Alapala named Turkey’s number 1 exporter of Food Machinery

TURKEY – Turkish supplier of milling and handling system technologies Alapala has been listed among ‘Top 1000 exporters of Turkey’ in 2020 by the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM). 

Through 4 companies, Alapala Group which exports milling machinery, equipment, and parts to the world from Turkey, ranked 636th in this year’s ranking, a great improvement from last year where it ranked 824th.  

The group which has successfully completed over 600 turn-key projects in four continents and trades as ‘Alapala Foreign Trade’ also emerged 13th in the ‘Machinery and Parts’ category. 

It also maintained its position as the lead exporter of Turkey in the ‘Food Machinery’ category by numbers of Machinery and Parts Association. 

According to the report by TIM, the top 1000 companies play an important role in helping Turkey achieve its 2023 goal of becoming one of the top 10 world economies by 2023. 

In 2017 alone, the companies in the TIM top 1000 realized a total of US$102.8 billion of exports, an increase of US$10.5 billion compared to the previous year.  

TIM reports that the average number of employees in these top 1000 companies was 781 in 2018, indicating that these firms directly provided close to 800 thousand jobs to the Turkish economy. 

Alapala, which exports to 120 countries and has more than 650 projects believes that the most important element which will make Turkey reach its 2023 targets is the trademarked exports.   

Some of it next generation milling technologies include the Similago II Roller Mills, the Aurora Plansifters, Arion Purifiers, and the I-Roll. 

The SIMILAGO II is for instance designed for high, continuous and consistent grinding of cereals such as wheat, maize (corn), rye, spelt, barley and sorghum.  

Alapala says that the innovation is the result of the company’s 60 years of experience in milling technology and engineering.  

With  SIMILAGO uniform feed rate across the grinding rolls can be achieved, ensuring millers achieve a consistent grind. 

Earlier in September, Alapala announced plans to build a turnkey greenfield feed mill project in Khartoum, Sudan: the company’s 7th reference project in the country and second feed mill in the Eastern African nation. 

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