Ülker wins the German Agricultural Union’s “Gold Medal” for its Sesame Sticks

At the German Agricultural Association’s "High Quality Products and Desserts Pastry Competition" held in December 2007, Ülker won the gold medal for its Sesame Sticks.

Each year, more than 20,000 food and beverage products undergo comprehensive analysis by the German Agricultural Society (DLG) Food Testing Center. The Association organizes competitions and presents awards for products that achieve particularly successful results from the analyses and laboratory tests. In December 2007, Ülker brand Sesame Sticks* were chosen to receive the Gold Medal, from among 1,000 products manufactured by 185 European companies.

Products that receive recognition from the DLG have to meet certain criteria;   they must be "high quality products that create consumer satisfaction".  Test results play a decisive role in determining whether the quality of products such as fancy cakes, cookies, cakes and biscuits will meet the demands and expectations of consumers.

Founded in 1885, the German Agricultural Association has more than 17,000 member companies from Germany and around the world and is a leading food and agricultural association in Europe.
Thanks to the DLG’s widely-accepted scientific standards, sensory evaluations of products are also used to determine results.  The DLG, besides identifying and evaluating results from a technical aspect, contrasts those results with the product’s highest level of sensory quality. Products which meet the criteria set out by the DLG are eligible for a Bronze, Silver or Gold DLG Award.

Sesame Sticks are exported to 42 countries
In the cracker market, 62% of the products sold are in the cracker sticks category; the sticks come in plain, sesame, savory, cheese or hot spicy flavors. After plain sticks, the most popular flavor in this particular market segment is sesame. In Turkey, the cracker stick segment of the market has been dominated for many years by Ülker which has a 46% share.  Ülker Sesame Sticks were exported to 42 countries in 2007.

* Ülker Sesame Sticks are exported to markets in some countries under the “Clip” brand name.

    • Ülker has announced its financial results for 2023

      Türkiye’s leading food company Ülker Bisküvi closed the year 2023 with a sales revenue of 56 billion TL. The company aims to continue its leadership and strong growth in the markets it operates in during 2024....

    • Autonomous mobile robots project from Ülker

      Turkey's leading food company, Ülker, has accelerated its digitalization and technology investments across various operational areas, including human resources, performance management, and sales, recently implemented 20 autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) at its Gebze Factory. Autonomous Mobile Robots’s are capable of transporting over 2,600 different types of materials including raw materials and packaging. These robots are set to enhance production efficiency and cost advantage at the facility....

    • Ülker Secures First Place Internationally…

      Türkiye's leading food company, Ülker, attained a significant milestone, clinching the top spot globally in its category for environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. Among the 108 companies spanning all sectors listed on Borsa Istanbul, Ülker emerged as the leader. ...

    • Bizz@kampüs 13th Year: Creative Ideas Compete for Ülker Çizi"

      In its 13th year, the 'bizz@kampüs' competition is nearing its deadline, inviting students to craft marketing-focused strategies for Ülker's iconic flavor, "Çizi." Open to 3rd and 4th-year undergraduate as well as postgraduate students, the competition will accept applications from January 15 to February 16, 2024. The top three teams will not only receive a combined cash prize of 165,000 TL but also secure the opportunity for a long-term internship. ...