For over 50 years from its base in Mersin, Turkey, Arbel Group consist of Arbel S.A and TURKPULSE has been a leader in the production, processing and export of grains, pulses, and other food products. Arbel, a subsidiary of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., a Canadian company is the largest exporter in Turkey of pulses. In 2009, all food related operations of Arbel Group where acquired by AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., adding to a total of 21 facilities in Canada, the U.S., Australia and Turkey.
Arbel Group ranked number three in the 2009 Turkish Export Rankings by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, on its annual Second 500 List of Industrial Enterprises.
Arbel Group processing activities include cleaning, peeling, sifting, splitting, electronic colour sorting and calibration for red and green lentils, chickpeas, beans, bulgur. Arbel Group facilities are located on a 100,000 square metre compound and operate with a combined daily capacity of 4,000 metric tons, featuring 50,000 metric tons of steel grain silos and 70,000 metric tons of horizontal storage capacity. A full-line of commercial packaged pulses, bulgur and beans are available for the domestic Turkish market and for export.
Arbel Group facilities are located eight kilometers from the Port of Mersin, Turkey’s largest port for the export of agricultural and food products, and include duty-free warehousing facilities in the Mersin Free Zone. This location provides logistical advantages in sea and land connections for the shipment of products to global markets.
Other Arbel Group activities include trading of goods such as vegetable oils, crystal sugar, iodized table salt, vitamin-added biscuits, fresh fruits and vegetables. Non-food products traded include poly propylene sacks, jute bags, plastic cover sheets, textiles, blankets, construction materials, timber, iron, cement, briquettes, electric cables, marble, installation pipes, fittings and other home supplies. Arbel Group has been active in the supply of food and emergency relief items to international aid organizations, United Nations aid organizations and the Red Cross/Red Crescent for over 25 years.
Arbel Group is committed to quality with standards certifications including TÜV Cert EN ISO 9001:2000, HACCP, BRC and IFS Quality Control System Certificates. In addition to its focus on quality production, customer service and market leadership, Arbel continues to strengthen its business with ongoing employee training and investments in research and development programs for the development of new products, production technologies and techniques.
For over a half century, Arbel Group has been a leading processor and exporter of grains, pulses, and other food products for domestic and international markets. As part of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., Arbel Group continues its commitment to delivering high quality Turkish origin products to customers around the globe. Together Arbel Group and Alliance Grain Traders create value for producers, quality products for our customers.
For more information on AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., please visit www.agtfoods.com