Çiçekçiler Birliği Dış Ticaret A.Ş. (Çiçek A.Ş.) was set up in Antalya and named as sectoral foreign trade company in 1997 as a corporate company with privileges by the Turkish Ministry of Economy. Cut flowers grower and exporter member companies initiated the “Development of Clustering Policies Project”. Within the scope of this Project, member companies are jointly producing and exporting carnations and new cut flower varieties to the Royal FloraHolland and Veiling Rhein-Maas auctions.
The Project aims to:
Member companies also invested in a logistics centre with a packing area and three cold storage rooms. As of September 2018, Çiçek A.Ş. provides logistics services in this centre not only for members’ products but also for the products of other growers and suppliers in the horticultural sector.
Çiçek A.Ş. established a brand name, Turkish Flower Group – TFG to increase the brand value and recognition of Turkish cut flower sector at the international level. Seven leaves on the logo represent the founding partner companies of the project while leaves growing towards outside symbolizes traces of our past and projected growth in our future.
Cooperation between Turkish Flower Group and Royal FloraHolland reached a higher level with the “Letter of Intent” signed by Royal FloraHolland, Çiçek A.Ş. and Central Anatolian Exporters Union in October 2017 with the attendance of the Minister of Economy. By signing the “Letter of Intent” all parties committed themselves to the project aims stated above.