Şişecam Group has fired its new furnace at the Eskişehir Glass Packaging Plant in Turkey. The plant’s fourth furnace starting production in August was built on an investment of USD 66 million. With the new 150.000 tons/year capacity furnace, Şişecam Group's glass packaging capacity in Turkey reached 1.2 million tons.
Şişecam Group Vice Chairman and CEO Prof. Ahmet Kırman said, "We conduct our operations with the aim of sustainable growth. With the last investment, we have commissioned our highest-capacity glass packaging furnace in Turkey.”
Şişecam Group fired its fourth furnace with an investment of USD 66 million at the Eskişehir Glass Packaging Plant. Şişecam Group, the fifth largest glass packaging producer in the world with its 10 production facilities in four countries including Turkey, has increased its production capacity in Turkey to 1.2 million tons with this latest furnace investment.
Şişecam Group Vice Chairman and CEO Prof. Ahmet Kırman emphasized that they are the third largest glassware producer in the world and the fifth largest glass packaging and flat glass producers, adding that, "we are among the top 10 soda producers in the world, as well as a world leader in chrome chemicals. Our Group continues its activities in 13 countries, and is improving its capacity and technological strength through its innovation, creativity, expertise and experienced workforce, while looking to the future with confidence on the strength of its product and service quality that complies with the changing market conditions."
"We conduct our operations with the aim of sustainable growth"
Kırman underlined that they continued to create value for all stakeholders, “As Şişecam, we conduct our operations with the aim of sustainable growth. In this context, we have commissioned the largest glass packaging furnace in Turkey, and continue our investments, taking bold steps towards our goals.”
Kırman recalled that the Eskişehir Glass Packaging Plant was established in 2013 with cutting-edge technology, adding that, "We are glad that our fourth furnace investment at this modern plant has made another contribution to the economy and production in Eskişehir."
Kırman stated that Şişecam Group's existing facilities were constantly being renewed due to technological developments, adding that, "We continue to produce with the latest technology thanks to the fourth furnace installed and equipped in accordance with the Industry 4.0 strategy at the Eskişehir Glass Packaging Plant."
About Şişecam Group
One of the most established enterprises in Turkey, Şişecam Group is a global actor in business fields including all main areas of glass industry, i.e. flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and glass fiber, as well as soda and chromium chemicals. Today Şişecam, the world’s leading supplier of chromium compounds and the 10th largest soda ash producer in the world, is the 3rd largest glassware, the 5th largest glass packaging and flat glass manufacturer globally.
The Group, which has 43 production facilities in total, has manufacturing activities in Turkey, Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Egypt and India. With its more than 80 years of experience, nearly 22,000 employees, production in 13 countries, and sales in more than 150 countries, Şişecam is a group at international scale and continues on its journey to become one of top three global producers in its all-main business fields.