FIRST IT GAVE "LIFE" TO ATATÜRK"
During the War of Independence, the Great Leader Atatürk, who had recovered his health by drinking mineral water brought from the Gazlı Lake in Afyonkarahisar, when he suffered from kidneys and he gave his own capital to plant a factory in Afyonkarahisar Gazlı Lake and donated it to the Red Crescent in Turkey to bring in money on October 17th 1926.
The Red Crescent in Turkey is honoured to protect this important trust for 92 years.
TODAY IT GIVES "HEALTH" TO WORLD
The Red Crescent, which has developed and raised the trust every day that it has received from Ataturk, contributes to both health and help with its four production lin in Afyonkarahisar and its newly opened factory in Erzincan. The Red Crescent mineral water, which is indispensable for health with its rich mineral content, is working to relieve human suffering no matter where in the world with the income that is derived from the sale.
"DRINK AND HELP SOMEONE"
All of the income of the Red Crescent mineral water is used for "goodness". Every income of the mineral water is used for the purchase of tents, blankets and food items for disaster victims, but it also provides an important resource for the help distributed during the year to the needer.
The Red Crescent of Turkey has no budget under any name from the state for assistance used for the needers. All benefits are financed by donations from benefactors and income from the sale of mineral water. In this context, every mineral water turns into a kind of favour for someone else. Every year, 1.100.000 people open the Red Crescent mineral water for benefaction.
"MEDALLED" MINERAL WATER
The use of mineral waters is based on ancient times with the history of mankind. Mineral waters which were used as a healing source in the period of Roman, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman Empires, starting from Phrygian living in Eskisehir-Afyon-Kütahya provinces between years B.C 700 and 1200, have being bottled by Red Crescent since 1926.
In 1932, in a contest held in London the Red Crescent was honored with the "Golden Medal" by being evaluated with the mineral content and quality.
NAME OF QUALITY AND SAFETY
In Red Crescent Mineral Water Enterprises,in accordance with the Regulation on Natural Mineral Waters dated 01.12.2004 and numbered 25657 of the T.R.Ministry of Health, the samples are taken by the Provincial Health Directorate for the 4 times of monitoring analysis and 1 time of audit analyzes and the analyzes are carried out in the Accredited Hygiene Laboratories by TURKAK (TAA). In addition to this, as long as the production is made in our procedure laboratories, all products are kept under control by making its physical, chemical and microbiological quality control analyzes every 15 minutes.
Kızılay Mineralli Su İşletmeleri is an establishment which has the most modern machines in the facilities active in our country and its region, its hygiene conditions are on the top, ruled by total sense of quality and certified these processes by TÜV Rheinland company with ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System, ISO9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System and Halal 22:2013.
To use Afyonkarahisar and Erzincan mineral water resources under the privilige Turkish Red Crescent to produce contemporary, reliable and modern facilities...
To remain number one in the sector by making no concessions from public health and social benefits...
The factory which produces plain, aromatic and fruity products, is one of the biggest mineral water factories of our country, Middle East and Balkans. The Red Crescent Mineral Water Establishment has been developed every year and its hourly production capacity has reached to 160.000 bottles and its annual production capacity has reached 600 million bottles. As of today, the Red Crescent Mineral Waters on the market presents the taste of nine different kinds of mineral water as well as plain mineral water.
Mineral water produced in the most modern mineral water factory in the present day,and for the first time in the Republic of Turkey has been purchased in the whole country for 92 years and in the last 18 years in Germany, Arabia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, France, Palestine, TRNC, Norway, Russia, Turkmenistan and Iraq.
The Red Crescent has made an important investment in increasing production capacity, offering new flavors to consumers and opening up to different markets. The Red Crescent, which bought Erzincan's world famous "Sour Water" with its basin, began production at a mineral water filling plant based on 16 thousand square meters and with the total cost of 50 million TRY.
The production line of the factory is featured with the machines by latest technology and equipment from German technology. The factory also has 60 tractor-trailered parking spaces in the open area. The facility, which has 11,000 square meters of closed area and 330,000 square meters of open space, was an important employment opportunity in Erzincan.
The Red Crescent which plans to produce 50,000 bottles of mineral water per hour, 450,000 per day, 14 million per month and 200 million bottles per year at its new plant will also become a global brand in Asia and the Middle East. Erzincan Sour Water, which attracts great acclaim from consumers, also becomes popular with its indispensable taste.