History

1989
Founded its first production plant in Gaziantep.
1991

Accelerated the exports to Turkic States remarkably.

1994
Launched its Istanbul office.
2001

Number of countries it exports to rose to 66.

2004
Its first commercial was shot for "Triplex" brand.
2005

Founded its second production plant in Gaziantep.

2007
Selected for the Turquality Program.
2009

Founded the factory in Silivri, Istanbul, and started to produce bakery products.

Launched Biscolata Starz, Stix and Luppo Sandwich Cake.

Won EFFIE award of 2009 for its «Bayramınız Şölen Olsun» (May your holiday be a feast) Campaign.

Its first international TV campaign was launched.

2010

Changed the Management Model, and separated the Board of Directors and the Executive Board from each other.

Became the top chocolate exporter of Turkey.

2011

Ranked 59th in the Candy Industry Top 100 list that is one of the most important references of the world.

Biscolata Pia was selected the «Product of the Year» according to the social media survey conducted by the MediaCat Magazine.

2012

International Business Unit was established.

Selected for the Turquality Program for the second time.

Milango won the “Good Design” prize in the packaging category in the Design Turkey contest organized within the scope of Turquality.

Started the investment in a new integrated facility in Gaziantep.

2014

Added Canada and United Arab Emirates offices to its international offices.

Redesigned its corporate identity and logo. It has reflected in its logo its passion for succeeding by differentiating and also remaining loyal to its values, and its vision of satisfying its consumers by adding flavors exceeding their expectations.

2015

Ozmo celebrated its 15th anniversary.

Biscolata became one of the top 10 snack brands preferred by women.

Şölen rose to the 117th level from the 133rd level in the “Turkey's 500 Big Industrial Enterprises” list announced by Istanbul Chamber of Industry.

2016
Ozmo was registered as a “Well-known Brand” by TÜRKPATENT and became the second brand in the Şölen Family to hold the title.

The Luppo Sandwich Cake relaunch campaign won the Silver Effie Award in the Sweet & Salty Snacks category at the 2016 Effie Turkey Advertising Event Competition.

Şölen became the main sponsor of the “Mosaic Road Project”, which will introduce the mosaics of Anatolia to the whole world by the ONE Association, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Metropolitan Municipalities of Gaziantep, Hatay, Kahramanmaraş and Şanlıurfa.

Elif Çoban was deemed worthy of the “Entrepreneurial Businesswoman of the Year Award” at the award ceremony organized by the Antalya Business Women's Association (ANTIKAD) on March 8, Women's Day.

Elif Çoban was ranked 28th in the "50 Most Powerful Business Women" list by Fortune Magazine.

At the Crystal Apple Festival 2016, Luppo won the Silver Apple in the Digital, Online Film, Fast Consumption category with its “Luppo Love” campaign.

The R&D Center, which started operations in the Gaziantep facilities, has become one of the selected R&D centers in Turkey.
2017
The Boombastic brand was launched in February 2017 with 3 different new products.

The Perfect Lover Carlos app designed for Biscolata won the Golden Effie Award.

Şölen became the first company in the Turkish food industry to have a single legal entity and an R&D center in 2 different locations, with its R&D center located in Istanbul.
2018
"Ozmo Egg Heads", which is the first in the world to start mass production on a single production line, consisting of 6 different characters with chocolate on the outside and toys on the inside, was launched.

In the Crescents and Stars of Packaging Competition organized by the Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD), one of Turkey's most prestigious awards, where unique designs and applications are evaluated, Şölen Octavia's new Acetate Box, Cardboard Box and Bag designs were awarded the Competency Award in the Luxury Packaging category.

At the Platinum Global 100 Award Ceremony organized by Platin, one of Turkey's leading economy publications, Şölen was awarded the Industry 4.0 Special Award.

At Design Week Turkey, Turkey's most comprehensive design event, Şölen Istanbul Collection was deemed worthy of the Good Design Award in the field of product design.

Şölen was among the top 3 companies in the "Biscuit-Chocolate" category in the "Most Admired Companies of the Business World" survey conducted for 18 years by Capital, one of the most followed economy magazines in Turkey.
2019
Şölen was awarded the "Most Reputable Snack Company of the Year" award at The ONE Awards Integrated Marketing Awards organized in cooperation with Marketing Turkey and market research company AKADEMETRE.

Biscolata Mood was selected as the Top Cookie at The Snackie Awards, where the best snacks are selected by TODAY, one of the most read newspapers in America.
2020
Elif Çoban was ranked 16th in the list of “Turkey's 50 Most Powerful Business Women” prepared for the 10th time by Fortune Turkey, one of Turkey's most prestigious business magazines.

Şölen's first store Şölen Boutique opened its doors

Şölen was deemed worthy of the 'Excellence Award' at the TPM Awards 2020 organized by JIPM (Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance) for the Total Productive Maintenance system that it has been implementing in his Istanbul Silivri factory since 2014
2021
Şölen was ranked 6th in the “Patent Champion Companies” list announced within Turkey's Patent Report 2020 prepared by Patent Effect and became the patent champion in the category of chocolate, confectionery and bakery products.

The Boombastic Youth Internship Program was launched in order to contribute to the career journeys of young people.

Şölen was ranked 54th in the Candy Industry Top 100 list.
2022
Corporate social responsibility activities were brought together under the umbrella of the “Goodness Feast”.

Elif Çoban, CEO of Şölen, was ranked 22nd in the “50 Most Powerful Business Women” list prepared by Fortune Turkey Magazine.