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About Us

Established by the Kervan Gida family, in 1998 our soft candy brand Bebeto was born. We have more than 25 years’ experience in the confectionery manufacturing sector and we’re proud to export to over 90 countries. Our delicious Bebeto soft candy sweets are packed full of fun flavours and tempting tastes for the whole family.

Kervan History

1995

Kervan Gida began producing chewing gum under the Keloğlan brand.

1998

Soft candy was put into production and the Bebeto brand was born.

2005

Due to its increased production capacity, Kervan Gida began producing private label products. The first cooperation was conducted with the chewing gum brand Wrigley.

2007

A cooperation agreement was signed with Frito Lay, the American subsidiary of PepsiCo.

2008

Kervan Gida received the BRC Food certification, recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative as a qualification in hygiene, food safety and quality management systems.

2010

Kervan Gida took its biggest step in export and branding to date by involving itself with TURQUALITY® - an ambitious project aimed at bringing quality Turkish concepts together initiated by the Turkish Government, Ministry of Economy, Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM), and Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters’ Association (ITKIB).

2012

The first over-seas office was established in the USA.

2014

Bebeto gained the promotional brand license for Candy Crush, the popular game played all over the word.

2015

The UK office was established, helping to secure Kervan Gida’s global position in the sugar confectionery market.

2015

The first marshmallow line of production was established.

2015

Following global trends, Bebeto launched the multi-packaged Fruit Strings brand including vitamins A, E and C.

2015

The Akaş factory in Manisa, Turkey was acquired which took over the production of jelly candy.

2015

Bebeto products started selling at One Stop, one of the UK's most important market chains

2016

Bebeto Fruit Strings (7 Day Pack) was voted ‘Product of The Year UK’ in the Kids Confectionery Category in association with ‘Product of The Year’, the UK’s largest consumer survey of product innovation, of which 10,000+ shoppers vote each year.
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2016

The Research and Development team of Kervan Gıda created a popcorn flavour that could be combined with marshmallows, and thereafter Bebeto launched their well-received Cornmallow product to the market.

2017

Believing in the power of localisation in respective markets, Kervan Gıda bought Dexters, a local soft candy brand in the UK.

2017

We invest in new gummy production lines

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2017

Leading with the Bebeto brand, Kervan Gıda increased its capacity, exporting to 90 countries’.

2017

New investments were made in jelly production to increase its capacity.

2017

Kervan Gıda became the biggest soft candy producer and exporter of Turkey.

2017

As a result of the market success of Bebeto marshmallow products, the brand established a second marshmallow line.

2017

We become the largest sugar confectionery producer & exporter in TR

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2020

We launch a range of Vegan Approved licorice lines

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2020

We celebrate 25 years of business and further invest in production

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2021

We become publicly traded on the Turkish Stock Exchange

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2021

We acquire Grupa Otmuchów our first purchase post-IPO

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