Turkey’s Ipek Kagit Tissue has successfully started up a new Forte line at its Yalova plant.
The move is part of the company’s expansion plan to become a regional powerhouse in the international market.
Supplied by PCMC Italia, the Forte line will convert high-quality two and three-ply toilet rolls and kitchen towels at high speeds. The rewinding concept is based on a precise winding technology and includes features such as the sectional web tensioning control.
Ipek Kagit manufactures products for the consumer and AfH markets such as kitchen towel, bathroom tissue, hanky, hand towel, industrial towel and toilet roll, napkins.
Founded in 1969 to provide Turkish consumers with modern tissue paper products, it produces consumer brands such as Selpak, Solo, Silen and Servis as well as the AfH brand Selpak Professional for the fast growing tourism catering and institutional customer segments.
Ipek Kağıt is headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey and employs 860 people. It has manufacturing operations in three locations: Yalova, Turkey (tissue production and converting), Manisa, Turkey (converting) and Almaty, Kazakhstan (converting).
Already exporting to 50 countries, the company is now focusing on increasing its international sales fourfold and doubling its total revenue in the next five years through investments in production, technology and marketing.
Ipek Kagit is part of Eczacibasi Group which operates in businesses of building materials, healthcare and consumer products as well as finance, information technology, welding technology, mining and property development and facility management.