Located on 30,000 sqm of land in Torbali, Izmir, the heart of the agricultural region of the Aegean, SANFORD A.Ş. operates out of a purpose built factory covering 10,000 sqm. The factory is located 50 Km from the Izmir port, 25 Km from the airport, 2.5 Km from the Torbali Highway exit and only 1 Km from the Torbali Industry Zone. Due to the wide range of machinery, purpose built industrial ovens and large cold stores, our company produces an extensive range of food products. 90% of the production is exported worldwide (mainly to America, Europe, Australia and Asia). We offer products to suit manufactureres, catering as well as retail markets.
We presently produce and export to over 22 countries and customers include re-packers to manufacturers, bakeries to confectioners to cereal manufacturers. Main markets are America, Europe and Japan and customers include well-known brands.
The plant is BRC Grade AA certified and is SEDEX registered to the 4 pillar program and is Kosher certified by Star K. We are Organically certified by EcoCert and present production capacity is in excess of 1200 tons. Besides Infused, we also produce straight dried slices etc and also produce fruit concentrate compounds for a number of customers in Turkey.
We produce a range of Dried fruits, mainly Infused Dried Sour cherries, Strawberries, Sweet Cherries and Pomegranate arils. We also produce dried Apple, Peach and Apricots together with dried fruit cubes and shapes made from 100% fruit purees.
These are generally, either apple juice or sugar infused; however, we have developed a number of specific products to meet the customers taste and production profiles which are tailor made. We also produce fruit puree pieces for sale as snacks retail or as inclusions in bars, cereals or bakeries.
Advantages, besides Turkey being the largest grower in the world for cherries and fourth largest for strawberries is also the regional location and lower cost base. We do supply in container/truck volumes but can also supply in pallet lots. Besides conventional, we also produce organic and can supply either whole fruit or cut derivatives to meet customer needs.