Cüneyd Zapsu

Hazelnuts have long been known for their unique taste, but only in the last 30 years have nutritionists become aware of also how healthy they really are.

Over 70% of the World’s Hazelnut crop is grown in Turkey. In addition to the local consumption, hazelnuts are being exported to over 110 countries with billions of USD’s export value.

Investments in the industry have generally remained in traditional technologies and systems. As a result, more than 60% of Turkish Hazelnuts are still just cracked and exported in raw form.

With its state-of-the-art plants, company-owned advanced processing technologies, quality management, and social responsibility projects, BALSU has been adding significant value to the tradition of hazelnut farming in Turkey for 45 years.

We are also fully aware that success depends on client relations and the market’s perception.

Today, BALSU can count the world’s most elite chocolate and confectionery manufacturers among its clients, with relationships formed since its establishment in 1978.

BALSU was and will never be a “me too” company and will also not rest on its history or on its success.

Through continuously investing in the quality of goods and services offered, we determinedly continue our journey to be the “world’s best”.

For the past 45 years, we had to, and therefore have learned something new every day. A long, sometimes tough time, but never boring and always fun …

As challenges continue to arise, our search for solutions will also continue. This is exactly the source of BALSU’s drive.

I am blessed and proud to be the Founder of BALSU, not only the largest Turkish-owned exporter company in the industry, but also a forerunner in innovation and social responsibility projects.

As an unyielding advocate of ending Child Labor, BALSU’s wide-reaching projects have bettered the lives of thousands of children for over a decade.

We also began the journey to attain 100% Traceability of Hazelnuts in a country with over 460,000 hazelnut farmers!

This initiative will not only enable us to reach top Quality products, it is also the only way we can truly put an end to Child Labor once and for all.

Thank you for your interest.

H. Cuneyd Zapsu

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