Sayfa Görseli

Our Story

MILESTONES

1952

  • Inception in retail trade industry

1965

  • First step into the cheese industry with a small cheese shop in Eminonu, Istanbul

1989

  • A major step toward growth by transitioning to cheese wholesale in Rami, Istanbul

1992

  • First production activities in Kastamonu

1997

  • Participation in an integrated dairy products plant built on a 9000m2 enclosed area at Antalya Industrial Park

2004

  • A factory with a state of art technology at Usak Industrial Park

2005

  • ISO 9001:2000 certification

2007

  • Modernization and capacity-building at Usak plant
  • Revision of all systems for green production 

2008

  • Meeting with customers at Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Izmir and Bursa regional offices with up to 300 employees across Turkey, a country-wide network of dealers and distributors and up to 7000 points of access
  • Expansion to foreign markets

2009

  • ISO 9001 2008 recertification for production plants 

2010

  • Market launch of NATURENA group

2011

  • Expanding further in foreign markets including the U.S.  and exports to 13 countries in total

2012

  •  Only food company making it to the finals and receiving an award at the Innovation Awards held by Istanbul Chamber of Industry every year

2013

  • Achieving exports to 15 countries in total
  • Market launch of Helix Cheese and Cheesoft products, first of their kinds in the world

2014

  • Participation in Turquality Brand Support Program
  • Muratbey recognized with the title of “Well-Known Brand”
  • Trademark registration as Muratbey in about 60 countries including the EU countries, the U.S., Russia, Kuwait, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, and Morocco
  • Registration of and patent for the design of Helix Cheese in about 60 countries
  • Award for fourth place among companies with the highest-growing exports in the first 500 Anatolian companies research

2015

  • Sponsor and main sponsor in Usak Athletic Basketball Team

2016

  • Adding Topi among innovative products family
  • QUDAL medal in fresh kashkaval cheese category in the ‘quality’ research featuring household ratings held in 100 categories by ICERTIAS, a global certification organization
  • International promotion of Helix, Topi and Cheesoft cheese selections at ‘Expo West 2016 California Food Fair’ held in the U.S.

2017

  • Award for the brand with the best customer experience management in milk and dairy products at A.L.F.A. (Actionable, Leader, Fast, Ambitious) Awards recognizing brands that have the best customer experience
  • Muratbey among the first three indispensable brands preferred by the Turkish customers in food shopping in a research by FikriMühim for MediaCat Magazine
  • Accreditation from the Ministry of Industry for Machinery R&D Center
  • The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock certification for exportation of milk and dairy products from Turkey to the European Union 

2018

  • The first prize at the “12th World Dairy Innovation Awards” in 2018 which were granted to the most successful products in the dairy industry; the “Best Cheese” award to Muratbey’s innovative Helix Cheese
  • The first prize for the 2nd time in the same category as the taste approved by consumers in the quality research conducted by ICERTIAS in 100 categories. Muratbey was awarded the title of the No. 1 fresh kashkaval cheese in Turkey.
  • The export breakthrough to the EU: Following the removal of the ban on the export of milk and dairy products from Turkey to Europe, we were awarded an export certificate and started exporting to the EU countries. Thanks to Muratbey, Turkish cheeses are on European tables after 16 years. We feel the pride of being the only company to export cheese from Turkey to Europe.
  • Representing Turkey successfully with unique and innovative products at the Summer Fancy Show, the largest food exhibition in the USA; the International Food Processing and Packaging Exhibition (IDDBA) in New Orleans, USA; the Gulfood 2018 in Dubai; and the SIAL Paris International Food Exhibition, which is one of the most important food exhibitions in the world
  • The “Best Cheese Brand” award in the category of milk and dairy products at the “Eurasia Quality Awards 2018”, which were given based on the works of consumer-friendly organizations and individuals
  • The implementation of the project “Women Adding Value to Cheese” to contribute to the milk and dairy industry, support milk producers, strengthen the presence of women in milk production, and ensure women’s economic empowerment
  • TUBITAK applications with two of approximately 10 projects carried out in the Food R&D Center and the Technology Development R&D Center
  • The Helix Cheese advanced to the semi-finals at the InovaLIG 2018 awards, where the innovation leaders in Turkey were selected!