Gulsan


Gaziantep, Turkey
www.gulsan-group.com
2012 Nonwovens Sales: $160 million
 
Key Personnel: Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films
 
Plants: Gaziantep, Turke and Cairo, Egypt
 
Processes: Spunbond
 
Major markets: Baby diapers, feminine hygiene, adult incontinence
 
New to this year’s top company report is Gulsan Nonwovens. The maker of spunbond nonwovens for hygiene applications is based in Gaziantep, Turkey and reportedly saw its sales hit €120 million ($160 million) in 2013.
 
The increase came on the heels of the company’s first foreign investment, a 4.2-meter, six-beam Reicofil 4 machine located in Cairo, Egypt. The new line, capable of making 20,000 tons of nonwovens came onstream in late 2012 and is expected to boost sales even further in 2013, according to Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films.
 
“The decision to invest in Egypt supports future growth in the industry and the region and reinforces the company’s position as one of the leading manufacturers of spunmelt materials in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa),” he says.
 
Within Turkey, Gulsan operates two high capacity spunbond lines capable of making about 45,000 tons of nonwovens per year. The first was built in 2004 and the second followed in 2011. Kuyucu says the company is strongly focused on hygiene.
 
“With our advanced technology and experience, we produce high quality, ultra lightweight and diversified nonwoven fabrics for use in baby diapers, adult incontinence and femcare applications,” he says.
 
Our entire building and production fields are designed to fully meet hygiene standards and produce in accordance with the EDANA norms. Our facilities are highly valued and approved by the global and local leading baby diaper manufacturers.
 
Gulsan, which prioritizes technology, quality and customer satisfaction has proven that it has the best service to baby diaper, adult incontinence and fem care industries in terms of its production capabilities and quality, Kuyucu says.
Gaziantep, Turkey
www.gulsan-group.com
2013 Nonwovens Sales: $180 million  

Key Personnel
Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films  

Plants
Gaziantep, Turkey and Cairo, Egypt  

Processes
Spunbond  

Major markets
Baby diapers, feminine hygiene, adult incontinence  

As it waits for its Egyptian investment to come onstream this fall, Guslan Nonwovens continues to report sales increases. In 2013, the company’s sales reached $180 million.

The company is currently putting the finishes touches on its first foreign investment, a 4.2-meter, six-beam Reicofil 4 machine located in Cairo, Egypt. The new line, capable of making 20,000 tons of nonwovens is expected to start up in October, according to Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager nonwovens and films.  

“The decision to invest in Egypt supports future growth in the industry and the region and reinforces the company’s position as one of the leading manufacturers of spunmelt materials in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa),” says Kuyucu.  

Within Turkey, Gulsan operates two high capacity spunbond lines capable of making about 45,000 tons of nonwovens per year. The first was built in 2004 and the second followed in 2011. Kuyucu says the company is strongly focused on hygiene.  

“With our advanced technology and experience, we produce high quality, ultra lightweight and diversified nonwoven fabrics for use in baby diapers, adult incontinence and femcare applications,” he says. “Our entire building and production fields are designed to fully meet hygiene standards and produce in accordance with the EDANA norms. Our facilities are highly valued and approved by the global and local leading baby diaper manufacturers.  

“Gulsan, which prioritizes technology, quality and customer satisfaction has proven that it has the best service to baby diaper, adult incontinence and fem care industries in terms of its production capabilities and quality,” Kuyucu says.
Gulsan Group
Gaziantep, Turkey
www.gulsan-group.com
2014 Nonwovens Sales: $175 million

Key Personnel

Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager, nonwovens and films  

Plants
Gaziantep, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt  

Processes
Spunbond  

Major markets
Baby diapers, feminine hygiene, adult incontinence  

In expansion mode is Turkish producer Gulsan Nonwovens. The maker of spunmelt nonwovens for hygiene applications recently completed its first foreign line, near Cairo, Egypt and has already pledged an expansion within its local market.

In December, Gulsan announced it would add a 20,000-ton spunmelt line in Turkey to support future growth and provide it with state-of-the-art technology. The line, a 4.2-meter six beam Reicofil 4+ nonwoven line, is set to be operational in December 2015 and will serve the hygiene and medical markets.

Once the new line is complete, Gulsan, which is based in Gaziantep, Turkey, will have a global capacity of 105,000 tons including a recently added 20,000-ton Egyptian line, which came onstream in October 2014.

At the time of the announcement, executives said the new investment decision for Turkey will support Gulsan’s future growth in the industry and in the region with highly sophisticated and up-to-date production technologies and reinforces the company’s position as one of the leading manufacturers of spunmelt materials in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

All of the company’s nonwovens are high quality, ultralightweight materials that are used in baby diapers, adult incontinence items and femcare applications.
Gaziantep, Turkey
www.gulsan-group.com
2015 Nonwovens Sales: $186 million


Key Personnel
Mehmet Kyucu, general manager, nonwovens and films

Plants
Gaziantep, Turkey; Cairo, Egypt

Processes
Spunbond

Major Markets
Baby diapers, feminine hygiene, adult incontinence


Gulsan, one of Turkey’s major nonwovens producers, reports its latest investment, a 20,000 ton spunmelt line, came onstream at its Gaziantep headquarters at the end of 2015. The 4.2-meter, six-beam Reicofil 4+ brought Gulsan’s global capacity to 105,000  tons and will largely serve the hygiene and medical markets.

“We invest in state-of-the-art technology and move to meet the requirements of the market and our customers,” says Mehmet Kuyucu, general manager, nonwovens and films. “Gulsan is fully committed to top quality and the utmost customer satisfaction with a focus on innovation.”

In October 2014, Gulsan completed its first foreign investment, a 20,000 ton Reicofil line near Cairo, Egypt. This new line supports Gulsan’s future growth in the industry and other regions and reinforces the company’s position as one of the leading manufacturers of spunmelt materials in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region.

Kuyucu would not comment on where or when Gulsan’s next investment would take place.

“Our strategy is to support Gulsan’s future growth in the industry and in the region with highly sophisticated and up-to-date production technologies to its business partners and reinforces the company’s position as one of the leading manufacturers of spunmelt  materials in EMEA region.”