5/23/2008

Danone’s new facility launched in Turkey

Today’s Zaman- Danone opened its new milk production facility in Tekirdag's Luleburgaz district with the attendance of its promotional representative, France's legendary soccer player Zinedine Zidane. Danone Group CEO Frank Riboud said in his speech at the opening ceremony that Turkey is a very significant market for the company. "We are a French company, but we are Turkish in Turkey. We accept ourselves as a part of the country that we are operating in," he noted, adding that Danone is expanding rapidly in this country. Danone Turkey General Manager Serpil Timuray said the Yenikoy facilities will be operated in full compliance with EU standards even though the facilities are established in a small village.