Istanbul-based Doğan Holding is planning to build an integrated pulp and board mill in Turkey. The production site is said to house a board machine with a capacity of 500,000 tpy of folding boxboard (FBB) and a BCTMP (bleached thermo-mechanical pulp) fibre line. The investment would make the country self-sufficient in the supply of primary fibre-based board, the company said.
Turkey’s FBB demand stood at 300,000 t in 2021, and is expected to continue to grow rapidly, according to the company’s own studies. However, details on the amount of the possible investment, the time schedule or the location of the new site were not published.
Doğan Holding is currently not active in pulp and paper production. The group is represented by its subsidiary Doğan Dış Ticaret ve Mümessillik, which has been active in the paper and cardboard trade for almost 30 years and is the exclusive representative of several foreign paper and cardboard manufacturers.
Doğan Holding group also operates in the energy, fuel retail, finance, internet entertainment, industrial, automotive, retail, and other sectors.