The Story of
Our story begins with the endless fertility of olives on the sea-scented lands of Tirilye, where the blue meets green. Republic of Turkey was young and it was the perfect time to produce and work with devotion in many different fields. In that era Mr. Ahmet, a notable person in Trilye, by taking his son named Sait along, decided to make a living by processing olive. As olive trees are among the oldest known cultivated trees in the world, and as they return the care and love in the form of olives abundantly when being cared by a producer, the first olive processing shop opened by Mr. Ahmet had exactly the same kind of abundance. It takes its brand name Emek, meaning effort in Turkish, from this effort full of abundance.
After a while, the production line of the shop was transferred to the Emek factory which was established in Mudanya. In time, Mr. Sait’s sons Islam and Ibrahim joined the company. At first, the Emek brand was known for its pressed olive oil and olive oil soap, and over time the product range extended to include sunflower and corn oil. Natural crops grown with the effort of Anatolian farmers are processed with care in the Emek factory.
The image and reputation of Emek brand name as a centennial quality is reinforced by our deeply-rooted tradition of production and our eternal gratitude to nature. This unique experience of 90 years meets the exquisite tastes of Turkish cuisine and makes your meals enjoyable. Emek, an entirely local family-run business, is now managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the family members with the same enthusiasm and dedication that are the legacy inherited from the very first days.