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Ülker Çikolata San. ve Tic. A.Ş. (91.7%)

Thanks to its production and marketing capabilities, Ülker Çikolata is not only the Turkish chocolate market's leading and most innovative company, but is also an industry leader.

Having begun its modern chocolate production in 1972, Ülker Gıda made two investments in molded production lines in 1976; introducing molded chocolate products to the Turkish market. In 1982 the company increased its production capacity and product varieties by opening a new chocolate plant. In 1991 its chocolate production was consolidated under Ülker Çikolata Sanayi A.Ş.

In 2015, Ülker Çikolata ranked 74th in the "Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises" survey, published by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ICI). Ülker Çikolata has 1,000 employees and has an annual production of 223,000 tons. It continues its operations in three plants in Topkapı, Istanbul. The plants are built on an area covering 26,742 square meters and provide a total production space of 67,745 square meters.

Under the Ülker, and Alpella brands, Ülker Çikolata produces over 400 products in the solid chocolate, chocolate coated products, chocolate cream, gift-boxed chocolate and cocoa powder categories. The company's most recognized brands are Ülker Çikolatalı Gofret, Çokokrem, Metro, Albeni, Çokonat, Dido, Cocostar and Caramio.

Ülker Çikolata is compliant with the ISO 9001: quality management system, ISO 22000: food safety management system, OHSAS 18001: occupational health and safety system, and the ISO 14001: environmental management system. The company has also received certification from BRC Global Standards, the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) and AIB International.

The corporate profile of Ülker Çikolata Sanayi A.Ş has the infrastructure, knowledge, skills and the experience to adapt to the demands and expectations of the consumers. It is also able to achieve rapid developments in science and technology. The company’s operations are performed with an ethos of teamwork that creates synergy between the marketing department, investment department and the sales units.

Ülker Çikolata’s wide range of products necessitate both an array of sophisticated machinery and a large plant complex. Thanks to the use of advanced technology, almost all production processes are controlled by an automated system. This automation also extends to processes such as packing, parcel handling, packaging and storage.

At Ülker Çikolata, R&D efforts are just as important as the production process. R&D activities include: implementing projects for new products; improving quality and/or standards; researching and applying new materials, processes and technology; determining new standards for raw materials and improving existing standards; observing healthy-eating guidelines in accordance with Turkish and European Community food legislation (and of those countries to which products are exported); and compliance with environmental laws.

Biskot Bisküvi San. ve Tic. A.Ş. (73.9%)

Biskot Gıda, which operates out of four separate plants in Karaman Organized Industrial Zone, has been a subsidiary of Ülker Bisküvi since 1999.

Biskot Gıda was founded in 1986 as Karsa Bisküvi Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti. to operate as a biscuit producer in the Karaman Organized Industrial Zone. The company was acquired by Ülker Bisküvi in 1999 and changed its commercial title to Biskot Gıda Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.

Biskot was ranked 121st in the 2015 "Turkey's Top 500 Industrial Enterprises" survey, published by the ICI.

Biskot carries out its production activities in compliance with the ISO 9001: quality management system, the ISO: 22000 food safety management system, and the ISO: 14001 environmental management system. It also received certification from BRC Global Standards and the International Food Standard (IFS).

Biskot produces 450 products at five separate plants. Products include biscuits, wafers, crackers, chocolate coated products and cakes, as well as supermarket own-brand products.

As its 217,000 square meter plant, Biskot has 3,200 employees and an annual production capacity of 230,000 tons. The sales organizations that distribute Halk and Karsa brand products across Turkey are incorporated under Biskot.

Biskot Gıda’s product portfolio includes Petit Beurre, Finger, Piknik, Bebe, cream-filled biscuits, sandwich biscuits, chocolate-covered bars, chocolate flavored wafers, Rulokat, Çokomel, chocolate cream, special biscuits, gift-boxed chocolates, crackers and chocolate-covered cakes.

In addition to its own products and those of the Ülker, Halk and Karsa brands, Biskot Gıda produces “private label” crackers, marshmallow wafers, chocolate, and chocolate-covered products at four separate plants.

Godiva (19.2%)

Following a sale agreement signed in December 2007, Godiva – the world’s leading premium chocolate brand – was officially purchased on March 18, 2008. Ülker Bisküvi currently owns 19.23 percent of Godiva.

Godiva was established in Brussels in 1926 by chocolate master Joseph Draps. The company takes its name from the legendary story and personality of Lady Godiva, and has been producing premium chocolate products for 80 years. The Godiva brand serves its customers through 601 stand-alone stores and 10,000 sales locations worldwide. It has more than 60 products, ranging from premium chocolates to biscuits, from coffee to cocoa, from cakes and chocolate bars to chocolate drinks.

In 1972 Godiva opened its first store in the United States on New York’s Fifth Avenue, and the company currently offers its products to chocolate lovers throughout four geographic regions. These include North America, Japan, the Pacific region and Europe.

The recent rapid global increase in biscuit and chocolate combination products has made a big impact on Ülker Bisküvi’s partnership with Godiva of 19.23 percent. This partnership is an important breakthrough for Ülker Bisküvi, helping to share experiences and achieve international synergies.

İstanbul Gıda Dış Ticaret A.Ş. (100%)

İstanbul Gıda Dış Ticaret A.Ş. (“The Company”) established in İstanbul, Türkiye. The company’s address and headquarter is located at Masaldan İş Merkezi Çamlıca.

The company was founded in 1987 to sell and market Ülker branded products.

The company exports Ülker branded biscuits, cake and chocolate in the confectionery business to more than 104 countries.

The company merged with Eksper Gıda Pazarlama Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş., which is also and a group company and mainly export products on the December 31st, 2015.

Eksper Gıda Pazarlama Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. mainly export edible oil, dairy products, water and carbonated beverages, which were produced by group companies and also export the non-Ülker branded confectionery products.

Hi-Food For Advanced Food Industries (S.A.E.) (51.4%)

Hi-Food For Advanced Food Industries (“The Company”) founded in January 15th, 2004 in Egypt.

The main purpose of the company is to manage the plant located in Egypt and produce, sale and export of confectionery products.

Food Manufacturers Company (55%)

Food Manufacturers Company is a limited liability company registered in Saudi Arabia under Commercial Registration number 4030129264 dated Shawal 18, 1420H (corresponding to 25 January 2000). The objectives of the Company are the production of Chocolates, Biscuits and Cake according to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry License No. X/1667 dated Jumada Al-Tani 23, 1428H (corresponding to 8 July 2007).