Longstanding family firms create joint venture company

July 3, 2024

Longstanding family firms create joint venture company

Two longstanding family firms, with over 245 years combined trading, join hands in a joint venture company in Turkey

The Smith Anderson Group from the UK, which has over 164 years of experience in Paper Making and Bag Making, and the Apa Group from Turkey, which dominated the sheet and web offset Printing Market since 1942, before entering paper bag production in recent years, have joined forces to create a modern, efficient Paper Bag Production business in Turkey.

Both companies have the same passion for assured supply and customer satisfaction and have grown successfully across many family generations by their ability to innovate, invest and diversify.
Ercan Apa, Managing Director of the Apa Group expressed enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, “We are thrilled about the prospect of partnering with Smith Anderson. This dynamic venture goes beyond establishing a Paper Bag Production business; it signifies our commitment to building a tradition of innovation, trust and customer satisfaction.”

Keith Verden-Anderson, the Managing Director of Smith Anderson responded, “We are delighted to have this opportunity to partner with the Apa Group as this company shares the same beliefs as us in terms of integrity, excellent customer service, great quality at competitive prices. This also expands our production capabilities in both volume and product offering.”