ISTANBUL - Flint Group has opened a new facility in the cosmopolitan district of Beylikduzu, in Istanbul, Turkey. This new 3800-square-meter manufacturing and distribution facility is located only 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.

Kim Melander, VP Sales EMEA & Global Strategy Paper & Board, commented, “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. 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, added, “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.”

The facility in Beylikduzu is currently up and running – producing and shipping products to packaging printers in Turkey and the Middle East.