AR TARIM TOHUMCULUK SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş. was founded in 21.06.1988 by Dr. Çetin ÖZBAYRAM
On 03.11.1989 was granted by the Ministry of by Agriculture and Rural Works the status "Private Sector Research Company" for potatoes and vegetables.
When sub-investments for seed potato breeding were completed on 13.01.1990 we received the authorization as seed potato grower. We endeavour to develop varieties under research and farming conditions, support growers with training activities and spread the good use of certified seeds in all regions where potato farming is being carried out.
AR TARIM TOHUMCULUK SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş. is a subsidiary of AGRICO and EUROPLANT since 2015. A new and dynamic team was set up for future growth and corporate development.
With the restructuring concluded the new team is set for expansion. Production in Turkey exceeds 300 ha together with our contract growers. Our warehouse has been modernized and sets an example in the potato sector. Despite a very difficult market AR TARIM ends the season successfully.
To improve customer service an ERP system was introduced. Human resources have undergone various development projects to be fit for the future.
AR TARIM regains its import leadership and must trusted company status in the seed potato sector according to a poll carried out by us. Supported Brand Awareness passes 90 %. Local seed production exceeds 370 ha.
AR TARIM sets first steps into the processing segment. Trial fields are being extended with processing varieties.
The modernization of the field equipment and warehouse continues. New quality standards have been set.
AR TARIM puts its new service program POR into life. The goal is to maximize the customer’s yield.
Local production is being consolidated by concentration in Elite class seed production. Import leadership continues for the second year in a row.
Local production now includes out-sourced mini-tuber production and the local variety NAHITA, of the national potato research organization. Thus, AR TARIM continues on the path of its Vision.
The processing segment makes serious decisions in favour of our varieties.
Our market share in the processing segment exceeds all early expectations. Apart from AGRIA and JELLY, FONTANE and MARKIES have found their way. New varieties will be introduced.
Import leadership continues for the third year in a row. Local Elite class production increasing due to high demand.
AR TARIM extends its team strategically to meet future demand and improve corporate development. New service concepts are introduced by technological developments.
Mini-tuber production shows excellent results and a full roll-out starts. NAHITA will be offered the first time in the tableware market.
Our POR service program is in full swing with its new equipment, a new mobile app and dedicated staff. Customers appreciate our dedication to increase their yield and quality.
The trust we have built made us import leader for the fourth consecutive year and demand for local seed potatoes reached highs. Investments into local production increase are under way. In 2021 300 ha of high-grade seed will be planted.
Out-sourced mini-tuber production increases for the varieties Madeleine and Nahita. Ottawa was added. Explorations and feasibility studies for own mini-tuber production facilities are under way.
11 new varieties were professionally introduced to the market. The varieties Vogue,Madeira and Otolia have caused great attention from the early beginning. In the processing segment the portfolio was extended with the variety Donata.
We gradually continue on our path of growth rationally within our CSR framework and extend our leadership towards our goals 2030.