Our Story

Our Story

If the roots are deep, you do not need to fear the wind” says an old Chinese proverb. The trees with the deepest roots are those that grow the highest. A tree that grows from strong roots becomes stronger. It spreads out; it constantly changes its horizon. And thereby gains new insights.

The roots of Artem Oliva go back a story began in 1960s, when two close friends Mustafa Candeger and Ali Naci Akman, who are also our grandfathers have come up with a dream idea: to create the purest extra virgin olive oil in a local mill with the combination of their passion and wide know-how on olives grown in Aegean Region where nestles on the coast of the Aegean Sea, an arm of the Mediterranean. This area is known to produce world’s finest quality olives and these two close friends simply wanted locals to experience the amazing sensation of tasting and using fresh, organic, 100% pure Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

During the following years, we have treated the graceful olives like a piece of art and the success of our products has built a strong reputation in the local market and encouraged us to expand our business to the worldwide.

Now, 60 years later, grandsons Can Candeger and Murat Akman, who are inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of their grandfathers, blends our tradition and passion with innovation by maintaining the heritage of the family.

We have committed ourselves to the ongoing responsibility for reinforcing, managing and developing our brand, Artem Oliva, in order to enhance their value. Our brand values are the foundation that ensures a path to a successful future for our businesses.

Beginning of the Story
First Drop of Liquid Gold
Local Success
Global Branding
All started with a dream of two close friends, “To create purest extra virgin olive oil…
First drop of their purest extra virgin olive oil comes out of the mill….
Their local success becomes famous within the city.
Story goes on…
Grandsons, after 60 years of hardwork of their elders, reshaping the brand, Artem Oliva.


What We Do


Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Our EVOO is obtained from olive fruit mechanically with careful handling & milling operations and it is certified to be ≤0.8% free acidity.


Virgin Olive Oil

Our VOO is obtained from olive fruit mechanically with careful handling and milling operations and it is certified to be ≤2.0% free acidity.

Discover Our Products

Table Olives

Pure quality Mediterranean olives are processed with natural ways and brought to your taste by Artem Oliva™. Please discover our table olives !


Client 6 (kosher)
Client 5 (non gmo)
Client 4 (halal)
Client 3 (fda)
Client 2 (iso 220002015)
Client 1 (iso 90012015)