The high-seas adventure of the triumphant innovation-leader Viking Pulp and Paper Mill Co., starts with the establishment of the first private paper mill company of Turkey in Aliga, Izmir. Ground-breaking since day one, Viking Pulp won a name for itself all around Turkey with the motto “Innovation and Difference to Delight Consumers.” Henceforth, in 1971, Viking Pulp set out on manufacturing single-sided and glazed wrapping, printing and laminating paper with 13,500 ton/year capacity.
Introducer of the novelty products to the Turkish consumers, Viking Pulp and Paper Mill Co., in 1982 boarded one of the pioneer ventures of Turkey, Yasar Group.
Viking Pulp proved its devotion to quality in 2009, by acquiring certification from a foreign entity of ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System: another first achieved in Turkish Sanitary Paper Industry. Striving to be worthy of its customers, Viking Pulp sought to delight them further with transcendent quality approach, revised its Quality Certificate with the ISO 9001: 2000 QMS in 2003.
Viking Pulp and Paper Mill Co. bears the responsibility of leaving a more sustainable and livable future for the coming generations with utmost sensitivity. Hence, in addition to its Waste-paper Processing Plant and Chemical Treatment Plant Viking Pulp put into service its Biological Treatment Plant in 2007. In 1999, with 2nd Paper Machinery investment, Viking Pulp increased its capacity to 45,000 ton/year, and furthermore, at the start of 2003, it completely renovated its Tissue Paper Converting Machine, strengthening its Eco-friendly approach.
To meet the challenge of the rapid growth in the sector and its own rapid growth in the sector itself, naturally the need to increase the investments arose for Viking Pulp and Paper Mill Co. Thereupon, 2nd Roll Production Line was put in service in the second half of 2007. This last investment facilitated a 120 % capacity increase in the roll product group, causing an immense increase in the productivity.
Viking Pulp and Paper Mill Co. seek to increase its brand power every day by offering more and better quality products to its customers.
In 1984, enjoying Yasar Group’s devotion to development, Viking Pulp extended its investment, and with this investment its capacity reached 20,250 ton/year. In 1994, went public with 31.5 % of its shares, 68.5 % shares was held by Yasar Group. Viking Pulp and Paper Mill Co. is still the only sector in the sanitary papers sector open to the public. And now its yearly capacity is 43,000 ton.
In 2012, the Calendering Line investment provided much softer paper, and also new jumbo machine investment increased the production capacity in Away-From-Home products.
Viking Pulp and Paper is growing every day in the manufacture and semi-manufacture areas since 1996, both in the domestic and the foreign markets.
Several established brands, like Premia, Lily, Senso and Select appear in Viking Pulp’s product portfolio. Viking’s market position is supported by using correct brand identities and product range that reach different consumer groups and sales channels, as a result consumers embrace these brands and so Viking continues delivering the firsts.
Milestones in the sector
From past to present, Viking Pulp has always been a company of difference through the firsts achieved in the market. Innovative thrusts to create value in the sector manifested in the history of Viking as a chain of endless success. This is a source of pride for Viking Pulp and Paper Mill Co.
>> The first private sector Paper Mill in Turkey.
>> The first deinking facility in Turkey.
>> The first biological treatment plant in Turkey.
>> The first cotton fiber added toilet paper in Turkey.
>> The first three-ply toilet paper in Turkey.
>> The first paper towel in Turkey that contains Aloe Vera.
>> The first elective sheeted paper tower in Turkey.
>> The first boxed napkin and towel in Turkey.
>> The first high-intensity polyethylene in Turkey.
>> The first ISO 9001 certificated Paper Mill in Turkey.