History

Aaron Sigala and his two brothers established Korab in Istanbul in 1912.

It quickly became one of the leading agency houses of Turkey, selling next to paper also textile yarns, photo machines, pens & pencils, and representing leading manufacturers mainly from central and Northern Europe. During the Second World War the company lost practically all representations and survived those years of hardship with many sacrifices.

In 1945, David Sigala (son of Aaron) and Guido Kornfilt joined the company and started specializing in mainly pulp and paper related activities, regaining some of the pre-war agencies and developing into Turkey’s leading agency in their field. Mario Kornfilt joined the company in 1974 and initiated the international expansion as of 1984.

Korab opened its first office outside Turkey in Geneva in 1986, followed by Gothenburg in 1990, Vancouver/USA in 1996 and Beijing in April 2012. The Korab Group has today reached about 500,000 tons of pulp and paper sales to 40 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa , USA and Latin America, employing 60 people in 5 offices.