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A total of 82 projects in five categories competed in the 2015 Stars of the Year Awards, which honours successful projects implemented by Yıldız Holding employees. The 15 projects that were shortlisted provided a cost advantage to Yıldız Holding reaching nearly 60 million USD in 2015.

The following projects evaluated by the expert and principal panel comprised of Yıldız Holding Executives and voted for by employees won the grand awards: “9 Kat Tat Cube Wafers” in the Contribution to Growth category; “Mobiliz.Biz” in the Innovation category; “Halley” in the Cost Advantage category; “, “Yıldız Energy Movement on the Road to Excellence” in the Operational Excellence category; and, “Climate Change at Ülker Chocolate Topkapı” in the Values category.


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A total of 136 innovative projects competed in the 2014 Stars of the Year Awards. Presented in five categories, the awards made a financial contribution to Yıldız Holding reaching nearly 45 million USD in 2014.

In the 2014 awards, team projects were evaluated and a total of five grand prizes were awarded. The Stars of the Year competition received 136 project applications in total. As a result of the shortlisted projects by the panel and employee votes, the following projects were recognised: “Ülker Saklıköy” in the Contribution to Growth category; Pasifik Gıda’s “B.I.Z.” project in the Values category; “O’lala” in the Innovation category; Azmüsebat’s “35% Steel Efficiency” project in the Cost Advantage category; and, Ülker Çikolata “Integral Excellence” project in the Operational Excellence category.


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The 2013 Stars of the Year competition was open to projects that were implemented. A total of five grand awards and one special award were presented. Out of the 125 projects that competed, 15 projects were shortlisted. These projects made a contribution of around 7 million USD to Yıldız Holding.

As a result of the panel’s evaluations and internal voting, the winning projects were: Hüner Pazarlama’s “In-Store Excellence” in the Contribution to Growth category; Sabri Ülker Food Research Foundation’s “Balanced Nutrition” project in the Values category; “Ülker Laviva” in the Innovation category; Şok Market’s “Mixed Loading Model” project in the Cost Advantage category; and, Pasifik Pazarlama’s “Orders, Delivery, Regulation and Exposure” project in the Operational Excellence category. The Jury Special Award went to Kümaş for its project “Pilot Plant and Industrial Scale for Magnesite Ore Enrichment Using Chemical Methods”.


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In the fifth year of the Stars of the Year, best practices developed by employees in Yıldız Holding and its affiliates competed for the awards. A total of 37 projects applied for the awards; 5 grand awards and 2 special awards were presented to the winners.

The following projects won the grand prize in the relevant categories: Bizim Toptan’s CRM project in the Contribution to Growth category; the “Eurex Alimentare Tempo de Lala Band Campaign” in the Values category; Ülker’s “Metrocycle” in the Innovation category; Şok Market’s “Information Systems Integration” project in the Cost Advantage category; and, Ak Gıda’s “Anaerobic Refining Project” project in the Operational Excellence category. This year’s Jury Special Award went to Teközel for the Best Values Launch, while Örgen Gıda won the Food Safety Special Award.


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A total of 45 projects competed in the fourth year of the Stars of the Year. The following projects won in the respective categories: the Human Resources Department and Sales Team for their “Sales Rep Recruitment Process” project in the Values category; Farmamak Polterm’s “C-PET Food Containers Resistant to -40°C and 200°C” Innovation category; CCC’s “Big Pack” project in the Contribution to Growth category; and, Ülker International Marketing’s “360 Ramadan MENA” project in the Cost Advantage category.