In 1953 the Şenocak family started a hazelnut trading company in Ordu, a port city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. After the passing of the founder İsmet Şenocak in 2017, his son, Cem Şenocak, and his two grandsons, İsmet Yiğit Şenocak and Mert Şenocak, continued the hazelnut trade as a 100% family owned company. The Şenocak Company has been one of Turkeys largest exporter of hazelnuts since 1977.
Since formation, the company has been producing shelled hazelnuts and raw hazelnuts in its cracking unit. In 2006, the product line was extended to include roasted, blanched, diced, meal and paste hazelnuts in the new integrated unit.
The company holds various certifications including ISO 22000, BRC, UTZ/RAINFOREST ALLIANCE, IFS, Kosher and Halal certificates as well as the Ecocert Organic certification for the organic product line. The company is also a member of the Sedex and INC.
The factory has the capacity to produce 15000 tons of raw hazelnuts per year and 8000 tons of roasted, blanched, diced, meal and paste hazelnuts (combined) per year. The company continuously monitors and adjusts capacity to meet demand.