Korab International recognized major distributor for Ilim Trading in Asia

We are  pleased to announce that Korab International and Ilim Trading have taken another step forward to enhance their long-term trusted partnership relations. In January 2017, the parties declared their continuous business cooperation at Asian markets and Ilim Trading recognized Korab International as its major distributor for Containerboard in Philippines and Sack Kraft in Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and China, produced by Ilim Group.

ilim-logonew-en-1Ilim Group is the largest pulp and paper company in Russia with its headquarters located in St Petersburg. The company’s business assets in the Arkhangelsk, Irkutsk, Leningrad and Moscow regions are the largest pulp and paper mills in the Russian forest industry accounting for more than 75% of the total pulp production and 20% of the board production in Russia. The total annual pulp and paper production volume of Ilim Group is over 3 million tons. With 17 thousand employees, the priorities of the company include customer needs, advantaged technologies, effectiveness, people development, reduction of environmental impact, industrial safety and social responsibility.

RockTenn & Korab Event in Istanbul

To express our joint commitment to customers in the Turkish Market, RockTenn and Korab organised an event at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Istanbul on the 7th of November, 2013, introducing RockTenn’s Corrugated Packaging leaders.

Mr.James B. Porter,  president of RockTenn’s Corrugated Packaging business, personally made a presentation about RockTenn and the market fors its products.

Strong attendance by customers, who stayed to meet wtih RockTenn leaders one-on-one during the reception, indicates high interest.


Korab Group Sales Conference 2013 Marstrand Sweden


Karelia Pulp / JSC Kondapoga has appointed Korab International as their exclusive sales channel and only partner for newsprint into Africa, Israel and Latin America.

It is a strategic partnership to introduce and expand Kondapoga newsprint sales into these markets which we believe will be future key export markets. By combining the vast network and trading experience of Korab in these markets with Kondapoga’s quality newsprint paper, we aim to become one of the major suppliers of newsprint in these regions on a long-term basis.

Mark Kornfilt has joined the Board of Directors of Korab International

It is our pleasure to announce that Mark Kornfilt, son of our Founder and Chairman Mario Kornfilt, has joined the Board of Directors of Korab International AB.

Mark is a co-founder and active partner in the IT company, Livestream,  with offices in North America, Europe and India. Livestream’s business operation is to connect people and live events.

We welcome Mark to our Board and look forward to receiving inspiration, innovative ideas and support through his background and experience in the IT industry.

RockTenn has nominated Korab as their exclusive agent

We are  pleased to announce that RockTenn has nominated Korab International as their exclusive agent for selling containerboard and fluff pulp products in Turkey.

RockTenn (NYSE: RKT) is one of North America’s leading integrated manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging. RockTenn’s 26,000 employees are committed to exceeding their customers’ expectations – every time. The Company operates locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and China.

Celebrating Our 100 Year Anniversary

On 6 September 2012, we will be gathering our families, friends, partners and clients in Istanbul to celebrate Korab’s Centennial.



Supporting Turkey’s Youth Orchestra

Korab supports the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (TYPO).

Directed by Cem Mansur, The National Youth Symphony Orchestra of Turkey is made up of the best young upcoming musical talent in Turkey. The students at conservatories in İzmir, İstanbul, Ankara, Antalya and other cities are aged between 14 and 21.

The Orchestra will be touring European capitals from 7 to 22 September 2012, and giving the concert opening night, Friday 7 September, at Saint Chora Church, a beautiful former Eastern Orthodox church located in the outer courtyard of Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

Learn more about the TYPO and the program here:



Korab Opens New Office in China

We are proud to announce the opening of our China office.

In recent years our activities have grown tremendously in the region and it seemed natural to support our work with an official infrastructure.

Contact our local office at:

Korab International (China) Co., Ltd.
Address: Room 601-A, 6th Floor,
No 58 Dongxinglong Road,
Dongcheng District, Beijing
Phone no: +86 (10) 6702 4668/4698
Fax no: +86 (10) 6702 4058
E-mail: sales@korab.cn





Launching our New Logo and Website

In September 2012, Korab will be celebrating it Centennial and used the opportunity to re-design its logo and website.


When thinking about designing our new logo, we tried to think of Korab’s cultural background. We were presented with various alternatives for our new logo, of which one represented a bridge. We did not hesitate.

Korab was founded in Istanbul in 1912. The city has historically been a melting pot of so many cultures, religions, and traditions. Korab’s DNA has been nourished by such heritage. We celebrate the beauty of cultural diversity and always respect and cherish those differences. This eclectic background has allowed us to grow from a local Turkish firm to an international trading company and among the numerous learnings, adaptability and enthusiasm towards new horizons play a great role in our daily business activities.

While re-designing our logo, we decided to also renew our website. Online communication is now an essential tool in facilitating business. The idea with this new website is not only to share more but better what our business, our company, and our vision are about.

We hope that our clients, partners and collaborators will enjoy reading it and look forward to hearing feedback on it.