our journey

The pladis story began when the families of McVitie’s, Godiva and Ulker each started making the sweet and savoury treats they would later become famous for.  The success of each family in creating products that people everywhere could enjoy, helped the brands grow into icons with large portfolios of sweet and savoury treats. When the Ulker family expanded their group of companies, Yildiz Holding, through the international acquisitions of Godiva Chocolatier (2008), DeMet’s Candy Company (2014) and United Biscuits (2014), they brought together the family businesses that would become pladis.

In 2016, Yildiz Holding embarked on a remarkable journey to transform its consumer food businesses and created a new global industry leader: and so pladis was born, combining 350 years of family brand heritage.

Named after the ‘Pleiades’ constellation, a group of seven stars visible from anywhere on earth, pladis retains the values and beliefs of the Ulker family; honesty, integrity, passion. As pladis we set out each and every day to promise happiness to the world with every bite.

pladis products reach approximately 4 billion people worldwide. Our operations in over 120 countries, delight consumers with products in sweet and savory biscuits, wafer, cake, chocolate, gum and candy categories. With annual revenues of US$5.2 billion, pladis has 34 factories in 13 countries and employs 26,000 people.

We recently launched our Global Winning Traits & Behaviours which are the fundamental attitudes, mindset and behaviours we look for in all colleagues:

Purpose-led – energised by our promise to deliver happiness to the world with every bite
Agile – ever-evolving, never satisfied and never standing still
Collaborative – willing to work with others for mutual success, inclusiveness and transparency
Resilient – quick to adapt to change, willing to learn and persistent in the face of setbacks
Positive – self-motivated, optimistic, courageous, and inspiring

Could you be the next star in the pladis constellation? To find out more about a career at pladis search our current job opportunities.