CONTROL UNION (of Holland), ECOCERT (of France), SCHOUTEN Certification BV -RVA(of Holland)
EU, NOP .GMP+
Bionas Group originates from its founders’ family business dated back to 1920’s in a small farm in Anatolia. In 1950, family-owned Company made its first export from Turkey to Europe. Over the years, the Company has grown in a fully-fledged commodity trading house and gained the trust of its customers around Europe, the USA, Canada and Northern Africa.
As the Soviet Union was broken up and the Eastern Block started to restructure their economic resources, the opportunity to work with farmers arose since privatization of farms was realized. Romania has rich agricultural lands where a different variety of crops can be produced. By 1990, Bionas took its place in agricultural production and started to establish its links at Romania. By opening its first branch, good relations were set with local farmers in Romania and with Romanian Governmental Organizations to carry Agro Business there. Then by 1996 after doing good business in Romania Bionas decided to diversify to other countries and established its links within Ukraine and opened a company to search products for marketing. For long years of efforts in marketing of conventional products Bionas Group reached 1 million tons of conventional commodity trade volume in 2005.
After receiving good success in conventional products and seeing that the global need in Organic Products was increasing rapidly, by 2005 Bionas decided to enter marketing of Organic Crops. Also researches were carried out in Black sea Region of Turkey for organic grains & oil seeds, as requests from feed and crushing industry in Europe & USA were increasing.
Bionas has seen good opportunities in Russia, where a large scale of both conventional and organic farming was being processed. Bionas, having around 30 years of operations in Agro Business, carried out researches and started to look for organic agricultural fields in Romania, Ukraine and Russia. As a result, after working on the researches, Bionas decided to concentrate in Russia. It was working over three years to locate suitable fields and reliable farmers to start Certification Processes. Bionas has signed its first agreements to supply organic crops and since then, it became to be a commodity trading company specialized in organic products with a vision for sourcing and processing.
As of 2017 total organic projects cover around 45.000.- hectares in Russia to provide its customers with high quality and sustainable organic products, where possible volume of production will reach up to 145.000.- tons a year. Throughout the process, traceability can be assured by controlling the products from seed planting up to delivery to the customers.
Since then, a remarkable volume of sales through various contracts has been achieved for European, Canadian and USA markets.