In 1953 the Senocak family started a hazelnut trading company in Ordu, a port city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey. After the passing of the founder Ismet Senocak in 2017, his son, Cem Senocak, and his two grandsons, Ismet Yigit Senocak and Mert Senocak, continued the hazelnut trade as a 100% family owned company. The Senocak Company has been one of Turkeys largest exporter of hazelnuts since 1987.
Since formation, the company has been producing shelled hazelnuts and raw hazelnuts in its cracking unit. In 2006, the product line was extended to include roasted, blanched, diced, meal and paste hazelnuts in the new integrated unit.
The company holds various certifications including ISO 22000, BRC, UTZ/RAINFOREST ALLIANCE, IFS, Kosher and Halal certificates as well as the Ecocert Organic certification for the organic product line. The company is also a member of the Sedex and INC.
The factory has the capacity to produce 15000 tons of raw hazelnuts per year and 10000 tons of roasted, blanched, diced, meal and paste hazelnuts (combined) per year. The company continuously monitors and adjusts capacity to meet demand.
He was born in Ordu on 8 March 1938. Ismet ŞENOCAK, who was married and has two children, co-founded the "Hacivelioğullari Kolektif Şirketi" in 1953.
In 1964, he graduated from the Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences in Ankara.
Between 1965-1967, he served 2 years as a reserve officer in Tuzla/Istanbul. After completing his university life and military service, he returned to Ordu in March 1967 and joined the family business he had founded with his brothers and thus began his business life. In addition to his commercial life, he held various positions in the fields of education and politics. As the number of university graduates was very low at that time, he wanted to be useful to his city in the field of education and worked as an English teacher for 10 years. Until 7 September 1987, the company's name was "Hacivelioğlu Kolektif Şirketi". It was Ismet Senocak's decision that it became Şenocak Gida Findik Entegre Tur. Nak. Inş. San. Tic. Ltd. Şti.
Commodity Exchange President of the Ordu Chamber of Commerce.
28.11.1979 – 28.07.1983 - 1. Period
03.03.1992 - 06.10.1999 - 2. Period