HISTORY

First Steps

With doyen industrialist Nuri Çomu’s rational and brave investments, the foundation for the Sunar Grup was laid by the establishment of the Sunar Cotton and Paddy Factories.

1974

Sunar Özlem

Senior company of the Sunar Grup, Sunar Özlem, was established.

1976

Sunar Mısır

Turkey’s most senior factory producing starch and its derivatives, Sunar Mısır, was founded.

1985

Hüseyin ÇOMU

The Chairman of our Board of Directors Hüseyin Çomu, started actively working at the Sunar Grup after his graduation from the Boğaziçi University’s Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.

1987

Elita Gıda, First Steps

The foundation of Elita Gıda was laid, initially starting the oil production unit up in Sunar Mısır  facilities.

1990

Sunar Özlem Feed Facility

The Sunar Özlem Yem began to operate.

1997

NÇS Tarım

The group’s fresh fruit company NÇS Tarım was established.

2006

Elita Gıda

Elita Gıda, the one of the few facilities in Turkey that can integratedly produce corn oil, sunflower oil and processing other oil seeds.

2006

TGNA Outstanding Contribution Award

The “TGNA Outstanding Contribution Award” was given by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Nuri Çomu for the social responsibility projects that he carried out.

2007

Sunar Grup

All of our companies were gathered under the roof of the Sunar Grup.

2008

Sunar Pazarlama

Sunar Pazarlama  was founded, being added to the group organization for the purpose of carrying out international marketing operations.

2010

Elita Gıda On The ISO500 List

One of the Sunar Grup companies Elita Gıda ranked on the ICI 500 list, which lists Turkey’s industrial giants.

2010

Exports

The $100 million threshold value passed with export, operations to 60 countries.

2011

Elita Gıda Investments

Elita Gıda became one of Turkey’s three largest vegetable oil producers, increasing its refining capacity threefold.

2012

Sorbitol Facility

Turkey’s first and only Sorbitol production facility was founded in the Sunar Mısır Integrated Facilities organization and started production.

2013

Cogeneration Facility

Turkey’s largest, unlicensed 7.7 MW-capacity cogeneration facility was put into use for the purpose of meeting the electrical needs of the Sunar Grup companies.

2014

Maltitol Facility

Turkey’s first and only Maltitol production facility was founded in the Sunar Mısır Integrated Facilities organization and started production.

2015

Sustainable Sunflower Agriculture

Turkey’s First Sustainable Sunflower Agriculture was carried out by Elita Gıda.

2016

SUNAR Received Turquality Certificate

Elita Gıda received Turquality Certificate and company’s 5-year growth roadmap was approved by The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economy. The goal of Turquality program is to facilitate and support the success of Turkish brands on international arena.

2018

Sunar Mısır R&D Center

Sunar Mısır R&D Center has been approved by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology and honored with R&D Center Certificate in May 2018.

2018

Cogeneration Plant Capacity Increase

The total capacity of Cogeneration Facility has been increased to 12.1 MW/h.

2018