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Nar Gourmet Debuts Mobile Olive Oil Production Truck

By Özlem Burcu Öztürk
Nov. 26, 2014 09:52 UTC

With the sup­port of Turkey’s Ministry of Industry, the olive oil pro­ducer Nar Gourmet is tak­ing a new step in the olive oil sec­tor with a project that will bring the fac­tory to the fields. Local olives from Hatay, Mersin, Antalya, Manisa, Ayvalık could be processed within just two hours after har­vest by the com­pa­ny’s new mobile olive oil pro­duc­tion truck.

The project also has an inter­na­tional pur­pose. It is aimed to col­lect gene sources with the local olive vari­eties of Mardin, Hatay, Manisa, Mersin, Antalya, Ayvalık and to pro­mote local tastes inter­na­tion­ally.

Nar Gourmet is a leader in the nat­ural prod­ucts mar­ket, espe­cially in jam, mar­malade and olive oil, and its brands are dis­trib­uted through more than 600 points through­out Turkey, the com­pany reported, as well as exported to coun­tries includ­ing the United States, Canada, Japan, China and Germany

Jam and mar­malade from Nar Gourmet won the Outstanding Product Award” from ITQI (International Taste and Quality Institute). Its olive oil won a Gold Award at the 2014 New York International Olive Oil Competition.

Samir Bayraktar, Nar Gourmet’s man­ag­ing direc­tor said The pur­pose of mak­ing the mobile olive oil pro­cess­ing unit is to carry the taste from the fields to our table with­out sac­ri­fic­ing the qual­ity. With this project, high qual­ity olive oil could be made in places with few olive trees where it isn’t finan­cially suit­able to build fac­to­ries.”

Mobile pro­duc­tion truck will sup­port small man­u­fac­tur­ers, and the regional tastes that have never been noticed until now will be avail­able nation­ally and inter­na­tion­ally,” Bayraktar added.

The new truck was built at a cost of 320,000 Turkish Liras ($144,251) and will travel 4,100 kilo­me­ters.


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