For the processing of transparently traceable hazelnuts, a processing facility certified according to «Happy Hazelnut Project» standards is essential.
Therefore, a new cracking and processing factory with a capacity of 75 Tonnes of hazelnuts per day was built in the middle of the hazelnut growing area in Ormanli. The factory under the supervision of Mr Reşat Çakmak, our «Happy Hazelnut Project» manager in Turkey, currently employs 25 people from the region.
All nuts from the project undergo strict inspection before they are cracked and prepared for export in accordance with customer specifications.
The new factory is equipped with two separate production lines for conventional and organic products. Modern laser devices ensure compliance with the ever-growing high quality requirements in addition to manual sorting.
The factory works according to ISO-Standards. BRC certification is in preparation and will be implemented no later than 2016 before the new crop.