Arbel Group, which has established the first integrated lentil, bulgur and pasta facility in Mersin, has increased its capacity by 30 percent with an investment of 11 million TL to respond to the demands of international aid organizations.
Arbel Group, one of the leading exporters of pulses in Turkey, has made investments to increase its capacity and to respond to the energy demand. According to a news report by Meltem Ahatoğlu from Dünya, the Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of Arbel Group, Hasan Arslan, said they made an investment on sustainable growth: “Arbel Group has been operating as a supplier of food and emergency aid materials to international aid organizations and UN Aid Organizations for almost 35 years. Considering the increase in consumption of pulses and the increasing demand from aid organizations, we invested to increase our capacity in 2016, and put the existing capacity into operation.”
NEW OUTBUILDING AND MANUFACTURING LINES
Arslan stated that they invested 11 million TRL to construct new outbuildings and manufacturing lines, which resulted in an increase in capacity by 30 percent. Arslan emphasized that the increased capacity meant higher energy requirements, and said, “To reduce our costs of vapour and electricity and to ensure uninterrupted supply of our requirements, we established a co-generation system. Our vapour production has been activated and the final trials are completed in production of electricity. It will be activated in 1 month.”