SUNEL TOBACCO COMPANY
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SUNEL’s HISTORY of EXPERIENCE
Sunel, founded in 1939 and is owned by Gurel Family, is one of Turkey's oldest leaf tobacco dealers. However, the company's roots date back to the 1920's where the launch of its present venture was based on events intimately intertwined with the history of Turkish Republic..
Sunel prides itself on continually improving its process while insuring constant and sustained processed leaf quality. Our value is certified by ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 which means the leaf that passes through our processing facility will meet your specifications.
History
Since 1939
Our History
SUNEL T.T.A.Ş.

İzmir / Turkey

Sunel, founded in 1939 and is owned by Gurel Family, is one of Turkey's oldest leaf tobacco dealers.

However, the company's roots date back to the 1920's where the launch of its present venture was based on events intimately intertwined with the history of Turkish Republic. As is known, after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the young Turkish Republic assumed its predecessors debt but with little economic power was limited in its means of repayment. Being the late 1920's early 1930's the nations of the world strived to overcome the effects of the great depression and sought mutual solutions for their economic problems.

Turkey, left with the responsibility of compensating the Empires debts, in this case to England, was in search of ways to generate a method of payment to its creditor.

As a result, discussions were held between the British Foreign Office, Board of Trade and the Turkish Government where it was agreed Turkey's debts would be repaid via tobacco exports. According to this agreement a company founded in Turkey would be formed under special instructions and permission of the Turkish Foreign Ministry. This company was Sunel. The value of tobacco was deducted from Turkey's debt to England. Thus, Sunel's emergence and development coincides with an economic turning point in the history of the Republic of Turkiye.

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Tobacco Varieties
Oriental & Organic
  • IZMIR
    TRADITIONAL & ORGANIC
    NICOTINE
    0.90
    SUGAR
    16.50
    CHLORIDE
    0.50
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  • SAMSUN
    NICOTINE
    1.35
    SUGAR
    6.00
    CHLORIDE
    0.60
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  • BASMA
    NICOTINE
    1.86
    SUGAR
    10.18
    CHLORIDE
    1.10
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  • DUBEK
    NICOTINE
    1.35
    SUGAR
    12.75
    CHLORIDE
    0.6
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  • KATERINI
    NICOTINE
    2.00
    SUGAR
    10.00
    CHLORIDE
    0.6
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  • PRILEP
    NICOTINE
    0.63
    SUGAR
    10.49
    CHLORIDE
    1.02
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  • YAKA
    NICOTINE
    0.75-1
    SUGAR
    10-15
    CHLORIDE
    0.50
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  • KURUMOVGRAD
    NICOTINE
    1.10
    SUGAR
    14
    CHLORIDE
    -
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  • SEMI ORIENTAL
    NICOTINE
    0.57-1.31
    SUGAR
    4.80-23.05
    CHLORIDE
    0.25-0.65
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Sunel Operations
Processing Facilities
& Warehouses
4,405.279
Turkey’s 3rd largest and most modern city
Over 8,000 years of history & 3,500 years of ‘urban’ history
Mild Mediterranean Climate
Izmir exhibits leading Agricultural Practise
Free Trade Zone (established 1990)
International Airport connected to Europe
3rd Largest port & in 2016 largest in Turkey / Capacity 12 million TEU
Izmir holds a busy schedule of Trade fairs, Exhibitions and congresses
Sunel Operations
Izmir/TurkeySUNEL T.T.A.Ş.
Sunel’s Potential
Sunel is the only Turkish International leaf tobacco company with operations in Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria and the Netherlands.
Sunel is the flagship of the Gurel Group with Operations revolving purely around Leaf Tobacco.
Founded in 1939, the Gurel’s transformed the company from being a local Family Owned business into the only Turkish tobacco handler with operations in other Oriental and Semi-Oriental producing countries.
Sunel’s ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates helps to ensure Quality, Accountability & ocially Responsible practices..
Sunel Contract directly from an estimated 8000 farmers, 9000 tons of leaf. In total an average of 11000 tons of leaf per annum is handled.
Warehouse Storage: Capacity of 12000 tons of Turkish Oriental Tobacco.
Processing Capacity: 120 tons per/shift.
Within our SRTP program we have targeted every year to plant trees in order to offset up to 50% of our C02 emission.
Sunel Customer base is: Major multinational manufacturers as well as several non-multinationals from USA, RUSSIA, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES, CHINA, TAIWAN etc.
Being a local company we have closer, more sociable, relations with our farmers,
Due to the magnitude of Gurel Holding operations close ties are made with all levels of government.
Strong presence in the Board of Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Industry and Tobacco Exporters Federation.
Professionally geared family with operations purely run by professional management guided by steering committees.
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Management Systems
Sustainable Development
Management Systems
SUNEL ORGANIC
Only Certified Production Processes

We were the first & only company to have started certified Organic Izmir Production.
In 2010 we started the project and we contracted 9 farmers in 3 different districts and harvested a total of 8.3 tons and today in our 4th year, we have achieved a total of 540 farmers in 24 districts or 133 villages that produced a volume of 840 tons.

In 2014 our goal is to achieve 1,300 tons.
We have a full time team consisting of 4 members that concentrate on educating and supervising the farmers in order to achieve an optimum result.

In order to have the product safely exported for infestation prevention, we have installed CAT (controlled Atmosphere Treatment) chambers i.e. ZERO oxygen to prevent any residue or environment issues.

www.izmirorganic.com
www.sunelorganic.com

Please refer to our 'Sunel Organic Catalogue' (below) for further detailed information.

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SUNEL T.T.A.Ş.

SUNEL T.T.A.Ş.
Pinar Cad. No: 89
35060 Pinarbasi
IZMIR / TURKEY

Phone: + 90 (232) 479 04 04 (0pbx)
Fax: + 90 (232) 479 14 04

Contact Email: info@sunel.com

SUNEL CJSC

CJSC SUNEL TOBACCO
7 Lenina Street, Nookat city,
Osh region, 723400
KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

Tel : + 996 32 22 5 87 77
Fax : + 996 32 22 5 87 78

Contact Email: infokg@sunel.com

SUNEL SILVERSUN

SilverSun Bulgaria EOOD
6-8 Bobrudzha Street
Floor 3 BG 6300
Haskovo Bulgaria

Tel.: +359/38/622 337
Fax : +359/38/622 360

Contact Email: fszoncsitz@sltat.at

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