Uludağ Premium Natural Spring Water Analysis:
|Country of Origin:||Turkey|
|Region:||Marmara Region, Anatolia|
|Status:||Non-Member of the Fine Water Society|
Uludağ Premium Natural Spring Water’s source is located at an altitude of 1800 meter on Mount Uludağ and a 40 km long certified pipeline transports the spring water to Yenice bottling plant. State of the art equipment fills the single-use bottles at the plant after the bottles are washed with the spring water.
Uludağ Premium Natural Spring Water differentiates itself with the first self-adhesive label of the market that becomes more eye-catching on its minimalist and elegant bottle design. This shows the importance of innovation and design for Uludağ Beverages. The natural spring water comes in four different packaging types including 330 ml. and 750 ml. glass bottles as well as 400 ml. and 1 l. pet bottles.
The history of Uludağ Beverage starts with Uludağ Mineral Water, Turkish Inc. its former name being “Keşiş Dağı Mineral Water”, and lies back to 1870’s when three investors, one being French, started to think of producing natural sparkling mineral water. In 1912, the concession to process “Keşiş Dağı Mineral Water” was granted to Ibrahim Talat Pasha and Sıtkı Ulusu by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet Reşad Han. It was the first concession for processing mineral water in the Ottoman Empire period. In 1916, when the name of Mount Keşiş was changed to Mount Uludağ, the enterprise’s name was also changed to Uludağ Mineral Water.
In 1930, after Bursa-born insurer Yağcızade Mehmet Hakkı (Erbak) established the Nilüfer Gazoz Factory and started producing beverages with "Nilüfer" brand, the foundations were laid for Uludağ Beverage. Meanwhile, in 1931, President Atatürk gave the privilege to add ‘Turkish’ to the company’s name, becoming ‘Uludağ Mineral Water, Turkish Inc’. In 1933, Mehmet Hakkı Bey took over the right to manage Uludağ Mineral Water, Turkish Inc’ as a leaseholder and since 1958, all share certificates of the company have been held by Erbak family.
Today, Uludağ Beverage operates in both international and domestic markets, producing 7 categories of beverages with 13 sub-brands.