MARMARA was found by Engineer Hüseyin Kuru who had received an honourable service medal from the Turkish president Demirel, marking him as a special citizen of extra ordinary dedication. Hüseyin Kuru constructed MARMARA in 1980. His aim was to bring the Turkish population in Germany top quality, full variety Turkish products. Today, the MARMARA Group has developed into a commercial enterprise of European dimensions – with more than 200 employees at 4 sites. In addition to the company headquarters in Ratingen, the business also operates in Düsseldorf, Hannover and Frankfurt. The head office and central warehouse in Ratingen alone cover total floor space of over 15,000 square metres. In addition to its own range of products, the MARMARA Group also offers leading, popular products from the Turkish food industry. The MARMARA Group is also the exclusive distribution partner in Europe for major Turkish companies such as TAT, AROMA, YUDUM, LOKMAS and EVYAP (Arko & Duru). As well as the large assortment of dry goods, which includes over 2,000 products, MARMARA is also a highly reliable supplier of fruit and vegetables. In Düsseldorf, Hannover and Frankfurt the companies of the MARMARA Group are represented at the respective wholesale markets with their complete product range. The MARMARA Group's optimally structured distribution operation and excellent logistics facilitate the reliable supply of all Central European countries. The Group's distribution network is expanding constantly; in addition to Germany, currently it is also covering France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Scandinavia, Great Britain and Eastern European countries.