1941 – We started as an import-export company in Istanbul. We imported photographic films and blueprint papers from Europe and distributed these products in Turkey.
1979 – We became a joint stock company. We became a manufacturer. We started producing cardboard bobbins at our first factory located in the East Industrial Zone at Yenibosna.
1983 – We started producing hygienic disposable materials. We produced the first locally made baby diapers of Turkey under the brand name Popifiks.
1984 – We moved to our factory situated on Yenibosna, 29 Ekim Street.
1985 – We produced the first locally made hygienic pads for women under the brand name Lilafiks.
1988 – We produced the first locally made wet wipes under the brand name Popifiks.
1988 - The same year we produced the first locally made adult diapers under the brand name Popifiks Naturel.
1999 – Turkey met with the concept of “absorbant food pads” or “soaker pads” for meat & chicken & fruit & fish products”. We opened an era of food safety in Turkish Industrial History. The first food pads were produced under the brand name: PILPED. In the following years, the usage of this product became mandatory by law thanks to our efforts. Today we own machines that produce 7 different types of absorbent pads. Our production is supervised by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs. We are the biggest manufacturer of this sector in Turkey.
2011 - we took the first step once again. We started to produce napkins, runners, tablecloths and towels from the disposable hygienic "AIRLAID" (fabric paper) material that will provide convenience to the hotel-restaurant-catering sector with our strong brand : La Plume. Airlaid is an economical and comfortable product that offers the elegance of linen with its fabric texture and at the same time offers convenience of a disposable product.
Today, our machine park consists of 20 different napkin & table cloth machines. We can offer more than 20 different color options and 30 different sizes of AIRLAID products. We can apply your corporate names and logos on our products with FLEXO, FOIL PRESS and HOT PRESS systems.
Today, we work with the main major brands of hotels, restaurants, caterers and airlines nationally and internationally. We also export our products to more than 35 different countries in 4 different continents.
2014 - We started to produce Disposable Baby Bibs under La Plume brand
La Plume Disposable Baby Bib is a practical product for parents at home and abroad. We can personalize La Plume Disposable Baby Bib. We can apply your corporate name and logo on the product. Currently, you can find La Plume Disposable Baby Bib in many retail chain markets in Turkey.
2014 - We started producing high absorbency pads for fresh fish under the PILPEDforFISH brand. Especially during fresh fish shipments (which are mostly carried by airplanes), the icy water level in the styrofoam cooler containers must be kept at a certain level
All of our products are produced with the permission of the Ministry of Agriculture according to the HACCP principles. Tailor made high absorbency pads can be produced for the needs of fishery industry.
Today we continue our production in 3 main areas which are;
Disposable Table Top Products and Towels
Pilped Absorbant Fresh Food Pads (Meat, Poultry, Fish, Fruit)
Latis Maternity Pads, Latis Sterilized / Non Sterilized Absorbant Dressings
We serve to the hotel-restaurant-catering (hospitality), airline, retail, health and food industries. We distribute our products with our wide dealer network all over Turkey
But what makes us the most proud is to wave our flag abroad. With our quality products, our speed and our customer-focused approach, our exports are constantly improving. At present we export to more than 25 countries in 4 different continents.
Our targets are big. There’s little time. And so much work to do ...
Our experience, conveyed from generation to generation, teaches us two unique values:
To do your best for the country, for the world and for humanity! And once it has been promised to fulfill that promise at all costs!
In the end, being the pioneer of the industry requires: To do the first things, to be an example to the others and to put the hand under the stone!
Here we are working with the consciousness of this responsibility that our elders have been bearing to us since 1941 ...