The dessert journey of Elvan Food, which started in a candy store in Istanbul in 1952, has today assumed an international identity with its factories, 6 of which are located in Turkey and 2 abroad, and its nearly 3500 employees. In parallel with the increasing product range, Elvan Gıda has become a group of companies with the addition of Cici Çikolata, ANL Gıda, Cicisüt, Intersweet, Element and Ahmet Hamdi Makine.Intersweet company incorporated to Elvan Group of Companies; is the 5th largest exporter company in Turkey in the sector with a turnover approaching $ 350 million with an export capacity over 145 countries, 5 continents.Raw material supply is provided by the Group’s Element Gıda company; whey powder and milk powder are produced by Cici Süt; New technologies needed in production are developed with Ahmet Hamdi Makine.Elvan Group, which has the brands of Cici, Elvan, ANL, Cicisüt; With its product range of cake, croissant, candy, jelly candy, chocolate, wafer, bar, milk powder and whey powder, is expanding its product category with new investments every day. Joining the Elvan Group in 2010, Cici Chocolate Industry and Commerce INC was selected as Turkey’s 3rd fastest growing company with 1856% growth rate attained in 2013.Elvan, with the R & D Center that started operating in 2012, is proud to set up the first R & D center in the food sector in Turkey.Elvan Food extended its success in the sector to the international platform by entering the “Global 100” list, prepared by Candy Industry every year and ranked the 81st place in World’s Best Confectionery Companies, in 2013; it has also been included in the scope of the Turquality brand support program, which aimes to create global brands from Turkey.
The foundations of Elvan, the locomotive brand of Elvan Group of Companies, were laid in 1952 in a small candy store in Zeytinburnu, Istanbul. This small shop opened in Zeytinburnu by the chocolate master Ahmet Hamdi Kadiroğlu and his son Mustafa, who earned his pocket money by selling sugar on the trains since his early ages, grew rapidly with the combination of mastery in production and sales skills. It first became a workshop, then turned into a chain of factories. Producing and marketing a wide range of products from chocolate to wafer, from sugar to jelly and from cakes to croissants, Elvan resolutely continues its journey to take its position in the Global 100, which ranks the world’s leading confectionery companies.
Our mission; is to bring the customers together with innovative products in accordance with the changing trends, with affordable prices and high standards starting from the R&D process till production and sales points and to let everyone experience the good taste. Elvan is present in all markets where it is located, for everyone, especially from middle and lower socioeconomic levels, to easily access taste and quality.Our vision; to reach the target of 1 billion USD turnover in 2023 as a globally competitive global brand in its target markets by maintaining its corporate heritage and culture, growing steadily and by constantly increasing its value;
Leaving behind half a century; Elvan continues to grow and develop in the world and Turkey. It is possible to summarize as follows, the corporate values of our company, which rejuvenates itself as it grows older and focuses on bigger goals;Emotional Stability: As a general principle, Elvan who did not invest too much when the market condition was good, did not become pessimistic and stopped investing when it was bad. While it always maintained its caution and acted as if things would get worse after a while at times of good economic conditions, and in times of crisis, it has always maintained its optimism that the condition would improve in the future. This approach has provided Emotional Stability for Elvan.Growth with Equity: With emotional stability, Elvan strengthened its equity capital, protected from virtual growth. It received the reward of this, especially in times of crisis. While the competitors shrank in times of crisis, Elvan grew up to 35 percent with its equity capital structure.Focus on Innovation: With a decision taken at the meeting of the Evaluation and Audit Committee of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology on 27.09.2012, it was deemed appropriate to reward an R & D Center Certificate to Elvan. Thus, Elvan received the title of the company that established the first R&D Center in its sector. Putting innovation at the center of its activities with the center in question, Elvan has been rewarded with the increasing customer satisfaction and rapid growth. The fact that it was awarded the Innovation Award by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO) in 2013 confirmed that it is on the right track.