02/12/2020 | Ingredients

Gelita acquires majority stake in Turkish gelatine manufacturer

Gelita AG has acquired 65 % of the shares in the Turkish gelatine producer SelJel. With this joint venture, Gelita is further strengthening its position as the industry’s global leader. The remaining 35 % of the shares remain with the founding family Tezman, which will continue to manage the company.

With approximately 6,500 t of edible, pharmaceutical and technical gelatine, SelJel is the leading Turkish producer and supplies not only the national market but also international customers. The joint venture is part of Gelita’s growth strategy to meet the increasing demand for gelatine. The SelJel company, which currently employs around 220 people, was founded in 1961. In the early years, it focused on the production of technical gelatine. Since 2010, the product range has been expanded to include edible gelatine and later also pharmaceutical gelatine.