Covid-19 Update

Dear Business partners,

We are closely monitoring the guidance of both local authorities and World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the coronavirus outbreak, which is a common agenda for all of us. We would like to inform you, our valued business partners, about the measures we have taken as well as about the current situation of our operations.
Our priority is to ensure the health of our colleagues and to ensure uninterrupted business continuity. At present, we can confirm that our operations are running as usual. We share with you some of the measures we have taken.

1- Actions implemented to ensure our employees’ health:

  • We have organized company-wide meetings and seminars to inform all our employees about epidemics, protection methods and all points that need attention. Communication will continue to provide updates
  • We have postponed all international business travel. In case of essential travel, we make sure that our employees work from home for 14 days when they return
  • We have postponed all non-essential visits to our factories. In case of essential visits and at shipping points, we provided the necessary information and we grant entrance permits upon health screenings.
  • In our production processes, we have increased the frequency of our screenings for the first registration and unloading stages
  • We have suspended physical meetings and trainings, and replaced these with conference calls
  • In order to minimize the risks of infection at work, we are increasing “social distance” in our offices and we are encouraging working from home while ensuring the continuity of our business
  • All offices and common areas as well as employee shuttles have been and will be disinfected and sterilized

2- Actions in place to mitigate business interruption and to maintain normal service

  • We are informing and giving directions to all our suppliers in light of the measures imposed by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization
  • We have further tightened the management of our warehouses to monitor availability of raw materials
  • We have placed additional orders of raw materials to have sufficient inventory to minimize possible delays
  • Our manufacturing operations are operating as usual and in accordance with increased hygiene procedures
  • Our lead times could be lengthened by a few days in certain cases due to delays in inbound and outbound transport. Due to this, there could also be increased transportation costs. Our teams are managing these situations on a case by case basis to minimize any impact
  • In case of a lockdown, as a company producing critical materials in food and non-food industry, we will ensure continuity in production to prevent a potential supply chain breakdown.

The circumstances are new and unique for all of us. We will monitor the situation continuously and with your valued support we will adapt to any future changes to minimize disruption. Please do not hesitate to contact your local Korozo contact, if you have any further questions.

We appreciate your support and cooperation and we wish you all healthy and safe days.

Sincerely,
Flip Lens
CEO

Korozo is up among the Stars of Packaging

Korozo is celebrating one Golden award with “Fresh Keeping Freezer Bag” and one Silver award with “Odour Blocker Garbage Bag” given in the 8th Packaging Stars event held by the Packaging Industrialists Association.

Korozo is First To Achieve Flexo Expert Certification

Korozo, Turkey's leading flexible packaging producer, has taken its place among world-leading suppliers by becoming the first printing plate company in Turkey and the EMEA region to achieve Flexo Expert Certification from Flint Group Flexographic Products.

Korozo - Making a Difference in Environmental Protection

Korozo is setting an example within the packaging industry by introducing new technology that filters and recycles the solvents found in printing inks. Corlu factory is making a significant difference, reducing solvent by-products by up to 2.200 tons per year through recycling. The plant also generates 60 per cent of its electricity needs on-site – another example of its commitment to a zero-waste policy that will have a lasting positive impact on the environment.

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Korozo is The Star At Export Awards

Turkey's leading flexible packaging manufacturer Korozo has won first prize in the Export Plastic Packaging category at the 2018 Export Stars Awards, organised by the Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters' Association.The award was presented to Selin Bahar Meşulam, Director of Korozo Non- Food Flexibles on behalf of the company.

Selin Bahar Meşulam, said that continuing investment by Korozo, one of the biggest packaging manufacturers in Europe and Middle East, had helped export its quality, reliable and innovative products to 88 countries.

She added: “Together with our sales and distribution offices in many parts of the world, we are able to rapidly supply our quality products to all our customers. We are continuing to invest to achieve our goal of a bigger share of the global market.”

KOROZO Received The Most Admired Company Award in Packaging Industry

A majestic award ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 30th, at Ritz-Carlton İstanbul to celebrate the winners of “The Most Admired Companies” survey of Capital Magazine, a prominent business and economy publication in Turkey. At the ceremony, our CEO Jeki Mizrahi received the first prize on behalf of KOROZO, the most admired packaging company in Turkey.

Hoping to achieve many more successful results together, we once again extend our thanks to all KOROZO family who have contributed to this award.

KOROZO Ranks Higher In Turkey’s Top 500 List

Korozo, Turkey's leading company in the flexible packaging industry, has risen 16 places to 145th in the Top 500 Industrial Enterprises list for 2018.

Thanks to ongoing investment, the packaging manufacturer has continued its upward trend in the list prepared by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry (ISO).

Recording net sales of 1,363,266,850 TL for 2018, Korozo is increasing its share of world markets by producing innovative, high quality, reliable and differentiating products, with the aim of being among the top 10 packaging manufacturers in Europe.

Highest Grade to the Largest in Europe

Korozo's factory in Çorlu which is the largest integrated packaging facility in Europe achieved a great success. The factory passed BRC IOP audit, conducted by the world's leading inspection organization SGS and received an AA degree again. With this degree, it is was once again officially registered that products produced for the food sector in Korozo’s Çorlu factory are safe and functional.
By pioneering the Turkish flexible packaing sector sector with innovation and through the continuous investments Korozo’s Çorlu Factory successfully passed BRC IOP audit conducted by world’s leading inspection, testing and certification organization SGS and certified with the highest degree of AA once again.
The companies who produce packaging and packaging materials need to take BRC IOP inspection. Therefore, companies can demonstrate their customers that they are producing safe, functional and legal products by obtaining a certificate of conformity to this standard.

 

Filip Lens appointed as the CEO of Korozo Group

Having served extensively in a variety of executive roles within leading companies of the global packaging industry, Filip Lens has become the new CEO of Korozo Group, the leading manufacturer of flexible packaging in Turkey.

Filip Lens, who has over ten years of experience in the packaging industry including his executive roles, has been appointed to serve as the CEO of Korozo Group with effect from September 30, 2019. Jeki Mizrahi, who has served as CEO for the last 39 years, is going to start serving as a board member at Korozo Group as of the same date.

Mr. Lens’ previous position was President of Operations at Bemis Europe, which had followed his role in Amcor Limited, a company operating in the packaging industry, for over 7 years. At Amcor, Mr. Lens served in executive roles in division management, strategy, sales and marketing as well as operations.


 

Korozo Group completes acquisition of Vitra NV and Creavit NV

 Korozo announces the successful completion of its acquisition of a majority stake in Vitra NV and Creavit NV (Rask).

Vitra/Creavit was founded in 1935 in Antwerp, Belgium, by the Laeremans family and is specialized primarily in film conversion for packaging applications in thin film packaging, labels on rolls and small sized bags. Vitra has been producing high quality packaging materials for a number of end use markets including bakery, confectionery, snacks, protein and beverages in its modern manufacturing facility in Antwerp equipped with both flexographic and rotogravure technologies. Creavit (Rask) is the high qualified in-house design and pre-press department of Vitra.

Since it was founded in 1973, Korozo has become one of Turkey’s leading industrial companies, manufacturing and selling flexible packaging and film products to more than 90 countries worldwide. The acquisition will take Korozo one step closer to becoming one of the top 10 packaging manufacturers in Europe.

Korozo Group Chief Executive Officer Filip Lens described the acquisition as “a significant milestone to become a global leader in the packaging industry.”

“We believe that the combined expertise, experience and diversity of our colleagues from different cultures and nations will make Korozo stronger and more agile. With footprint in Belgium, Korozo will be closer to its clients in Europe and enable to accelerate supply, offer faster after sales services, and if needed, develop contingency plans to deal with emergencies. I am confident that the acquisition will be beneficial both for Korozo and for our business partners, who we consider to be part of the Korozo family.” said Lens.

Korozo Group Member Vitrapack Wins Golden Award

Korozo Group member Vitrapack has won the EFTA Flexo Golden Award in the Technical Innovation in Flexo Printed with 7 Colours category (CMYK+Orange+Violet+Green), also known as an extended colour gamut.

Extended colour gamut is the most logical solution for the flexo industry where seven inks are always in the press and there is no need to change anilox or ink.

The technology provides greater design flexibility as the same job can be printed with virtually an unlimited number of colours which provides both cost and process efficiency.

Korozo Group Member Vitrapack Achieved G7 Master Facility Colorspace

Group member Vitrapack has achieved the most stringent level of G7 Master standard, G7 Master Facility Colorspace, which is a facility qualification provided by Idealliance, a global printing & packaging think-tank and leading developer of ISO standards & specifications.

With this achievement, Vitrapack proves that its knowledge, skills and graphic communications production complies with G7 methodology standards.

Breathable Backsheet

Korozo Breathable Backsheet can be printed in 6 different colors and produced with a weight ranging between 28 gsm to 65 gsm.  They are suitable for use in disposable overall, surgical gown and stretcher cover production. Breathable backsheets also have anti-static, sewable and waterproof qualities.

Breathable nonwoven PE and PP backsheets with a width of 1570 mm are laminated and backsheets with a width of 2100 mm are single layer PE.