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History

  • 2016
    • FMC (Suudi Arabistan) was acquired.
    • Hi Food (Egypt) was acquired.
    • İstanbul Gıda Dış Ticaret A.Ş. was acquired.
  • 2014
    • Divesture of İstanbul Gıda, Birleşik Ticaret and Rekor
  • 2013
    • The dividend distribution policy was announced.
  • 2012
    • Dividend and voting privileges among share groups were cancelled.
    • The company's sales and distribution organizations were restructured.
  • 2011
    • Institutional and operational restructuring began.
    • The cake and chocolate business moved under Ülker Bisküvi.
    • Non-core companies were liquidated.
    • A product portfolio optimization was carried out.
  • 2008
    • A Corporate Governance Committee and an Audit Committee were formed following the amendment of the company’s Articles of Association. At the beginning of 2008, Ülker Bisküvi acquired 25.23 percent of Godiva, the premium chocolate brand.
  • 2007
    • In order to define its area of operations more clearly, the company’s commercial title was changed from Ülker Gıda to Ülker Bisküvi.

  • 2003
    • Ülker Bisküvi merged under its own title with Anadolu Gıda Sanayi A.Ş., whose shares have been listed on the Borsa Istanbul (BIST) since 1996.

  • 1979
    • Ülker products packaged in cellophane entered the market.

  • 1974
    • The first targeted biscuit exports were made to the Middle East market. With an eye to becoming more competitive on an international level, the R&D department was formed during the same year.

  • 1970
    • The establishment of Anadolu Gıda Sanayi A.Ş as an aggregate corporation in Ankara doubled Ülker Bisküvi’s production.

  • 1955
    • Following an initiative to deliver products at factory prices throughout Turkey, Ülker Bisküvi achieved an enormous increase in production.

  • 1948
    • Ülker Bisküvi increased its production capacity threefold; from the 75 tons of biscuits it had produced in 1944 thanks to its purpose-built Topkapı plant in 1948

  • 1944
    • Ülker Bisküvi began its operations, producing 200 kilograms biscuits per day with a small oven and three employees in Eminönü, Istanbul. A few years later, the company moved to the Topkapı district of Istanbul.