Altınmarka was first founded in 1992, importing cocoa and coffee for the Turkish market. In 1994, the company set up a high-technology industrial cocoa processing plant on the outskirts of Istanbul to satisfy the growing demand of local manufacturers for high-quality cocoa liquor, cocoa butter and cocoa powder.
Since then, the company has continued to grow exponentially, continuing to invest in the most sophisticated technology available with a single-minded focus on quality, reliability and efficiency. 2005 was established the Altınmarka’s chocolate factory – a fully automated, latest generation facility – creating a vertically integrated, high-tech, high-capacity production system. Our proven expertise in the business, our highly motivated workforce skilled in the most modern techniques and the latest technology, combined together, help us to produce the best quality of chocolates.
At present, Altınmarka supplies over 90% of the local market, moreover clients in more than 50 countries in the region and beyond as more and more food and chocolate manufacturers discover the concrete benefits of working with Altınmarka.Our state-of-art production facilities and process flexibility, our family business structure that enhances speedy decision making, our highly experienced staff at all levels all add up to speed and efficiency throughout, allowing most customer orders to be fulfilled within a number of weeks, sometimes even days.
As the world’s second largest producer of industrial chocolate and sixth largest producer of industrial cocoa, we are a significant trading partner and an active participant in the local cocoa farming communities especially in Ghana, where we work closely with the local trade and community associations. As such, we are making significant contributions to several social responsibility projects for schooling and retirement programs to support the sustainable economic and social development of these communities.
We are members of the Cocoa merchant's association of America, Inc. and the Federation of cocoa commerce Ltd. All of our laboratory and production facilities are in full compliance with the standards and regulations stipulated by the certifications of the BRC Global Food Safety Standards, the ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management Systems Standards and the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems Standards as well as the ISO 14001 Environmental Safety and the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Standards.