Konya-based Demirpolat Corporate Group, operating in the field of cereal production in Konya, launched Turkey’s first enzyme-resistant starch production facility. Coordinating with the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and Marmara Research Center (MAM), the company will produce the resistant starch with 100 percent purity.
Nurettin Demirpolat, the CEO of Demirpolat Corporate Group, said the company does not have foreign capital, adding that, “This company opened this facility after three and a half years of research in which we will produce 10 thousand tons of resistant starch and 100 thousand tons of diet flour. MAM launched a project 3.5 years ago to develop resistant starch. We followed this research closely. In 2016, we signed an agreement with TÜBİTAK and began working in collaboration. In 2016, we became a certified resistant starch producer. This facility is the first resistant starch plant.”
WORLD STARCH MARKET IS WORTH 11 BILLION DOLLARS
Saying that they will export half of their production, Demirpolat said that, “In our facility, products go through 15 different tests. We got started on this journey for producing high added value products. The starch market is worth 11 billion dollars over the world. We will take our place in this market. We employ 150 people in our production facility. We took an important step in our fight against diabetes. We are doing our best in order for Turkey to grow stronger and walk towards the future. At the same time, we are opening a licensed storehouse with a capacity of 30 thousand tons which is among 39 licensed storehouses across Turkey.”