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Austria's Vegetable & Fruit King

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Haydar Guner,the Onur Group companies founder.

Vienna, Austria-
The story began in a small, 55 square meter greengrocery. You might be able to guess the end of the tale from its title. Haydar Güner was just 21 years old when he came to Vienna in 1985 after cutting short his university education halfway through his studies. He started off by selling retail vegetables and fruit in the oldest market in Vienna. He left that job and started to work in a cleaning company.

The Man Who Introduced Ceylon Tea to European Markets

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Ayhan Bakan, President of Orient GmbH.

Vienna, Austria-
Though it interrupted the course of politics, Turkey’s coup d’état of September 12, 1980 culminated in significant changes in the lives of many young people during those years. When the army took over the state administration, many young people preferred to go abroad to get away from the political turmoil.

The Largest Turkish Food Company in Austria: The Macro Group

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Huseyin Unal, President of the Macro Group.

Vienna –
The story of the Macro Group began in a small grocery store. Hüseyin Ünal from Yozgat, who came to Austria as a worker, met the halal meat needs of various neighborhoods in Vienna. The adventure, which started by selling the meat of 30 lambs per week, has now turned into a company with a revenue of 90 million Euro.

The Market's Yogurt Leader

Krefeld, Germany – “It all started with the belief that it would be possible to produce in Germany those products that Turkish immigrants would enjoy.” This is how Zekeriya Yasemin, the founder of Yayla, starts to tell the story of the Yayla corporation.
Over 180 dairy and meat items produced by Yayla-Türk GmbH, which was established in 1984, are found in Turkish kitchens all over Europe and particularly in Germany.

The Turkish Food Giant of Germany

Mannheim, Germany – In Germany, Baktat, a company that produces and distributes ready foodstuffs, is known to be the largest Turkish food company in the ethnic market. Baktat sells 1600 different products, has 12 companies and nearly 1300 employees, of whom 130 are in Europe. Exclusive of the Turkish markets, Baktat owns close to 12 thousand meters of shelf space throughout Europe.   

Germany Produces and EMS Transports

Dormagen, Germany- According to data from the German Federal Statistics Bureau, Germany’s exports in the first three months of 2008 reached 379.1 billion dollars. This was 21.4% more than the last three months of 2007. The dramatic rise in Germany’s export volume from year to year has also led to an increase in transportation demands.

Experience of Euro-Turks

Prof. Dr. Faruk Şen, director of the Turkey Research Center Association (TAM), recently published a book presenting the statistics he had compiled while doing research on Turks living in the European Union. He also chronicles his own experiences, as a Turk who has spent many years in Germany.
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