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MOVING FORWARDTOWARDS TOP THREE INTHE GLOBAL GLASS INDUSTRY
One of the two largest producers in Europe, Şişecam Flat Glass offers a wide range of products in four main segments, including basic glass, automotive glass, energy glass, and home appliances glass. Conducting its operations in 10 countries, Şişecam Flat Glass provides high quality products for various industries with its continuously advancing technology.
Paşabahçe, the leading brand of glassware in Turkey is also a globally sought-after brand with its extensive product range of more than 20,000 varieties, including handmade products, a robust distribution network, excellent production skills and customer oriented approach. Paşabahçe has a very wide customer base in 140 countries worldwide.
Şişecam Glass Packaging, the leader of the Turkish market, offers designed glass packaging at a broad palette of colors and volumes extending from 6 cc to 15000 cc. for a number of industries such as food, beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics with a production capacity of 2.3 million tons/year in 10 production plants spread to 4 countries.
Şişecam Chemicals, one of the leading companies worldwide, produces soda, chromium chemicals, glass fiber, industrial raw material, vitamin K3 derivatives and sodium metabilsulphite with environment friendly technologies, which are used as the main input for over 100 products in various industries ranging from detergents to chemicals, from leather to pharmaceuticals.
Şisecam Science and Technology Center, the best-equipped in Turkey and among the few in the world, aims to shape the future of glass
under Şişecam protection
Şişecam concentrates its efforts to contribute to the community in the fields of environment, sports, culture&arts and education
Atatürk obtained a Council of Ministers decision to entrust Isbank with the establishment of the Turkish Glass Industry. The Founding Decree of Paşabahce Glass Plant and Ataturk’s reply to the invitation in telgraph
The Paşabahçe Glass Plant began production with a workforce of 400 personnel.
The Paşabahçe Glass Plant became capable of meeting the country’s entire bottle and glassware demand by the end of the first year, with a production of 3000 tons.
The Paşabahçe Glass Plant acquired six single-handed bottle machines from Hanrez of Belgium.
Two Skoda brand bottle production machines were imported from Czechoslovakia for use in the Paşabahçe Glass Plant.
4 IS automatic production machines (5000 tons/year) were brought to the Paşabahçe Glass Plant under the Marshall Plan.
Mechanical production began at the Paşabahçe Glass Plant.
Paşabahçe participated for the first time in the Izmir International Fair.
The first bottle export to Cyprus.
The foundations of the Çayırova Glass Plant were laid.
Marmara Limestone and Dolomite Enterprise was established.
The Çayırova Glass Plant was commissioned and started to manufacture window glass by using the “Fourcoult” system with an annual production of 19,000 tons of flat glass.
The mechanical press was used for the first time at the Paşabahçe Glass Plant.
The “TACAM” (Turkish-German Glass Industry) Plant was established under Turkish-German (Schott) cooperation with the purpose of manufacturing neutral glass pipes and laboratory apparatus.
The foundations for the Topkapı Glass Plant were laid.
The Çayırova Glass Plant began producing automobile glass.
The Topkapı Glass Plant began producing bottles and jars. Bottle production in the Paşabahçe Glass Plant was transferred to the Topkapı Plant.
Camiş Makina ve Kalıp Sanayii AŞ began producing molds used in the production of glass packaging and glassware as well as the manufacturing various machinery and spare parts.
Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ was established with the purpose of manufacturing glass tissue, bitumen sheets, and glass-fiber reinforced materials.
Paşabahçe took a step forward on the issue of fairs, which were deemed to be the most effective means of publicity at the time, and took part in eight fairs by constructing special pavilions.
Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ began producing flat glass and bottles.
Cam İşleme Tesisi (glass processing plant) was founded to produce tempered glass and mirrors.
Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ was incorporated into Şişecam Group.
The Research Center was established to carry out corporate R&D work.
License agreement was signed with Pilkington for the production of float glass.
Çayırova İnce Öğütme (fine grinding plant) was established for the production of glass fiber raw materials.
Kromsan (Chromium Chemicals Plant) was established.
Sinop Cam Sanayii AŞ was founded in Sinop with the purpose of producing handmade glass and crystal glass.
Trakya Cam Sanayii AŞ commissioned a plant in Lüleburgaz, the first to be using the modern float technology in glass production in East Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, and North Africa.
The first headlamp glass was produced at Teknik Cam.
Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ announced its new focus to be on exports.
Production begun in Kırklareli Cam Sanayii was commissioned to produce glassware using automated machines and soda glass.
The first “Symposium on Glass Problems” was organized.
Kromsan Krom Bileşikleri Plant merged with Soda Sanayii AŞ.
The NNPB process was used for the first time at Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ.
The first H28 machine made in Turkey by Camiş Makina Kalıp Plant was commissioned in Paşabahçe.
The production of insulating glass, mirrors, and tempered glass began.
The first forehearth was commissioned at Kırklareli Cam, where automatic production of stemmed glasses began as well as the use of warehouse barcode for products for the first time.
Trakya Cam manufactured tinted (bronze and fume colored) glass for the first time.
The Flatglass Business organized a competition entitled “Mirror and Space.”
Trakya Otocam Plant was commissioned, producing the first laminated windscreen.
Paşabahçe began centrifugally moulded production using a fully automated machine made in Turkey.
Mersin Maden plant was incorporated into Camiş Madencilik and began production.
Kırklareli Cam Sanayii AŞ and Paşabahçe Tic.Ltd. Şti. were incorporated into Paşabahçe Cam Sanayii AŞ and Paşabahçe’s automatic glassware production at Beykoz, Kırklareli, and Mersin plants as well as the marketing and sales activities were brought together under the same roof.
The Kırklareli Plant began automatic production using carbon moulds.
The Georgian Mina Plant acquired as part of the privatization efforts was commissioned with a capacity of 20,000 tons/year.
Oxyvit Kimya Sanayii AŞ began production and made its first export.
At the Soda Plant, the extension investment of 2000 tons was commissioned, as was the new steam boiler no. 4, which was part of energy investments.
Makine Kalıp, a Glass Packaging business subsidiary manufacturing moulds, signed a partnership agreement with OMCO, Belgium. The newly founded company was named OMCO Istanbul.
The first furnace of the Ruscam Gorohovets Plant, with a capacity of 90,000 tons/year, was commisioned with the purpose of meeting the demand for high quality beer bottles of the Russian Federation’s ever growing beer market.
The the Ruscam Gorohovets Plant received an extension investment and a second furnace with a capacity of 110,000 tons/year was commissioned.
The Pokrovsky Plant, with a capacity of 80,000 tons/year, was acquired during the first half of 2004 in order to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the dynamic structure of the Russian market.
The first foreign prestige shop of Paşabahçe Mağazaları was opened in Moscow.
The first furnace of Anadolu Cam Yenişehir Sanayii AŞ Bursa Plant was fired.
Cam-Ser Madencilik AŞ was incorporated into Şişecam Chemicals Business.
The opening ceremony of Şişecam Yenişehir Glass Complex was held with the participation of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey.
Trakya Cam and Saint- Gobain signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop their flat glass activities in Egypt and Russia.
Şişecam celebrated its 75th anniversary.
The opening ceremony of Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD Automotive Glass Plant was held with the participation of B. Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
Soda Sanayi AŞ Chromic Acid, White Sodium Sulphate and Oxygen Plant was commissioned.
The second furnace of Bulgaria EAD Glassware Plant in Bulgaria was commissioned.
Automotive Glass Alliance Rus ZAO automotive glass plant was commissioned in Tatarstan.
Soda Lukavac Plant in Bosnia Herzegovina reached a capacity of 500.000 tons/year with the additional capacity investments.
Electricity Production from Waste Heat Recovery facility was put into operation at Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş. Mersin Flat Glass Plant.