Koyuncu Group opens geothermal greenhouse for tomatoes

The Turkish Koyunci group has opened a high-tech greenhouse for tomatoes in the west of the country, aiming to grow for European and Middle Eastern markets.

In 2021, Türkiye's Koyuncu Group marked its 55th anniversary with the company's first move into the world of tomatoes, establishing a modern geothermal greenhouse in the Sandikli district of Afyonkarahisar province in western Türkiye. According to the company's head of agriculture, Merve Koyuncu, Türkiye has big potential to supply greater volumes of high-quality tomatoes to Europe, where Koyuncu Group plans to develop its Bella Fresh brand.

"Our geothermal heated modern technological greenhouse gives us 10ha of closed production for tomatoes, located in Sandikli, Afyonkarahisar. We use modern soilless farming practices in our facility. By providing ideal climatic conditions and sterilization for plants, we can obtain high-quality produce through all four seasons. All protocols required for the healthy growth of our products, which are kept under remote control monitoring 24/7, are followed by our expert agricultural engineering staff," says Merve Koyuncu. 

Koyuncu Group was established in 1966 and today is a strong-standing family company and very successful in various industries. Koyuncu Group has more than 1,000 employees and over TRY1bn (€55m) of operating income in the fields of fuel oil, automotive, vehicle inspection, energy, salt production, chemicals, agriculture, marble, and the defense industry.

Read the complete article at www.fruitnet.com.

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