KENT


The history of Kent Gıda A.Ş. dates back to 1927, when the Tahincioğlu Family first entered the confectionery business by producing a traditional Turkish sweet, tahin, from sesame seed oil. By 1946, the Family had improved the business to open up a small workshop in Diyarbakır manufacturing halvah and hard candy. In the early 50's, The Tahincioğlu Family moved to İstanbul, and in 1956, Kent Gıda was established with only 11 employees which would later become the largest Turkish confectionery company.

As the first modern candy manufacturing facility in Turkey, Kent also pioneered the chewing gum industry in Turkey by expanding its product range to include chewing gum in 1960, and entered the chocolate industry in the early 80's with a limited chocolate line. By then, Kent had two factories in Istanbul and one in Gebze, Kocaeli, manufacturing a wide range of products in candy, gum and chocolate. In 1983 Birlik was established to handle the marketing and distribution of Kent products throughout Turkey. Kent went public in 1990, offering 15% of its shares on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.

By 2000, Kent consolidated the three factories into one state of the art facility in Gebze, Kocaeli. The high quality innovative products manufactured in this factory have been exported to over 100 countries around the world. The potential in these markets have led Kent to search for growth opportunities in the international markets. In 2001, this search resulted in the establishment of a 50%-50% joint venture with the Spanish lollypop manufacturer Chupa-Chups in St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

In 2002 in London was signed signed a partnership agreement between Kent and Cadbury Shweppes, by which Cadbury obtains 51% of Kent, and buyed distribution company Birlik. Today, as the leader of the domestic confectionery market in Turkey, Kent is continuing to grow in the international arena to become a world player.

Today information from old web-site we can find here.
From 2010 Kent works under Corporation Mondelēz Intl.



Turbo Series and Years of production


Year of production and approx prices indicated by existing Tusbo gum covers by field "Prod.date" (P.Date). This table represents all series of Turbo wrappers. Middle prices are shown from bad to good  condition  from 2007 till 2014 years. Aren't indicated prices for wrappers with printing errors.


Price ($) Begin month / year End month / year
T1 – Turbo 1-50
T2 – Turbo 51-120
T3 – Turbo 121-190
T4 – Turbo 191-260
T5 – Turbo 261-330 (gold / silver)
S1 – Turbo Super 331-400
S2 – Turbo Super 401-470
S3 – Turbo Super 471-540
C0 – Turbo Classic 1-70
C1 – Turbo Classic 1-70 “Classic”
C2 – Turbo Classic 71-140
P0 – Turbo Sport 1-70 Violet
P1 – Turbo Sport 1-70
P2 – Turbo Sport 71-140
P3 – Turbo Sport 141-210
P4 – Turbo Sport 401-470
P5 – Turbo Sport 471-540
E1 – Turbo 2000 71-140 Super
E2 – Turbo 2000 211-280 Sport
F1 – Turbo 2003 Sport Russian
F2 – Turbo 2003 Sport
F3 – Turbo 2003 Super Russian
F4 – Turbo 2003 Super
F5 – Turbo 2007 Super
F6 – Turbo 2007
10-250
0.15-1.25
0.05-0.5
0.05-0.5
0.05-0.25/ 0.3-3
0.05-1.5
0.05-0.6
0.05-0.6
0.05-0.6
0.05-0.6
0.05-0.6
0.6-5
0.05-0.6
0.05-0.6
0.05-0.6
2-6
0.1-1
0.5-3
0.5-3
2-8
0.5-3
2-10
0.5-3
0.5-3
0.5-3
Sept
March
Jan
March
June
Sept
Jan
Sept
Jan
Jan
Sept
Jan
Jan
June
Jan
Jan
Jan
June
Jan
Jan
Jan
Jan
Jan
June
Jan

1986

1988
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1995
1995
1996
1998
1995
1996
1998
1998
1997
1999
2000
2002
2003
2002
2003
2006
2007
June
June
June
Dec
Dec
March
Sept
June
Sept
March
June
March
June
Sept
March
March
June
June
March
Dec
March
Sept
March
March
June

1987

1990
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1999
1995
1996
1999
1998
1999
1997
2000
1998
1998
2001
2001
2003
2005
2003
2004
2008
2008





Turbo Producing



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