Kazakhstan – Local T&T business in an area with modest papermaking focus

By Bill Burns, Senior consultant, Fisher International With a territory larger than Western Europe, Kazakhstan is the northern most of the five Central Asian countries that once numbered among the republics of the former Soviet Union. Sparsely populated, land-locked and located in a mountainous area lacking the forest resources to nurture strong paper making...

Kazakhstan: healthy growth and opportunities ahead in consumer tissue

By Svetlana Uduslivaia, head of tissue & hygiene industry, Euromonitor International  Although not as much in the spotlight as its larger neighbours Russia and China, Kazakhstan offers good opportunities for growth in consumer tissue. Generally a favourable environment to do business in and government efforts to encourage foreign investments have made the...

Karina poised to build on four years of 11% sales growth

When the Kazakhstan company first offered kitchen towels many years ago store buyers asked why they needed such wide toilet paper. It’s come a long way since then. Greg Grishchenko reports. In 1991, Kazakhstan’s split from the collapsing Soviet Union held many opportunities for the country’s tissue industry. With growing consumerism in one of the most...

İpek Kağıt set to double capacity at its Kazakhstan vantage point on Central Asia and Russia

By Helen Morris, TWM editor The Turkish tissue manufacturer went the extra miles to take advantage of a vast geographical region of economic and social potential. Here, TWM interviews Hamdi Yazıcı, Central Asia operations director, to get the latest. İpek Kağıt Kazakhstan is a fully owned subsidiary of İpek Kağıt and was established in 2006 to assist the...

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