Our History

 
  • Start of Polyethylene business
     

    Start of Polyethylene business

    In 1970, origin of Elif has started with trade of polyethylene resin.

  • Elif is established
     

    Elif is established

    Elif Plastik Ambalaj San. ve Tic. A.Ş. is established in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 28th, 1972. “Elif” is the first letter of the ancient alphabet and selected as the name of the company as it represents intelligence, leadership, partnership and innovation as well as cultural awareness and corporate passion of Elif.


    First extruder

    In 1972, following establishment of the company, first extruder has also started to work under the roof of Elif.

  • First printing machine.
     

    First printing machine.

    Elif added printing process into its packaging solutions with its first printing machine, PAVEMA. This machine is still kept and being exhibited in front of Elif’s R&D laboratories.

    First Bag

    After addition of the printing machine into the production line, Elif started to manufacture bags in 1975. The first bag was produced for the textile industry.
  • First factory
     

    First factory

    Elif moved its production facility to its first factory.
  • Expansion of Product Range
     

    Expansion of Product Range

    Elif produced its first packaging solutions for food industry. After addition of new printing and extruders in 1980, Elif also started manufacturing packaging solutions for consumer tissue sector.
  • Second factory
     

    Second factory

    Elif opened its second factory in 1990 to meet the growing demand from its customers.
  • First bag export
     

    First bag export

    Following its first export business (PE films) to Libya and Russia, Elif exported its first bags to Russia in 1991.
  • Third factory
     

    Third factory

    Elif opened the third factory in 1994 as the fastest growing company in the industry.
  • Investment for state of the art machines
     

    Investment for state of the art machines

    Elif started to revitalize its production line with state of the art machines in 1995.

    The fastest growing packaging company in Turkey

    Elif is honored as the Fastest Growing Company in Turkish Packaging Sector and ranked 12th among the 250 fastest growing companies in Turkish Industry between 1990 and 1995.

    1995 was also the first year that Elif took place in "500 Largest Industrial Enterprises of Turkey" list announced by Istanbul Chamber of Industry.
  • Elif among pioneers of Digital Plate Technology
     

    Elif among pioneers of Digital Plate Technology

    Elif was one of the global pioneers in digital plate technology in Flexo printing process to offer state of the art technology and high quality solutions to its customers.
  • Elif introducing its new, global benchmark factory
     

    Elif introducing its new, global benchmark factory

    Elif proved its visioneer approach once again by moving all of its facilities from three separate factories to its new, state-of-the-art, purpose-built factory of 110,000 m2 with 55,000 m2 closed area under one roof. The new factory of Elif is shown as one of the benchmark production facilities in the world with architecture of construction, infrastructure and high technology of production and scale.
  • Second phase re-organization
     

    Second phase re-organization

    After collecting all facilities under one roof in new factory, Elif consolidated operations of all factories in new plant and successfully completed second phase reorganization.
  • Certification of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 22000
     

    Certification of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 22000

    Elif continues achieving new certifications parallel to its sustainable development. In 2007, Elif have been awarded with ISO 14001 Environmental Management System, ISO 22000 Food Safety Management System and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management certificates.
  • Third phase of re-organization and the new logo
     

    Third phase of re-organization and the new logo

    Elif started third phase of re-organization with a new logotype and corporate vision. The new logo combines packaging intelligence, diversity and flexibility under Elif’s global corporate culture as well as its continuity in innovation and quality.
  • Elif became a member of SEDEX
     

    Elif became a member of SEDEX

    In 2010, Elif became a member of SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) which has more than 21,000 members globally. As a member of SEDEX, Elif is being audited periodically according to SMETA (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit) and assuring self improvements of his sustainability and ethical policies.
  • Elif is BRC/IoP accredited
     

    Elif is BRC/IoP accredited

    Elif is proud to announce that it has been awarded the BRC/IOP Global Technical Standard Grade A for Packaging and Packaging Materials certification demonstrating its continuous investments on comprehensive quality and hygiene management.
  • From “Elif Plastik” to “Elif”
     

    From “Elif Plastik” to “Elif”

    In 2012, Elif dropped “Plastik” from its brand name and started to use only “Elif”. This move from “Elif Plastik” to “Elif” is a clear remark standing for Elif’s global transformation prior to its third re-organization and 40.anniversary.

     

    Egypt investment

    Elif has officialized its globalization with a key stone investment for a new state-of-art factory in Egypt.

     

    New investments in Elif Istanbul plant

    Elif has increased capacity and capability of its printing and cutting operations with new investments in its benchmark factory located in Istanbul.

  • New investments in Elif Istanbul plant
     

    New investments in Elif Istanbul plant

    Elif has increased capacity and capability of its printing and cutting operations with new investments in its benchmark factory located in Istanbul.

     

    Egypt investment

    Elif has officialized its globalization with a key stone investment for a new state-of-art factory in Egypt.

     

     

    Elif ,realized a full scale SAP ERP system project by integrating all modules of SAP ERP program with its systems in one single project. With the “firsts” in SAP implementation, the tough & complicated project is shown as a benchmark project around the globe.

  • Elif introduced its new vision to the World: “Packaging for Life”
     

    Elif introduced its new vision to the World: “Packaging for Life”

    Elif’s packaging reaches millions of people all around the world every day, helping to create a happier and healthier life.

    The Company exists for People in every sphere of life.

    Elif’s business is “Packaging for Life”.

     

    Elif Holding

    Elif Holding A.Ş. has been established in order to realize the aimed rapid growth and progress under a more appropriate and more organizational structure. 

     

    Elif has been awarded ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation

    Elif is one of the first packaging companies, which awarded with the 2013 version of ISO/IEC 27001 Information Safety Management System Standard in Turkey.

 
 
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