Turkish Packaging Company PrintPark Becomes New Member of Global Packaging Alliance (GPA)

March 13, 2019 Off By Sebastian Reisig

The Turkish packaging manufacturer PrintPark is a new member of the Global Packaging Alliance (GPA). The global alliance now unites nine independent packaging companies under its roof with the aim of enabling uniform brand presences for FMCG market leaders worldwide. The latest expansion is not only an opening towards the Bosporus, but also offers the GPA a presence with a view to the strategically important markets in the MENA region.

“With PrintPark, we are pleased to expand GPA’s position in the rapidly growing Turkish market,” says Hans-Christian Bestehorn, spokesman and founding member of GPA and managing partner of rlc I packaging group. “The inclusion of PrintPark in the alliance will benefit above all brand manufacturers who want to realize a harmonized brand presence for their products with a partner in Turkey that produces packaging with high global standards. PrintPark fits in particularly well with the GPA in terms of technology, as the modern technologies used already meet the high technological standards for added value packaging of other GPA members,” explains Bestehorn.

PrintPark is a premium manufacturer of folding cartons. The Istanbul-based company’s production and processes meet the highest international quality standards. Ferit Dansik, Managing Partner of PrintPark, is particularly pleased with the global exchange: “As part of the GPA, we especially benefit from the wide know-how and experience of the other members,” he explains. Founded in 1974, PrintPark supplies the beauty & cosmetics, confectionary and drinks/spirits industries with high-end packaging products.

With the addition of PrintPark (www.printpark.com), the GPA is expanding its network to include a presence in an emerging market: Turkey’s packaging industry recorded a significant foreign trade surplus last year. According to the Turkish Manufacturer’s Association (ASD), the volume of foreign trade grew to 539 million US dollars in the first half of 2018 alone – a year-on-year increase of around eight percent in the volume of export goods.

The GPA has already gained experience with the admission of members in emerging markets: in 2018 the Chinese premium folding carton manufacturer ZRP Printing &Packaging joined the network for instance. The GPA, which today consists of nine independent members, enables international FMCG market leaders to build and maintain a globally uniform brand presence through harmonized and efficient packaging management. International brand owners benefit from the broad GPA network and the member companies’ proximity to local markets.

The Global Packaging Alliance is an association of nine independent, globally active, medium-sized companies with members on all continents. These include: 

•        rlc | packaging group – Hanover, Germany, Poland and Switzerland 

•        Diamond Packaging – Rochester/New York, USA

•        Gonçalves SA Indústria Gráfica – São Paolo, Brazil and Mexico

•        Polygrafoformlenie – Flexo – St. Petersburg, Russia

•        Kumar Printers – Gurgaon, India

•        Masterpack – Johannesburg, South Africa

•        Samwon Printing – Gimpo, South Korea

•        ZRP Printing and Packaging – Zhong Shan, China 

•        PrintPark Ofset ve Ambalaj – Istanbul, Turkey

The focus of the GPA members is on innovative and high-quality packaging made of sustainable material such as cardboard and other complementary substrates.

The GPA members guarantee uniform quality and production standards and help international brand owners to achieve a globally consistent brand presence. 

The network’s customers include companies such as Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, L’Oréal and Unilever.