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Lila Kağıt was established in 2006 with 100% Turkish capital to meet the hygienic cleaning paper needs of Turkiye and the world.

Lila Kağıt was established in 2006 with 100% Turkish capital to meet the hygienic cleaning paper needs of Turkiye and the world. With its annual paper production capacity of 271 thousand tons and its production facility spread over a total area of 300,000 m2, it is one of the largest roll paper producers in Europe and the Middle East among fully integrated facilities producing on the same campus in the sector.

Reaching its consumers at more than 80,000 points with its Sofia, Maylo, UltraBerrak, Nua brands and hygienic cleaning paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, tissue paper, handkerchiefs and napkins, Lila Kağıt exports semi-finished and finished products to more than 80 countries on 5 continents.

Lila Kağıt

Abdullah Öğücü
Founder

He was born in 1933 in Gaziantep. While continuing his primary school education, he started working with his father at the age of 7. In 1964, he founded Güneydoğu Yarn Company. He then moved to Istanbul and continued his career as a manager in Marmara Pamuklu Mensucat, which he founded in Corlu in 1984.

The entrepreneurship of Abdullah Öğücü, strengthened by the knowledge of his sons who completed their education abroad, continued with the investments of Yarn Dyehouse in 2004, Power Plant in 2005 and Lila Tissue Factory in 2006. He passed away in 2007 while he was the Chairman of the Board of Lila Kağıt.

1933-2007

Timeline

2023
2023

In addition to the existing Lila factory, investment work has begun to open the region’s first hygienic tissue paper production facility in Erzurum, Turkiye.

2022
2022

The new converting facility became operational with the aim of increasing its market share in branded products and exports in fast-moving consumption. More than 40% of the total produced roll paper could be processed in the converting facility and converting capacity of 120,000 tons/year was reached.

2022
2022

With the fourth paper production line TM4 reached a capacity of 271,000 tons/year.

2020
2020

With the third paper production line TM3 investment, the capacity increased to 205,000 tons/year.

2019
2019

It became the first institution in Turkiye to sign Lead Network’s ‘CEO Pledge’ protocol, which commits to increasing the number of female employees.

2016
2016

With the additional investment made in the converting line, the production capacity reached 100,000 tons/year.

 

2014
2014

The status of Export Leader was achieved in the paper, cardboard, packaging and stationery products category of the Istanbul Exporters Union.

 

2012
2012

The second paper production line TM2 was established and the total paper production capacity was increased to 140,000 tons/year. As a result of this investment, the way was paved for a significant increase in export levels in the following years.

2010
2010

The “first social responsibility project” of the tissue paper industry was implemented with the Maylo brand. By collaborating with the Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation, it was aimed to support TEGV with every Maylo product sold and to provide children with quality education. Within the scope of the project, the TEGV logo was placed on all Maylo packages.

2008
2008

FMCG production started. Sofia, Maylo, Ultra Berrak and Nua brands were launched.

2007
2007

The first production line TM1 in the paper industry was established. It started operations with a capacity of 70,000 tons/year.

2007
2007

The first production line TM1 in the paper industry was established. It started operations with a capacity of 70,000 tons/year.

2006
2006

In addition to the existing yarn and dyeing facility, investments have been started for the production of tissue paper, which is a different market. In order to carry out the production, marketing and sales processes in this field, Lila Kağıt Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. was established.

2004
2004

In line with the vision of self-sufficient, sustainable production, the power plant was established and the next year it started to produce the electricity, steam and hot water needed by the facility.

2002
2002

Lila Tekstil Boya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. was established for the purpose of yarn dyeing activities.

1984
1984

The organization, which started with a ginning and weaving business established in Gaziantep in 1930, continued with the sale of yarn and other textile products.

Vision

To be Turkiye’s leading tissue paper company, dynamic with its production and investments, groundbreaking with its business processes and practices, and sensitive to the environment and society with all its activities.

Mission

To provide corporate development that can bring its stakeholders to the highest level of knowledge, competence and prosperity, and to continuously add value to the sector and our country, and ultimately the nearby geography and the world, with a sustainable growth strategy.

Our Values

Family

We are a family. We add value to each other based on the principle of “respect for human” in our cooperation with our stakeholders.

Development

In line with our vision, we make learning continuous and evaluate opportunities in order to maximize our performance and create value.

Trust

We show all our stakeholders that we are fair with our consistent and stable behavior in our decisions and practices.

Quality

We understand our stakeholders and work with standards that fully meet their present and future needs, adding our creativity.

Responsibility

We embrace our business, institution, society and environment. We act within the framework of our rules and values.

Board of Directors

Orhan Öğücü
Chairman of the Board

He was born in Gaziantep in 1956. He completed his high school education in Gaziantep and his undergraduate education at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Manchester University.

Öğücü, who started his professional career at Güneydoğu İplik Sanayi, worked as a lecturer at METU Gaziantep campus between 1978 and 1980.

In 1984, he took part in the establishment of Marmara Pamuklu Mensucat and continued to work at the management level of the company until 2007. He has been serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2007, with the establishment of Lila Kağıt.

While he has been on the boards of directors of TOBB Paper Products Assembly and Pulp and Paper Industry Foundation in different periods, he is actively involved in the Board of Trustees of the Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation (TEGV) and the Board of Directors of the Voluntary Service Foundation (GHV).

Celal Öğücü
Vice Chairman of the Board

He was born in Gaziantep in 1958. He completed his high school education in Gaziantep and his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Manchester University. He returned to Turkey with a master’s degree in Polymer Chemistry.

He stepped into his professional business life in 1984 by taking part in the establishment of Marmara Pamuklu Mensucat. Öğücü, who took an active role in the establishment of the dyehouse business and power plant within the company and in the new investment processes in the paper field, has been serving as the Vice Chairman of the board since 2007.

While he has been at the management levels of many organizations such as Çorlu Businessmen and Industrialists Association (ÇİSAD), Çorlu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Turkish Family Business Association (Taider) and Rotary Club for many years, he is currently on the Board of Directors of the Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED). He continues his work as a member.

Aydın Öğücü
Board Member

He was born in Gaziantep in 1961. He completed his high school education in Gaziantep and his undergraduate education in Polymer Science Chemistry at Victoria University in England.

He stepped into his professional business life in 1984 by taking part in the establishment of Marmara Pamuklu Mensucat. Aydın Öğücü, who took an active role in the establishment of the dyehouse business and power plant within the company and in the new investment processes in the paper field, has been a Board Member of the Company since 2007.

While he was the former Chairman of the Board of the Turkish Family Business Association (TAİDER), he currently continues his work as an Advisory Board Member and is also an active member of TÜSİAD.

Cengiz Solakoğlu
Board Member

Born in Erzurum in 1943, Cengiz Solakoğlu graduated from the Istanbul Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences in 1964 and started his career as a salesperson at Beko Ticaret in 1967.

After serving as the General Manager of Beko T.A.Ş, Atılım A.Ş, he was appointed as the Vice President of Koç Holding Consumption Group. In addition to his current position, he was a member of Koç Holding Executive Board between 1996-1998. Cengiz Solakoğlu, who is among the Founders of the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkiye, has been on the Board of Directors of the Foundation since its foundation. Solakoğlu, who is still working as the Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors in many companies, is interested in the art of photography as an amateur.

Cengiz Solakoğlu, who founded CS Consultancy firm after his retirement, has served and continues to serve on the Board of Directors in leading companies of our country.

Yılmaz Bulut
Board Member

He completed his undergraduate education at Anadolu University, Department of Statistics. He started his career in 1991 at Arçelik A.Ş., a member of the Koç Group. He continued his professional life for 17 years in the Import, Production Planning, Logistics, Purchasing and Human Resources departments in Arçelik. Since 2008, he has been providing consultancy services in Management and Human Resources at his own company Artı Bir Consultancy.

He still carries out projects and provides consultancy services for the development of the Management Board Consultant and Human Resources processes in many companies. He voluntarily takes part in the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey.

Füsun Akkal Bozok
Independent Board Member

Füsun Akkal Bozok completed her academic education by receiving a bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Business Administration, a master’s degree from Boğaziçi University Faculty of Administrative Sciences, and a doctorate degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Business Administration. He started his career at Arthur Andersen auditing company.

He joined Koç Group in 1983 and first served as an Audit Specialist and Deputy Coordinator in the Audit and Financial Group department. He served as Audit and Financial Group Coordinator for 11 years, to which he was appointed in 1992. Akkal, who served as the Finance Group Director between 2003 and 2006, served as a Board Member at Yapı Kredi Bank from September 2004 until 2019. He is an independent board member of Ford-Otosan, TAT Gıda, Kocaer Çelik and Gözde Venture Capital. He taught Auditing and International Accounting at Koç University between 2006-2008 and at Sabancı University between 2008-2020. He is a member of TKYD, TİDE, Turkish Accounting Experts Association and Boğaziçi Alumni Association. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the 30% Club and mentor of the Women’s Association on the Board of Directors.

It has Capital Markets Board Advanced Level, Credit Rating, Corporate Governance Rating and Derivative Products licenses.

Mehmet Fatih Keresteci
Independent Board Member

Born in Diyarbakır in 1977, Keresteci completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Diyarbakır. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Economics (English) at Marmara University and his master’s degree in finance at the University of Birmingham. Keresteci, who focused on “financial crises in developing economies” throughout his education, had detailed studies on “early warning systems” in this context. These studies were published by reputable economics journals and served as a reference for official modeling.

Keresteci, who started his career as an economist, worked as a strategist, foreign exchange and derivatives processor, investment consultant and Treasury Sales Director at HSBC Bank, and most recently served as Deputy General Manager in the Global Markets team. DNG Consultancy, Research and Education Ltd., which he has owned since 2016. He provides consultancy services to large corporate companies in the fields of economy and finance, and serves as a member and advisor to the board of directors and executive committees. In this context, it has a well-known position in the sector in the fields of financial risk management, financial investment consultancy, company and financial restructuring, M&A activities, investment feasibility consultancy, management strategies consultancy and financial education. Keresteci also offers services within the scope of investment banking through Denon Partners, of which he is a founding partner.

Senior Management

Alp Öğücü
General Manager

He was born in 1983 in Gaziantep. After completing high school at Üsküdar American College, he graduated from Tufts University Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, he completed Entrepreneurship and Product Design minor programs.

He started his professional career in 2005 as a Project Engineer at Lila Kağıt. He has been serving as the General Manager since 2014.

He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation (TEGV), Member of the Audit Committee of the Health and Education Foundation (SEV) and Founding Member of Lions International 118-Y. He is also among the members of Lead Netwok, Sales Network, Yanındayiz Association and Turkish Corporate Governance Association.

Gökben Kaya
Production Investments and Projects Deputy General Manager
Kenan Telli
Purchasing and Planning Director
Işıl Tireli
Financial Affairs Director
Songül Öncel
Human Resources Director
Oytun Bostancı
Paper and Energy Director
Ali Sadak
Sales Director
Can Altıok
Export Group Manager
Burcu Öğücü Giritli
Marketing Group Manager
Çetin Karaca
Commercial Control and Pricing Group Manager

Board of Directors

Orhan Öğücü
Chairman of the Board

He was born in Gaziantep in 1956. He completed his high school education in Gaziantep and his undergraduate education at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Manchester University.

Öğücü, who started his professional career at Güneydoğu İplik Sanayi, worked as a lecturer at METU Gaziantep campus between 1978 and 1980.

In 1984, he took part in the establishment of Marmara Pamuklu Mensucat and continued to work at the management level of the company until 2007. He has been serving as the Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2007, with the establishment of Lila Kağıt.

While he has been on the boards of directors of TOBB Paper Products Assembly and Pulp and Paper Industry Foundation in different periods, he is actively involved in the Board of Trustees of the Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation (TEGV) and the Board of Directors of the Voluntary Service Foundation (GHV).

Celal Öğücü
Vice Chairman of the Board

He was born in Gaziantep in 1958. He completed his high school education in Gaziantep and his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at Manchester University. He returned to Turkey with a master’s degree in Polymer Chemistry.

He stepped into his professional business life in 1984 by taking part in the establishment of Marmara Pamuklu Mensucat. Öğücü, who took an active role in the establishment of the dyehouse business and power plant within the company and in the new investment processes in the paper field, has been serving as the Vice Chairman of the board since 2007.

While he has been at the management levels of many organizations such as Çorlu Businessmen and Industrialists Association (ÇİSAD), Çorlu Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Turkish Family Business Association (Taider) and Rotary Club for many years, he is currently on the Board of Directors of the Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TÜRKONFED). He continues his work as a member.

Aydın Öğücü
Board Member

He was born in Gaziantep in 1961. He completed his high school education in Gaziantep and his undergraduate education in Polymer Science Chemistry at Victoria University in England.

He stepped into his professional business life in 1984 by taking part in the establishment of Marmara Pamuklu Mensucat. Aydın Öğücü, who took an active role in the establishment of the dyehouse business and power plant within the company and in the new investment processes in the paper field, has been a Board Member of the Company since 2007.

While he was the former Chairman of the Board of the Turkish Family Business Association (TAİDER), he currently continues his work as an Advisory Board Member and is also an active member of TÜSİAD.

Cengiz Solakoğlu
Board Member

Born in Erzurum in 1943, Cengiz Solakoğlu graduated from the Istanbul Academy of Economic and Commercial Sciences in 1964 and started his career as a salesperson at Beko Ticaret in 1967.

After serving as the General Manager of Beko T.A.Ş, Atılım A.Ş, he was appointed as the Vice President of Koç Holding Consumption Group. In addition to his current position, he was a member of Koç Holding Executive Board between 1996-1998. Cengiz Solakoğlu, who is among the Founders of the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkiye, has been on the Board of Directors of the Foundation since its foundation. Solakoğlu, who is still working as the Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors in many companies, is interested in the art of photography as an amateur.

Cengiz Solakoğlu, who founded CS Consultancy firm after his retirement, has served and continues to serve on the Board of Directors in leading companies of our country.

Yılmaz Bulut
Board Member

He completed his undergraduate education at Anadolu University, Department of Statistics. He started his career in 1991 at Arçelik A.Ş., a member of the Koç Group. He continued his professional life for 17 years in the Import, Production Planning, Logistics, Purchasing and Human Resources departments in Arçelik. Since 2008, he has been providing consultancy services in Management and Human Resources at his own company Artı Bir Consultancy.

He still carries out projects and provides consultancy services for the development of the Management Board Consultant and Human Resources processes in many companies. He voluntarily takes part in the Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey.

Füsun Akkal Bozok
Independent Board Member

Füsun Akkal Bozok completed her academic education by receiving a bachelor’s degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Business Administration, a master’s degree from Boğaziçi University Faculty of Administrative Sciences, and a doctorate degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Business Administration. He started his career at Arthur Andersen auditing company.

He joined Koç Group in 1983 and first served as an Audit Specialist and Deputy Coordinator in the Audit and Financial Group department. He served as Audit and Financial Group Coordinator for 11 years, to which he was appointed in 1992. Akkal, who served as the Finance Group Director between 2003 and 2006, served as a Board Member at Yapı Kredi Bank from September 2004 until 2019. He is an independent board member of Ford-Otosan, TAT Gıda, Kocaer Çelik and Gözde Venture Capital. He taught Auditing and International Accounting at Koç University between 2006-2008 and at Sabancı University between 2008-2020. He is a member of TKYD, TİDE, Turkish Accounting Experts Association and Boğaziçi Alumni Association. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the 30% Club and mentor of the Women’s Association on the Board of Directors.

It has Capital Markets Board Advanced Level, Credit Rating, Corporate Governance Rating and Derivative Products licenses.

Mehmet Fatih Keresteci
Independent Board Member

Born in Diyarbakır in 1977, Keresteci completed his primary, secondary and high school education in Diyarbakır. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Economics (English) at Marmara University and his master’s degree in finance at the University of Birmingham. Keresteci, who focused on “financial crises in developing economies” throughout his education, had detailed studies on “early warning systems” in this context. These studies were published by reputable economics journals and served as a reference for official modeling.

Keresteci, who started his career as an economist, worked as a strategist, foreign exchange and derivatives processor, investment consultant and Treasury Sales Director at HSBC Bank, and most recently served as Deputy General Manager in the Global Markets team. DNG Consultancy, Research and Education Ltd., which he has owned since 2016. He provides consultancy services to large corporate companies in the fields of economy and finance, and serves as a member and advisor to the board of directors and executive committees. In this context, it has a well-known position in the sector in the fields of financial risk management, financial investment consultancy, company and financial restructuring, M&A activities, investment feasibility consultancy, management strategies consultancy and financial education. Keresteci also offers services within the scope of investment banking through Denon Partners, of which he is a founding partner.

Senior Management

Alp Öğücü
General Manager

He was born in 1983 in Gaziantep. After completing high school at Üsküdar American College, he graduated from Tufts University Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, he completed Entrepreneurship and Product Design minor programs.

He started his professional career in 2005 as a Project Engineer at Lila Kağıt. He has been serving as the General Manager since 2014.

He serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of the Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation (TEGV), Member of the Audit Committee of the Health and Education Foundation (SEV) and Founding Member of Lions International 118-Y. He is also among the members of Lead Netwok, Sales Network, Yanındayiz Association and Turkish Corporate Governance Association.

Gökben Kaya
Production Investments and Projects Deputy General Manager
Kenan Telli
Purchasing and Planning Director
Işıl Tireli
Financial Affairs Director
Songül Öncel
Human Resources Director
Oytun Bostancı
Paper and Energy Director
Ali Sadak
Sales Director
Can Altıok
Export Group Manager
Burcu Öğücü Giritli
Marketing Group Manager
Çetin Karaca
Commercial Control and Pricing Group Manager

Career

Our human resources policy is to provide all our employees with an innovative and modern working environment within the framework of diversity and inclusion. We support an egalitarian and free working life by placing active communication between employees, not hierarchy, at the focus of our work culture.

Our priority in all our factories and offices is occupational safety and the health of our employees. To ensure this, our Occupational Health and Safety unit regularly conducts inspections and provides trainings. Our head office, which we call Lila Green House, is designed to encourage the creativity of the employees and allow them to move.

Thanks to this design that prioritizes functionality, our employees can freely use alternative spaces in the office to create the most suitable working environment for them. Leed Platinum certified natural and recyclable materials are preferred in our office designed with an environmental awareness and supported by up-to-date technological infrastructure.

A peaceful working environment is offered to our employees with our living plants, contemporary and ergonomic furniture that carry nature to our work areas and reflect our belief in sustainability.

A colorful and lively business life, full of social events, seminars, trainings and social responsibility activities, leads both in our factories and in our head office.

Sports activities such as football and sailing clubs that continue outside of working hours are also a part of our business understanding. In our head office, we offer our employees a pleasant working life with our social areas, cafeteria and terrace area where our employees can spend their free time.

In my opinion, our wall is always open to the opinions and suggestions of our employees, and the suggestions we receive enable new activities to participate in our social life. Employees’ development and career planning are made through annual performance meetings, in which individual targets are also followed in line with the company goals.

In our company, a job evaluation system, independent of position / title, based on various measurements regarding the content of the job, is applied and job sizes are evaluated on a level basis.

With the fee system supporting this, our aim is;

• To evaluate in accordance with the size of the business and the structure of the sector with a competitive and fair perspective, which supports the strategies of our company,

• To create wage bands suitable for the job levels of the relevant role, taking into account the internal balances within the determined policies.

Open Positions

You can access our current job postings on our LinkedIn and Kariyer.net pages.

Life in Lila

Memberships

Öğücü family, the founder of Lila Kağıt, acts with the responsibility of bringing back some of what it earned from the society and adding value to the country’s economy. It supports various foundations and non-governmental organizations with the mission to add value to its stakeholders, the sector and our country, and ultimately to the world. In addition to Lila Kağıt’s corporate membership in these organizations, BoD members also take active roles individually.

  • Advertisers Association

  Corporate Member

  • Cellulose and Paper Foundation

  Institutional Member

  • ÇİSAD (Çorlu Business People and Industrialists Association)

  Corporate Member, Celal Öğücü Board Member

  • LEAD Network (Leading Executives Advancing Diversity)

  Corporate Member in Turkey and Global

  • PERYÖN (Turkey People Management Association)

  Corporate Member

  • PLAT (Private Label Association of Turkey)

  Corporate Member

  • Sales Network / CSO Club (Chief Sales Officer Club)

  Corporate Support

  • TAİDER (Turkey Association of Family Businesses)

  Corporate Member, Advisory Board Chairman Aydın Öğücü

  • TEGV (Turkey Education Volunteers Foundation)

  Alp Öğücü Board Member, Orhan Öğücü Board of Trustees Member

  • TKYD (Corporate Governance Association of Turkey)

  Corporate Member

  • TOBB (Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey) Paper and Paper Product Industry Council

  Vice Chairman Orhan Öğücü

  • TÜRKONFED (Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation)

  Corporate Member, Celal Öğücü Board Member

  • TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry and Business Association)

  Corporate Member

  • Volunteer Service Foundation

Institutional Supporter – Orhan Öğücü Board of Directors Vice President

  • Yanındayız

  Corporate Member