Our company’s founding can be traced back to the early 1700s, when Sieur Gabriel Pagy was empowered by the Chamber of Commerce of Marseilles to settle in Smyrna to survey trade to and from France by establishing a “comptoir” link between the French and Ottoman Empires. The first written evidence of our mother company is in an accounting book proudly in our possession and goes back to 1821 under the Pagy & Fils name. As our founder was selected by the chamber for his integrity, we honour this legacy in our current operation: 200 years since our start in 1821, our dedication to producing and exporting dried fruits of the highest quality has not changed.
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Sieur Gabriel Pagy is mandated by the Marseilles Chamber of Commerce to audit French merchants established in the Smyrna, one of the three trading cities of the Levant. He is chosen for his personal integrity. His son will establish his own trading company.
The business is passed down from father to son, evolving with time and adapting to the changing economic and political structures of the Empires, (by now Republics) trading mostly with Europe.
The Pagy family are repatriated to France during the Great Smyrna Fire in 1922. After spending 6 months in France, the youngest generation of Pagy’s, Pierre and his brother Raymond, return home to Turkey to find the burnt remains of the office. They revive the business with a single diamond found in a safe in the wreckage. Most historical documents from before the fire are lost, including the record book dated 1821 which the company currently bases its founding on.
The company struggles from such great losses into the 1930s, where Pierre Pagy & Fils, as it was then called, barely survives on the rent of a single warehouse.
Pierre’s sons Fernand and Raymond manage successful cotton trades acquiring and excellent worldwide reputation. The company has also become a prominent Dried Figs and Sultanas exporter, trading in dried fruits, as well as other foodstuffs.
Fernand’s son Guy joins the firm and develops both the company’s cotton trading and dried fruit processing. He modernises the company’s name to PAGYSA and establishes Nova Fruits International in 2003.
Guy’s son Guillaume takes over the business in the 2010’s and strengthens the company’s place in the world of dried fruit as a trustworthy supplier that deals in high quality products. Investments in processing and storage facilities means that Pagysa processes each Turkish Dried Fruit in a dedicated specialized site becoming the only packer to operate in this way.
The company strengthens it’s position as a leading Dried Fruit exporter, regularly sustains its spot in the TOP 500 Turkish Exporters and vows to become an essential supplier to the dried fruit industry with constantly improving products.
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Akdeniz Mah. Şehit Fethi Bey Cad. No:32/6-7
Pasaport 35210 Konak - İzmir
+ 90 (232) 441 06 06