Flint Group has opened new, 3,800-square-meter facility in the Beylikduzu Dstrict of Istanbul, Turkey.
This manufacturing and distribution facility is located 13 kilometers from the main container terminal on the European side of Turkey and is well-positioned for exports to surrounding markets in the Middle East.
With this facility, Flint Group can reduce lead times, resulting in improved service. Furthermore, customers will enjoy customized products suitable for the warm Middle Eastern climate.
“Flint Group’s Paper & Board business has been a local supplier in Turkey and the neighboring regions since 2008, and our team has been satisfying customers’ requirements with state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities and expert local service for nearly 10 years,” said Kim Melander, vice president of sales, EMEA & Global Strategy, Paper & Board. “This additional investment not only solidifies Flint Group’s dedication to the Turkish market, but also confirms our promise to grow together with its customers in this key emerging market.”
Krzysztof Struszczak, operations director, Packaging Inks Eastern Europe, adds, “The acquisition of this new facility was initially, and strategically, planned for Flint Group’s water-based Paper & Board business segment. However, it soon became clear that we should combine with other key segments supplying all needs of the packaging market from this one location. Today, Flint Group’s Narrow Web, Sheetfed, and Digital Solutions (Xeikon) businesses have joined Paper & Board in this single facility.”