Filtisac was the first project created by IPS(WA) in 1965 to provide packaging for Côte d’Ivoire’s coffee and cocoa exports. The company manufactures bags made from the natural fibre, jute.
In 1988 Filtisac diversified its operations, moving into the manufacture of synthetic fibre packaging for the transport of such products as cotton, rice, fertiliser, flour and cement. Continuing its expansion, Filtisac began offering increasingly tailored packaging solutions and helped improve the safety and traceability of transported products.
To broaden its product range and increase its presence in the West African sub-region, Filtisac created or acquired a number of subsidiaries :
After taking over Sisep in 2009, Filtisac created a packaging facility specialising in hollow casings made of polyolefin, PVC and PET. These are manufactured by a process of blow, injection or extrusion blow moulding. With its total mastery of these techniques, the facility produces high-quality polyethylene blow-moulded packaging, and since 2001 has been Côte d’Ivoire’s leading manufacturer of PET preforms.
Such expertise has also allowed the company to meet the varied and rigorous demands of a broad range of sectors while complying with international standards. Its production is aimed primarily at the food, plant, petrochemical and cosmetics industries.