Şişecam Science and Technology Center Receives Intellectual Property Competence Award
The R&D efforts of Şişecam Group, one of the longest-established institutions of Turkey, have been awarded at the 6th Private Sector R&D and Design Centers Summit organized by the Turkish Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology at Ankara’s Congresium on 20-21 December 2017.
Şişecam Group’s 40-million-dollar Science and Technology Center in Çayırova, Gebze, received the Intellectual Property Competence Award of the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology. Prof. Şener Oktik, Şişecam Group Research and Technology Development President, received the award from Dr. Faruk Özlü, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology. Şişecam Science and Technology Center was chosen from among the 889 R&D and design centers supported by the ministry.
Stating that Şişecam Group was shaping the products and production technologies of the future in glass science and technology, Prof. Şener Oktik said: “Şişecam Science and Technology Center is the main driving force behind Şişecam Group’s RTD (research and technological development) efforts. It’s an award-winning, environment-friendly facility offering a 9,400 m2 indoor space. Şişecam Science and Technology Center is Turkey’s largest and best-equipped science and technology center in this field, and also ranks high among R&D centers in the world. The center employs 225 highly skilled experts who conduct research and develop technologies at a local and international level. Şişecam Group targets to drive its growth through research and technological development, and will continue to heavily invest in this field”.
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 42 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 81 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.
08.01.2018, Şişecam Group