegean Exporters Associations’.
With new technological investments, infused product group (strawberry, cherry, sour cherry) was added to the product range.
New facility investment was made for capacity increase and efficiency in dried fruit retail products.
Hazelnut production in the Black Sea was included in in-house operations and the production
Happy Hazelnut Project started by establishing a standard with our project partner, then Happy Hazelnut Project certification was achieved.
Our company, ‘AKPINAR GIDA A.Ş’ was established in Afyon. Capacity was increased by investing in a new IQF facility.
Our company, ‘ISIK ORGANIC CO’ was established in USA.
SEDEX-SMETA social and ethical certificates were obtained.
Operational efficiency and capacity increase were achieved by implementing the "Lean Production" methods in dried fruit facility.
Our company, ‘Happy Village Food Products Limited’ was established in UK.
Production of IQF products was integrated into in-house operations in Afyon.
Bio Fair Trade (Fair Trade Sustainability Association) projects have started.
Entered the retail industry by investing in retail packaging lines.
BRC, Food Safety Standard Certificate was obtained.
Işık Tarım became the "First Turkish Company" to receive the JAS Organic certificate from Japan MAFF (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan).
Entered IQF (Individual Quick Frozen) sector and started to export frozen products.
By increasing the product variety within Happy Village Project, organic farming activities were expanded from Aegean Region to all regions in Turkey.
Organic strawberry, dark sweet cherry, hazelnut, sour cherry, plum, mulberry and apple projects were initiated.
Company invested in drying tunnels.
Biodynamic Agriculture (Demeter) project was started within the scope of Happy Village Project.
Işık Tarım became the first member of IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) in Turkey.
Company started the first independent organic project (Happy Village Project) in Turkey to expand organic farming.
“Işık Kollektif Şirketi” was transformed into “Işık Tarım Ürünleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S”
First raisin export, it is made to Europe.
Raisin processing facility was established in Izmir, Oren.
Mehmet Ali Işık established his unlimited company, “Işık Kollektif Şirketi”
Işık Tarım continues its sustainable organic agriculture projects in harmony with the ecosystem by expanding organic Happy Villages in Turkey, and expands its goal to become a global brand that produces and markets organic, healthy, fair and tasty products..