It has been more than 50 years since KANAT was founded...
However its passion for Dried Apricots & Apricot Kernels, continuous new product developments, care taken in high quality productions by using State-of-the-Art Equipments, will never finish.
In 1958, Mr. Adil Kanat, the founder of the company, started trading of Dried Fruits & Nuts. In early 1970's, together with the decision to start exporting Dried Apricots, established one of the oldest Dried Apricots Factories in Malatya, right in the centre of the Turkish Apricots growing area.
Decision to start Apricot Kernels Processing is taken in early 1990's. The first modern APRICOT KERNELS CRACKING FACTORY was built at that times, which is now equipped with today's technologic Optical Sorters, Colour Sorters and Metal Detectors
A lot happened in 2000's...
Kanat has established APRICOT KERNELS BLANCHING FACTORY in 2004. The factory which is the only totally dedicated Apricot Kernels Blanching Factory in Europe. It has established full traceability on its final product by sourcing from farmers and cracking its own raw material at its sister factory on the same site. It is equipped with the latest State-of-the-Art Equipments. It is also fully accredited and approved by European Marzipan and Biscuit Industries and already supplying to major food manufacturers in Europe and the United Satates.
HACCP projects were developed in 2005 and the factory is ISO 22000 accredited.
Established its own extensive Quality Control Laboratory, where Aflatoxin tests are carried out by HPLC.
Kanat has also established the "NEW" DRIED APRICOTS FACTORY in late 2010.
Considering the increasing standards of good manufacturing practises, the factory was established in accordance with European Standards, equipped with the latest technology of Apricot Processing and Dicing Machines which are all stainless steel. This modern processing line is finished with X Ray and packaging machines.
Today, Kanat's factories cover 7500 m2 closed area on a total of 15.500 m2. All things considered over 50 years Kanat has never stopped. The passion of producing Top Quality Products will continue forever...