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61 Packaging Industry Leaders Are Among Turkey's Biggest Companies

Annual "Turkey's Top and Second 500 Manufacturers / Producers 2016” research prepared by Istanbul Chamber of Industry is announced. A total of 61 packaging companies, 35 of which are Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) members, are placed on ISO top 500 and second 500 lists.

2016 results of the annual "Turkey's Top and Second 500 Manufacturers / Producers 2016”

research prepared by Turkey Chamber of Industry (ISO) are announced. A total of 61 companies from packaging industry, 35 of which are Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) members, are placed on the list. When the changes packaging industry went through on an annual basis are examined, it was seen that company number placed on ISO "Turkey's Top and Second 500 Manufacturers / Producers 2016” dropped from 56 to 61, their profit for the period increased by 54.22% and their export numbers increased by 9.84% while their employee numbers decreased approximately increased 13,65 %.

According to ASD's analyses, companies in packaging industry formed 3% of sales from production, 1.8% of profit for the period, 1.7% of exportation, and 2% of employees of all the companies listed in ISO top 500 and second 500 lists. When the packaging companies listed in ISO top 500 and second 500 lists are listed according to their material production groups, flexible packages were placed on top followed by paper-cardboard-corrugated board and glass packages. Zeki Saribekir, Head of ASD, evaluated ISO top 500 and second 500 list 2016 results and said, "ISO top 500 and second 500 list are a source of pride for us. As one of the few industries without any foreign deficit, packaging industry keeps growing with developing new technologies and products with added value. We increase our competitiveness through our exportation numbers that keep growing with each passing day. Export-import results in the first year of 2017 are yet another example for this. We managed to increase our export by %7 in the first year of 2017 when compared to the previous year and realized a total packaging exportation number of 844.916 tons. We decreased our import by 8% in amount and 6% in value and managed to obtain a foreign trade surplus of USD 407 million. As an industry, we should focus on R&D and move towards our 2023 goals. We all will work together to further increase the share of packaging industry has in in the ISO top 500 and second 500 list 2016 upcoming year.”