Dünya – A joint venture of Turkish Nuh’un Ankara Makarnasi and Japanese food companies Nisshin Seifun and Marubeni plans to bring another ‘Made in Turkey’ pasta brand to the attention of the pasta lovers of the world.
The company, Nisshin Seifun Turkey, whose USD 36 million pasta production facility is scheduled to start production in Ankara’s Sincan district by 2015 will be entirely export-oriented, adding to Turkey’s 600,000 tons a year shipments of pasta. Turkey is a major producer of pasta and second only to Italy when it comes to exports of the popular food.
“This investment signifies the investor-confidence in Turkey and the strong level of cooperation between the two countries. More partnerships and foreign investments in the food sector will follow Nisshin Seifun Turkey’s example”, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said at the establishment ceremony of the company.
Speaking at the event, Japan’s ambassador to Turkey, Yutaka Yokoi, drew attention to the increase in Japanese investments in Turkey, which reached USD 490 million last year.
Turkey and Japan have agreed to start talks on a free trade agreement during Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to the Far Eastern country in January.