In 1953 the Senocak family started a hazelnut trading company in Ordu, a port city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. After the passing of the founder Ismet Senocak in 2017, his son, Cem Senocak, and his two grandsons, Ismet Yigit Senocak and Mert Senocak, continued the hazelnut trade as a 100% family owned company. The Senocak Company has been one of Turkeys largest exporter of hazelnuts since 1987.
Since formation, the company has been producing shelled hazelnuts and raw hazelnuts in its cracking unit. In 2006, the product line was extended to include roasted, blanched, diced, meal and paste hazelnuts in the new integrated unit.
The company holds various certifications including ISO 22000, BRC, UTZ/RAINFOREST ALLIANCE, IFS, Kosher and Halal certificates as well as the Ecocert Organic certification for the organic product line. The company is also a member of the Sedex and INC.
The factory has the capacity to produce 15000 tons of raw hazelnuts per year and 10000 tons of roasted, blanched, diced, meal and paste hazelnuts (combined) per year. The company continuously monitors and adjusts capacity to meet demand.