Our founder, Dr. C. Tuna was born in 1923 in Edirne, Turkey, a city located on the Bulgaria border of Turkey.
Dr. C. Tuna, the 7th oldest of the nine children in his family. Nine siblings in the Tuna family were all motivated to learn as much as they could, which led them to graduate from 11 universities back in the first half of the 20th Century. In 1930, he started elementary school in Balıkpazarı, Edirne. After graduating from Haydarpasa High School in 1941, he had the chance to move to Germany to study in Goethe Medical School.
After he completed his education, he immediately returned back to his home town with a desire to serve his country. Until 1950, Dr. C. Tuna worked as the only lieutenant physician in Hadimkoy, Istanbul in the military and cured soldiers during the war period. In 1952, he established one of the first pharmaceutical factories in Turkey, Tege Pharmaceutical Factory, and entered into professional life. He formulated some of the first Turkish cough syrup, painkillers, burn ointment and cough tablet. With his great passion to work, he personally attended to every step of the development process especially into new formulations of his business. Simultaneously, Dr. C. Tuna established the first analysis laboratory in Turkey.
After expanding his company with passion for 22 years, he sold the shares of the company to an enterprise with foreign investment. Between 1977 and 1995, he imported raw materials for pharmaceutical products that were used in manual formulations in drug stores and sold these products to about 13.500 pharmacies all around Turkey. Simultaneously, he worked as a trustee for small and medium sized domestic drug companies. In 1998, he established Tanalize Cosmetics and soon the Farmasi brand.
Currently, Farmasi is producing more than 2000 different products including Dr. C. Tuna range, which is the medical series of the company where he served as the honorary president. Farmasi Cosmetics manufactures products in an integrated cosmetics factory located on a land more than 100.000m2. Our integrated factory not only produces bulk products but also manufactures most of its packaging in-house as well. Our state-of-the-art factory has a capacity of producing more than 1000 tons every day. Our factory consists of 6 different factories that can produce personal care products, wet wipes products, make-up products, perfume products, plastic packaging products and laminated tube products. This makes the factory an integrated facility. Through his 63 years of professional business life, Dr. C. Tuna had personal principles of loving his work, believing that people are the most valuable assets of a company, investing heavily on educating employees to create flawless business partners.
Dr. C. Tuna passed away in 2017 leaving behind an amazing company which primarily works hard to empower people, create innovative products, and contribute to humankind.