Packaging Sack has been founded in 2011 in Arbil to manufacture and sell paper sacks to mainly cement industry in Iraq and other industries like construction chemicals, lime, minerals and others.

Packaging Sack is owned by Işıklar Ambalaj Pazarlama A.S. which is a subsidiary of Işıklar Energy and Yapi Holding, publicly traded in Istanbul stock exchange market (BIST), which started its activities in 2008 with the objective to establish industrial facilities in Middle East countries and mainly in Iraq and manufacture industrial goods.

Işıklar Holding has investments in different industries like grinding media for the cement industry (Cemas), Design and construction of cement factories (Cimtek), Prefabricated reinforced concrete structural elements and construction chemicals (Nigbas, Construction company: dams, irrigation projects, tunnels, viaducts, industrial buildings (Ozisik)klinker bricks(Işıklar Brick)Construction Machinery(Sif-JCB) ,Hydroelectric energy generation (BND Electric part of Işıklar Energy and Yapi Holding) (www.isiklar.com.tr)

Packaging Sack has its Head Office in Arbil and the plant has been located on Makhmoor Street only 9 km away from the Arbil City Center. The factory has been established on a 30.000m2 land, and the covered area has been 5.000m2 as a start up phase and planned to reach 12.000 m2 covered area in 4 years as the business grows further. Factory is the latest Greenfield Plant in the industry operating with W&H state of the art machinery manufactured in Germany.


The starting production capacity is 80 millions units of kraft paper sacks and has been planned to reach 240 million in 4 years time.

As the company reaches the planned capacity, it is expected to employ more than 150 people in production, sales and administrative jobs. As a start up it is intended to serve the cement industry in Iraq but as the market and other industries develop in the region the company has the ability to serve additionally, industries like, food, seed, chemicals and others. Please visit our Products section in this web site and the Products section of our mother company Işıklar Ambalaj Pazarlama A.S. for a full range of products we can deliver to satisfy our customers’ need. (www.isiklarambalaj.com/english)

Iraq has always been an important export market of Işıklar Ambalaj Pazarlama A.S. which has been founded in 1972 in Bartın as the first kraft paper sack manufacturer in Turkey and which is the major shareholder of the Packaging Sack. Now with the new investment in Erbil Işıklar Group has been a local player and an industrial investor.

The construction of the factory building has been completed, the machinery has been installed, the organization has been set up and the production has started as of March 2013. Packaging Sack has been one of the first major industrial investments in Erbil area.