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1934

  • ​​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 foundations of the country’s first glass production plant were laid by Prime Minister Ismet Inönü and Minister of Economy Celal Bayar in Beykoz, Paşabahçe.
  • The trowel used in the groundbreaking ceremony and the scissors used at the official opening in 1935

1935

  • The Paşabahçe Glass Plant began production with a workforce of 400 personnel.
  • The Paşabahçe Glass Plant, with a daily capacity of 25.000 bottles, was officially registered as "Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları Anonim Sosyetesi".
  • The visit of our Great Leader to the newly-constructed plant.
  • The opening ceremony of the Paşabahçe Plant was attended by Prime Minister Ismet Inönü.

1936

  • 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.
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1946

  • ​The Paşabahçe Glass Plant acquired six single-handed bottle machines from Hanrez of Belgium.

1948

  • Two Skoda brand bottle production machines were imported from Czechoslovakia for use in the Paşabahçe Glass Plant.
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1954

  • ​​4 IS automatic production machines (5000 tons/year) were brought to the Paşabahçe Glass Plant under the Marshall Plan.
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1955

  • ​Mechanical production began at the Paşabahçe Glass Plant.

1957

  • Paşabahçe Tic. Ltd. Şti was established with two retails shops in Istanbul and one in Ankara, opened with the aim of carrying out retail sales of Paşabahçe products, stabilizing retail prices in the country, and disseminating glassware culture.
  • Paşabahçe participated for the first time in the Izmir International Fair.

1958

  • ​The first H28 machine came into operation at the Paşabahçe Glass Plant.
  • The first bottle export to Cyprus.​

1959

  • ​​​The foundations of the Çayırova Glass Plant were laid.

1960

  • Marmara Limestone and Dolomite Enterprise was established.
  • ​Paşabahçe realized its first export to the United States of America.​

1961

  • ​​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.
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1963

  • The mechanical press was used for the first time at the Paşabahçe Glass Plant.

1966

  • ​​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.​​
  • Automotive glass production commenced at the Çayırova Processed Glass plant.

1967

  • The second flat glass furnace to use the Fourcoult system was commissioned at the Çayırova Glass Plant.
  • The Çayırova Glass Plant began producing “Duracam.”
  • The foundations for the Topkapı Glass Plant were laid.

1968

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  • Teknik Cam Sanayii AŞ began producing heat-resistant glass for tableware and laboratory apparatus.
  • The Çayırova Glass Plant began producing automobile glass.
  • ​TACAM was acquired and renamed “TACAM – TEKNİK CAM”.​​

1969

  • Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ was established in Mersin.
  • Soda Sanayii AŞ was established.
  • The Topkapı Glass Plant began producing bottles and jars. Bottle production in the Paşabahçe Glass Plant was transferred to the Topkapı Plant.
  • The Paşabahçe Plant began producing crystal with 6 batches

1970

  • ​​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.​

1971

  • Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ was established with the purpose of manufacturing glass tissue, bitumen sheets, and glass-fiber reinforced materials.
  • Çayırova Glass Plant began producing frosted glass and flat glass using the Pitsbourgh system.
  • Glass design started at Paşabahçe and selected articles were sent to the Lisbon International Hand-Made Glass Exhibition.

1972

  • ​​​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.​​
  • Teknik Bulletin Magazine, the first and only Turkish scientific publication of the Glass World, started its publication life.

1973

  • ​Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ acquired know-how from NGF Japan, and the foundations of a 4,000-ton furnace were laid for the production of glass-fiber reinforced materials.
  • Teknik Cam produced its first glass rods.
  • Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ began producing flat glass and bottles.
  • ​Şişecam started the process of becoming a holding company. Production operations were separated from marketing and sales operations. Manufacturers became incorporated companies. The marketing and wholesale activities conducted within Şişecam were organized under the roof of Paşabahçe Ticaret Ltd. Şti.​​

1974

  • The first glass fiber mats produced by Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ were used in the production of Anadol brand cars.
  • Cam İşleme Tesisi (glass processing plant) was founded to produce tempered glass and mirrors.
  • The first tempered borosilicate glass was produced in Teknik Cam.
  • ​The first tempered press products were produced in Paşabahçe.​​

1975

  • ​Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ was incorporated into Şişecam Group.
  • Soda Sanayii AŞ began producing soda ash, an essential ingredient in the production of glass.
  • Rastaş Reform Ambalaj Sanayii AŞ, producing all types of caps and closures for glass packaging, was incorporated into Şişecam Group.
  • The first furnace of Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ was commissioned.
  • ​The first glass fibers were manufactured from E glass.​​

1976

  • ​The Research Center was established to carry out corporate R&D work.​
  • The first double gob press machine was commissioned in Paşabahçe.
  • Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ began producing glass roving.
  • Marketing and sales operations were divided functionally. Cam Pazarlama AŞ was established as a separate sales company focusing on the construction, food and automotive industries; Paşabahçe Ltd. became specialized in the marketing and sales of glassware.
  • ​Ferro Döküm Sanayii ve Ticaret AŞ, producing iron castings for the automobile and general machinery industry, was incorporated in Şişecam Group.

1977

  • License agreement was signed with Pilkington for the production of float glass.
  • A hand cutting atelier for crystal ware was established by Paşabahçe Cam in the village of Öğümce.​

1978

  • ​​Çayırova İnce Öğütme (fine grinding plant) was established for the production of glass fiber raw materials.
  • The first technical know-how agreement was made by Paşabahçe with Crown Corning / Australia.
  • Trakya Öğütme (grinding plant) was founded with the purpose of fulfilling the dolomite and limestone demands of glass plants.
  • Trakya Glass Plant was established with the purpose of producing uncolored float glass under the Pilkington license.
  • Bursa Otocam engaged in the production of automobile glasses was incorporated in the Şişecam Group.
  • ​İstanbul Porselen was incorporated in the Group, Paşabahçe Tic. Ltd.. was entrusted with the marketing and sales of porcelain householdware.​

1979

  • ​​Kromsan (Chromium Chemicals Plant) was established.
  • Telecam (TV glass plant) was founded.
  • ​Cam Elyaf began its efforts for export.​

1980

  • Sinop Cam Sanayii AŞ was founded in Sinop with the purpose of producing handmade glass and crystal glass.
  • The Safaalan Plant and Nakliye Grubu (transportation group) were established for the production of sand for glass packaging and the transport of raw materials.
  • The first “Glass Bead” was produced by Teknik Cam.

1981

  • Sinop Cam Sanayii AŞ was commissioned.
  • Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ began producing polyester resin under the SAVID SpA license.
  • Trakya Cam Sanayi AŞ was commissioned as the Incorporated Company of Trakya Plant, Mersin Plant and Trakya Otocam Plant.
  • 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.
  • Şişecam Research Center became a member of ICG (International Glass Commission).

1982

  • Chain activities under Paşabahçe Tic. Ltd. Şti concerning wholesale and retail marketing of glassware were transferred to the newly established Paşabahçe Perakende Satışlar Ltd. Şti.
  • Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ concluded a sales agreement with Symalit AG of Switzerland for the production of GMT.
  • The first headlamp glass was produced at Teknik Cam.
  • The first glass bead machine was commissioned in Paşabahçe.

1983

  • ​Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ announced its new focus to be on exports.

1984

  • ​​​Production began in Paşabahçe Kırklareli Plant was commissioned to produce glassware using automated machines and soda glass.
  • ​​​Kromsan Krom Bileşikleri plant began producing products used in the leather, wood, paper, and chemicals industries.
  • ​​​Camiş Madencilik launched production at Yalıköy New Dune Sand Facility to produce sand for float glass.
  • ​​​Caminter Şişecam Internationale Handelsgesellschaft GmbH was founded to function as a bridge in Şişecam’s international activities.
  • ​​​Cam Pazarlama AŞ was granted the status of “Foreign Trade Capital Company.”

1985

  • ​The first “Symposium on Glass Problems” was organized.
  • Cam Kırığı plant was founded for the purposes of cullet collection.
  • Derya Dış Ticaret AŞ was founded to meet the transportation needs of the Group companies.
  • Camiş Menkul Değerler AŞ was founded to participate in capital markets.
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1986

  • Kromsan Krom Bileşikleri Plant merged with Soda Sanayii AŞ.
  • The first continuous electric furnace for crystal production was commissioned at Paşabahçe.
  • The “Borcam” heat resistant glassware line was commissioned at Teknik Cam with the cooperation of NEG Japan.
  • Glass recycling was systematized through the use of the bottle banks made of GRP.
  • Geothermal pipes began using heat insulated pipes made of glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP).
  • Cam Elyaf began producing trimmed glass fiber for thermoplastic resins.

1987

  • ​The NNPB process was used for the first time at Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ.
  • The “stationary glass blowing” technique was used for the first time at Kırklareli Cam.
  • The second furnace was commissioned at Cam Elyaf.​
  • Production of SMC sheets began.
  • The Fındıkdere quarry began producing sand for glassware.
  • Camiş Ambalaj Sanayii AŞ began producing high quality offset and flexo printed paper-cardboard consumer packages, exhibition stands, and transport packaging.​
  • Bottle banks started to be used as a volunteer glass packaging waste collection system within the framework of glass recycling activities.
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1988

  • ​The first H28 machine made in Turkey by Camiş Makina Kalıp Plant was commissioned in Paşabahçe.
  • Product packaging operations in Kırklareli Glass Plant were automated for the first time, with robots packaging teacups.
  • Camiş Madencilik AŞ was founded as a corporate solution bringing together mining operations fulfilling the raw material requirements of Şişecam’s production plants.
  • The Mersin Plant was the first to use NNPB (light bottle) production technology constituting an important milestone in the glass packaging production technology.
  • International Glass Ltd. was founded for the markets in the Far East.
  • Kırklareli Cam Ev Eşyası Kumu Hazırlama plant was founded.
  • ​Kromsan Krom Bileşikleri Plant began producing anorganic basic chrome sulphate.

1989

  • ​The production of insulating glass, mirrors, and tempered glass began.
  • Camiş Sigorta Hizmetleri AŞwas founded to render services in the insurance sector.
  • The second technical knowhow agreement of the Glassware Business was signed with Ishuzuka Glass Japan.
  • The first glass robot was used in the production of glassware.
  • ​End product facilities were commissioned at Cam Elyaf, which began producing the Selene/Stadio (tables and chairs) lines.​​

1990

  • ​Öğümce Dekor Plant was closed.
  • 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.
  • Istanbul Porselen was decommissioned.
  • The second float glass line of the Trakya Glass Plant was commissioned.
  • Camsar Sanayi Ara Malları Pazarlama AŞ was founded to domestically and internationally market and sell the soda ash products and chromium chemicals.
  • ​Camtaş Düzcam ve Cam Ambalaj Pazarlama AŞ was founded to domestically and internationally market and sell the flat glass and glass packaging products manufactured by Şişecam companies.​​

1991

  • Trakya Cam manufactured tinted (bronze and fume colored) glass for the first time.
  • The “pulled stem” technique developed at Kırklareli Cam became part of commercial production.
  • Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ ceased its flat glass production.
  • The second plant of Camiş Madencilik in Öğütme, Thrace was commissioned.
  • Trakya Automotive Glass plant in Lüleburgaz was commissioned with tempered glass production.

1992

  • ​Sinop Cam Sanayii A.Ş. ceased production and joined Camtaş Düzcam ve Ambalaj Pazarlama A.Ş.
  • The Flatglass Business organized a competition entitled “Mirror and Space.”
  • The first press-blowing machine was commissioned at Paşabahçe.
  • The first model line using H28 and BOM with ICG knowhow was commissioned at the Paşabahçe Kırklareli Cam plant of Camiş Makina ve Kalıp Sanayii A.Ş.

1993

  • ​Production ceased at Paşabahçe El İmalatı plant.
  • Trakya Otocam Plant was commissioned, producing the first laminated windscreen.
  • Tezsan Takım Tezgahları Sanayii ve Ticaret AŞ, specializing in computer-aided production of high quality lathes and machine tools, joined Şişecam Group, as did Tezsan Pazarlama AŞ.
  • İntercam Kaplamalı Camlar Sanayii ve Ticaret AŞ was founded with the partnership of Şişecam and Interpane Germany, one of the world leaders in the field of processed glass, with the purpose of producing solar control and climate control glasses.​​
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1994

  • Paşabahçe began centrifugally moulded production using a fully automated machine made in Turkey.
  • Derya Dış Ticaret AŞ was incorporated into Cam Pazarlama AŞ.
  • Bursa Otocam ceased production and the company was incorporated into Camtaş.
  • Denizli Cam Sanayii ve Ticaret AŞ was incorporated into Şişecam Group.
  • The second anorganic basic chrome sulphate production plant was commissioned at Kromsan Krom Bileşikleri plant of Soda Sanayii AŞ, and lime technology was adopted in the production of sodium bichromate.
  • The Tuzla plant of Soda Sanayii AŞ began producing organic basic chrome sulphate.
  • Şişecam established a Support Center in Tuzla in conjunction with the launch of R&D and technical services in chromium chemicals.

1995

  • Mersin Maden plant was incorporated into Camiş Madencilik and began production.
  • The old furnaces of Cam Elyaf were decommissioned and the third furnace was commissioned.
  • Camtaş Düzcam ve Cam Ambalaj Pazarlama AŞ was divided into two companies - Camtaş Düzcam Pazarlama AŞ and Cam Ambalaj Pazarlama AŞ.
  • The first 18-section H28 machine was commissioned at Kırklareli Cam.
  • Teknik Cam Sanayii AŞ was incorporated into Kırklareli Cam Sanayii AŞ.
  • Caminter ceased activity as its services was transferred to central office. Şişecam Germany Office was commissioned instead.
  • The first three-gob press was commissioned at Kırklareli Cam.
  • Production of hand-made crystal began at Denizli Cam.
  • Camiş Elektrik Üretimi Otoprodüktör Grubu AŞ was founded with the purpose of supplying electricity and heat to subsidiaries of Şişecam Group.
  • Trakya Otocam Plant produced its first bulletproof glass.
  • Rastaş continued its activities under the name of White Cap Ambalaj Sanayii ve Ticaret AŞ.
  • Çayırova Plant was founded by Topkapı Şişe Sanayii AŞ with the purpose of producing green bottles.
  • The Kuvarsit Kırma-Eleme Plant of Camiş Madencilik was established in Ovacık.
  • The foundation of Cam Pazarlama AŞ Italy/Trieste office.

1996

  • 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 Kiraztepe Kuvarsit Ocağı ve Kırma Eleme plant began producing sand for use in the production of glassware.
  • Camiş Madencilik's quarries in Feke were commissioned.
  • The TR 3 Sand Preparation Plant in Mersin was commissioned.
  • Paşabahçe furnaces produced their first colored glass.
  • The entire shares of Interpane were bught by Şişecam and the company continued its operations as e Kaplanmış Camlar plant as part of Çayırova Cam Sanayii AŞ.
  • Kırklareli Cam Sanayii AŞ completed its investment in the Mersin plant, which was commissioned with the purpose of producing glassware.
  • The first double-gob press blowing machine was commissioned at the Paşabahçe Mersin Plant.
  • Paşabahçe was changed from "Trading Co., Ltd." status to "Inc." status.
  • Trakya Cam Mersin Plant was commissioned in June 1996 to manufacture uncolored float glass as an affiliate of Trakya Cam Sanayii AŞ.
  • Oxyvit Kimya Sanayii AŞ was founded to manufacture Vitamin K as an additive to the animal feed produced by the Chemicals Business.
  • The Eskişehir Plant of Camiş Ambalaj Sanayii AŞ was founded to produce paper-cardboard packaging material.
  • The two existing furnaces of Cam Elyaf were decommissioned, replaced by a third furnace with more advanced technology and higher capacity.
  • Cam Pazarlama AŞ Germany/Nurnberg Office was commissioned.
  • "Non-contractual Supplier System" was commissioned as a logistical organization to deliver furnace-ready cullet to ACS across the country.

1997

  • The Kırklareli Plant began automatic production using carbon moulds.
  • Paşabahçe partnered with Schott Germany to found Paşabahçe Schott Cam Sanayii ve Ticaret AŞ to produce hotel and restaurant articles. Construction work for a joint-investment plant in Eskişehir began.
  • Sişecam Research was granted the Laboratory Accreditation Certificate for Central and Regional Laboratories in accordance with TS EN 45001.
  • The third bottle production plant of Anadolu Cam was commissioned in Çayırova.
  • The majority shares of the Georgian company Mina (Ksani Glass Packaging Plant) were acquired.
  • The first phase of the two-phase extension project of Sosa Sanayii AŞ's Soda Plant was commissioned, increasing the production of soda ash.
  • Şişecam became a partner of the privatized Bulgarian soda ash manufacturer Sodi, along with Solvay (Belgium) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) via the holding company Şişecam founded in Austria.
  • Solvay Sodi Holding AG was renamed Solvay Şişecam Holding AG in 1998 with a change of statute.
  • Mitracam was founded in partnership with the Mitras Group, Germany with the purpose of developing the finished product plant of Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ.
  • Şişecam Bulgaria Ltd was founded to streamline efforts in Bulgaria and surrounding markets and to represent Şişecam's interests in the region.
  • Camiş Madencilik İnce Öğütme plant was modernized and had its capacity increased.
  • Camiş Madencilik's Feke Quarzite Plant was founded.
  • Cam Pazarlama AŞ Istanbul Ataturk Airport Free Zone activities were transferred to Güney Sanayi.
  • Camiş Elektrik started to generate electricity in the Thracian regional power plant.
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification was applied in automotive glass production.

1998

  • The Georgian Mina plant was acquired as part of privatization efforts, as Şişecam's first foreign investment; the facility was commissioned to produce glass packaging with a capacity of 20,000 tons/year.
  • Camiş Egypt Mining LTd. Co. was founded in Egypt with the purpose of manufacturing industrial raw materials and marketing and selling of products.
  • Madencilik Sanayii ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti. was commissioned.
  • Madencilik San. Ve Tic. Ltd. Şti. was converted into Madencilik San. Ve Tic. AŞ.
  • The second phase of the extension project in the Soda Plant of the Soda Sanayii AŞ was commissioned.
  • The chromic acid production plant was commissioned by Soda Sanayii where the technology used to generate sodium bicarbonate was replaced by a new production technology.
  • Paşabahçe Mersin Plant began producing glass bricks.
  • Şişecam and Mimar Sinan University jointlyorganized a "Decorative Glass Design Competition."
  • A high-capacity mirror production line, along with another line of laminated glass for the construction sector, were installed in Trakya Cam Sanayii AŞ.
  • The first furnace of the Mina Plant of Georgia was commissioned.
  • Trakya Cam began producing green and dark green glass.
  • Ferro Döküm Sanayii ve Ticarert AŞ commissioned its new plant with a capacity of 30,000 tons/year.
  • Paşabahçe Perakende Satışlar Ltd. Şti. was converted into an incorporated company.
  • Schott Paşabahçe GmbH Sales and Distribution Company was founded in Munich, Germany.
  • Receiving of Laboratory Accreditation Certification for the TSE EN 45001 Calibration Laboratory of Şişecam Research Center.
  • The third unit of the Thracian Regional power plant was commissioned.
  • Camiş Egypt was founded.
  • The adoption of lime-free technology resulted in increase in capacity in sodium bichromate production.
  • Kromsan Plant began producing chromic acid as a new product.
  • Solvay Sodi Holding AG was renamed Solvay Şişecam Holding AG in 1998 with an amendment to the main statute.
  • Camiş Ltd. Şti. was founded.
  • The Topkapı and Çayırova power plants of Camiş Elektrik Üretimi Otoprodüktör Grubu AŞ were commissioned.
  • Şişecam's first joint design project was launched in automotive glass in association with Ford V227 Transit Connect.

1999

  • Oxyvit Kimya Sanayii AŞ began production and made its first export.
  • A new plant was commissioned for Tanchrome AB and production capacity increased.
  • International Glass Ltd based in Hong Kong was renamed Şişecam China.
  • The sodium sulfide production plant was modernized, leading to production of higher quality sodium sulfide.
  • The investment for the glassware plant in Eskişehir by Paşabahçe Schott Cam Sanayii ve Ticaret AŞ was completed and commissioned.
  • The Ocmi process stemmed product line was commissioned at the Paşabahçe Eskişehir Plant.
  • The heat-resistant large glass press was commissioned at the Paşabahçe Kırklareli Plant for industrial products.
  • Tübitak provided R&D assistance for four projects by the Glassware Business. The company received the honor award by Mimar Sinan University for its work addressing industrial designers in Turkey.
  • Plain products were manufactured in the winnowing machine and a tempering laboratory was established in the Paşabahçe Plant.
  • Şişecam recorded its first shipment in automotive glass to Renault's Slovenia-based Revoz plant.
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management certification was applied in automotive glass production.

2000

  • The second phase of the two-phase extension of the Soda Plant was started up and the extension investment of 2000 tons was commissioned.
  • The new steam boiler no. 4 was commissioned as part of the energy investment.
  • 15% of the shares of Soda Sanayii AŞ was offered to the public on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.
  • The personnel and functions of Camsar Sanayi Ara Malları Pazarlama AŞ, which conducted marketing and sales of soda products and chromium compounds locally and internationally, were transferred to Soda Sanayii AŞ.
  • A new office was opened in Shanghai under the name of "Soda San. AŞ Representative Office"
  • Glassware Moscow Representative Office was opened in order to operate within the borders of Russian Federation.
  • A German company was acquired and renamed Paşabahçe Glas GmbH with the purpose of developing the image of the Paşabahçe brand in the international glassware market.
  • Cam Ambalaj Pazarlama, AŞ Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ (Mersin Plant), and Topkapı Şişe Sanayii AŞ (Topkapı and Çayırova Plants), which were subsidiaries of the Glass Packaging Business, were brought together under the roof of Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ.
  • A technical contract was signed with Ishuzuka of Japan concerning the Topkapı Plant of Anadolu Cam.
  • The line comprising a 12-branch H28 and BOM, which had been manufactured and assembled by Camiş Makina ve Kalıp Sanayii Aş by using local materials, was sold to Brasil.
  • In the Flat Glass Group, the fourth float line, cold glass and auxiliary facility, and the laminate and glass preparation line of the Auto Glass Factory were put into operation.
  • The dolomite and limestone grinding plant of Camiş Madencilik AŞ in the Mersin Organized Industrial Estate was commissioned.
  • The 4th float line was put into operation in the Mersin Plant of Trakya Cam.
  • QS 9000 Quality Management System certification was applied in automotive glass production.

2001

  • Makine Kalıp, a Glass Packaging business subsidiary manufacturing moulds, signed a partnership agreement with OMCO, Belgium. The newly founded company was named OMCO Istanbul.
  • Logistical activities of Cam Pazarlama AŞ were transferred to "Camiş Lojistik Hizmetleri Ticaret AŞ".
  • Title and field of activity of Tezsan Takım Tezgahları Tic. ve San. AŞ, which ceased activity in 1999, was changed and started activity within Camiş Lojistik Hiz. ve Tic. AŞ as the logistical company of Şişecam Community.
  • The chromic acid production capacity of Sosa Sanayii AŞ Kromsan Krom Bileşikleri Plant was increased.
  • A turbine generating 19 MW of electricity was commissioned at the Soda Plant of Soda Sanayii AŞ.
  • Soda Sanayii AŞ Soda Plant and Kromsan Krom Bileşikleri Plant signed a "Trilateral Commitment" letter.
  • Oxyvit began producing all the derivatives of Vitamin K3.
  • Camiş Madencilik AŞ started an initiative to erect Şişecam Woods covering 74 acres in Yalıköy.
  • Anadolu Cam Investment B.V. was founded in the Netherlands.
  • The third forehearth investment of Cam Elyaf was completed.
  • The headquarters of Şişecam and its four Businesses were moved to İş Kule-3 in Levent, Istanbul.
  • Şişecam produced its first encapsulated glass in the field of automotive glass.

2002

  • 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 new development laboratory of Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ was opened.
  • Cam Ambalaj Grubu Moscow Sales Office was opened.
  • The HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Food Safety Management System) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certificates were granted to the refined bicarbonate unit of the Soda Plant of Soda Sanayii AŞ.
  • Camiş Madencilik AŞ Kurucaşile Bartın Kum Hazırlama ve Liman Yükleme plants were commissioned.
  • Production ceased at Paşabahçe Beykoz Plant.
  • The machinery and equipment of Çayırova Cam Sanayii AŞ Cam İşleme ve Kaplamalı Camlar Plant were sold to Trakya Cam and all activities of Camtaş Düzcam Pazarlama AŞ were assigned to Trakya Cam.
  • Soda Plant Berdan Water supply and salt plant investments were completed.
  • The modernization of the second line at the Kromsan Plant, as well as the investment for the building of the belt filter and industrial refinery plants were completed.
  • The second furnace of the Georgian Mina Ksani Glass Packaging Plant was fired.
  • The first phase of the project intending to increase the capacity of the Trakya Otocam from 600,000 vehicles/year to 1.2 million vehicles/year was completed.
  • Şişecam produced its first heated wind shield in the field of automotive glass.
  • ISO/TS 16949: 2002 certification was applied in automotive glass production.

2003

  • The the Ruscam Gorohovets Plant received an extension investment and a second furnace with a capacity of 110,000 tons/year was commissioned.
  • CAMSİAD (Glass Recycling Industrialists and Businessmen Association) was founded in order to support the volunteered efforts of city-dwellers in collecting glass packaging waste.
  • Camsar Sanayi Ara Malları Pazarlama AŞ and Camtaş Düzcam Pazarlama AŞ were merged under Cam Pazarlama AŞ.
  • The printing plant of the Anadolu Cam Topkapı Plant was moved from Çatalca to Gebze.
  • Cool repair of the furnace no.1 of Anadolu Cam Topkapı Plant started. Boosting system was applied and D4 (15th Line) was commissioned.
  • The production capacity of Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ was increased with new investments.
  • Şişecam (Shanghai) Trading Co. Ltd. was founded in the Shanghai Free Zone in the Republic of China. Şişecam (Shanghai) Trading Co. Ltd. was founded in Shanghai to become the center for the Far East operations of the Chemicals Group.
  • The headquarters of Soda Sanayii AŞ was moved to Istanbul.
  • Storage bin with the heavy soda capacity of 10.000 tons and loading belt with the capacity per hour of 400 tons was commissioned at Mersin Port.
  • The second furnace was commissioned at Paşabahçe Eskişehir Cam Sanayii AŞ.
  • Paşabahçe made its first foreign investment and acquired Posuda Ltd., a glassware producer in the Russian Federation.
  • The Paşabahçe Ornamentation Workshop was founded in order to increase the supply of products with added value.
  • The Paşabahçe Kırklareli Plant received permission from the National Weights and Measures Laboratory to print the "British Royal Crown" on its products.
  • Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD was founded.
  • Trakya Investment B.V. and Paşabahçe Investment B.V. were founded in the Netherlands.
  • The second furnace was commissioned at Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ.
  • Cam Ambalaj Pazarlama AŞ and Makine Kalıp Sanayii AŞ were merged with Ferro Döküm Sanayii ve Ticaret AŞ.
  • Düzcam Pazarlama AŞ and Camsar Sanayi Ara Malları Paz. AŞ was merged with Cam Pazarlama AŞ.

2004

  • 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.
  • Şişecam Sigorta Aracılık Hizmetleri AŞ was founded.
  • The Turkish GRP-SANDER Association was founded under the leadership of Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ with the purpose of serving the Turkish Glass Fiber Plastic (GRP) industry.
  • Anadolu Cam became a partner of the Balkum plant in order to supply consistent, high quality and economic sand for its growing glass packaging capacity of the Russian Federation.
  • The third furnace of Anadolu Cam's Ruscam Gorohovets Plant was commissioned.
  • Anadolu Cam production exceeded 500,000 tons.
  • The groundbreaking ceremony of the figured glass facility that were to be built as part of Trakya Cam Mersin Plant was held.
  • The foundations for the figured glass plant to be built within the Mersin Plant of Trakya Cam were laid (May).
  • The foundations for the Flat Glass and Glassware Plants (Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD) in Bulgaria were laid.
  • The extension and modernization investment in the Paşabahçe Posuda Plant in the Russian Federation was completed and commissioned.
  • Paşabahçe USA was founded in New York in order to directly sell products to the US market.
  • The figured glass furnace in Trakya Cam Sanayii AŞ Mersin plant was commissioned.
  • Paşabahçe Mağazaları B.V. was founded in the Netherlands for showroom investments.
  • Balsand B.V.investment company was founded in the Netherlands.
  • Format Investment was founded in Russia.

2005

  • The first foreign prestige shop of Paşabahçe Mağazaları was opened in Moscow.
  • The groundbreaking ceremony of Ruscam-Ufa Plant was held.
  • Soda Sanayii AŞ signed an equal-share partnership deal with Cromital, a local chromium chemicals producer in Italy.
  • The Soda Sanayii AŞ Soda Plant made its existing boilers and other systems suitable for using natural gas.
  • The groundbreaking ceremony of Camiş Madencilik AŞ Bilecik Cam Hammaddeleri Üretim Plant was held.
  • The first furnace of the Glass Bulgaria EAD Glassware Plant in Bulgaria was fired.
  • The second furnace of Ruscam Pokrovsky Plant was fired.
  • The groundbreaking ceremony of Trakya Yenişehir Cam Sanayii AŞ Bursa Flart Glass Plant was held.
  • The first furnace of Ruscam UFA Plant was fired.
  • An equal-share partnership deal was signed with Cromital, a local leather chemicals producer in Italy.
  • Şişecam Automotive Heavy Commercial Vehicle Glass plant started operations.

2006

  • The first furnace of Anadolu Cam Yenişehir Sanayii AŞ Bursa Plant was fired.
  • The first furnace of Trakya Glass EAD Flat Glass Plant was fired.
  • A partnership deal was signed with Lukavac Soda Plant (FSL), a soda producer in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
  • The second furnace of Ruscam Ufa Plant was fired.
  • Paşabahçe and Arc International signed a partnership deal for catering services in North America and agreed on developing a similar project in China.
  • Sintan Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. was founded as an equal-share partnership with a foreign investor in order to produce and sell synthetic tanning chemicals in Izmir-Menemen Organized Industrial Zone.
  • Ruscam Ufa was officially opened at a ceremony attended by President Murtaza G. Rahimov and Prime Minister Rafael Ibrahimovic Baydavletov of Bashkortostan, and Kürşad Tüzmen, Minister of State of Turkey.
  • The Cogeneration Plant in Mersin, with one of the highest efficiency rates among its kind in Turkey and the world, was commissioned.
  • The opening ceremony of Anadolu Cam Yenişehir Sanayi AŞ was held with the participation of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey.
  • The Fine Glass furnace at the Paşabahçe Kırklareli Plant was fired.
  • The Glass Packaging Design Center was opened.

2007

  • ​Cam-Ser Madencilik AŞ was incorporated into Şişecam Chemicals Business.
  • The first flat glass furnace of Trakya Cam Sanayii AŞ Yenişehir Plant and the Coated Glass Plant were commissioned.
  • The second furnace of Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ Yenişehir Plant was commissioned.
  • The third furnace of Ruscam UFA Plant was fired.
  • Ferro Döküm Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ was sold.
  • The second furnace of Trakya Cam Sanayii AŞ Yenişehir Plant was commissioned.
  • The groundbreaking ceremony of Ruscam Kuban in Krasnodar region of the Russian Federation was held.
  • ​The dense soda ash line at Şişecam Soda Lukavac Plant SSL was commissioned.

2008

  • The opening ceremony of Şişecam Yenişehir Glass Complex was held with the participation of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey.
  • The opening ceremony of Flat Glass and Glassware production facilities of Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD Glass Complex was held with the participation of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey.
  • Asmaş Ağır Sanayi Makinaları AŞ was incorporated into Şişecam Group.
  • Anadolu Cam acquired Kirishsky Stekolny Zavod Glass Packaging Plant in the Russian Federation.
  • The third furnace of Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ Yenişehir Plant was fired.
  • The investment in Sintan Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ was completed and commissioned.
  • Sales offices were opened in Greece and Romania, thus expanding regional organization.

2009

  • Trakya Cam and Saint- Gobain signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop their flat glass activities in Egypt and Russia.
  • The first furnace of Ruscam Kuban Plant was fired.
  • The second line of the Cogeneration Plant in Mersin was commissioned.
  • Şişecam Automotive Bulgaria plant was established.

2010

  • The groundbreaking ceremony of Trakya Cam Plant in the Qazan-Alabuga region of Tatarstan Republic / Russian Federation was held.
  • Anadolu Cam acquired Merefa Glass, Ukraine.
  • As part of the decision taken by Trakya Cam and Saint-Gobain to jointly develop their flat glass production in Egypt, the opening ceremony of Saint-Gobain Glass Egypt Flat Glass Plant (SGGE) was held.
  • The Automotive Glasses Plant, which was established in Bulgaria, started operation.
  • Dost Gaz Depolama AŞ was founded with 84.94-percent partnership of Soda Sanayii AŞ.
  • Şişecam celebrated its 75th anniversary.

2011

  • The opening ceremony of Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD Automotive Glass Plant was held with the participation of B. Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
  • The Merefa Plant in Ukraine began production.
  • The remaining 50 percent of Cromital SpA shares were acquired and Soda Sanayii AŞ became the sole owner of the company.
  • CAM-SER Madencilik AŞ merged with CAMİŞ Madencilik AŞ.

2012

  • Soda Sanayi AŞ Chromic Acid, White Sodium Sulphate and Oxygen Plant was commissioned.
  • The fourth furnace of Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ Yenişehir Plant was fired.
  • The new investments by Yenişehir Glass Complex were opened by Nihat Ergün, Minister of Science, Industry and Technology at a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
  • Trakya Cam Sanayii AŞ acquired Glass Corp. automotive glass plant in Romania.
  • The groundbreaking ceremony of Anadolu Cam Eskişehir Plant was held.
  • The Cogeneration Plant under Camiş Elektrik Üretim AŞ became part of Soda Sanayii.
  • Sintan Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ was sold.

2013

  • The second furnace of Bulgaria EAD Glassware Plant in Bulgaria was commissioned.
  • Trakya Cam Sanayii AŞ acquired 50% of HNG Float Glass Limited (HNGFL) in India.
  • The German automotive glass producer Fritz GmbH was acquired.
  • The company purchased a 90% stake in Glass Corp S.A. to expand in the field of automotive glass production in Romania.

2014

  • Automotive Glass Alliance Rus ZAO automotive glass plant was commissioned in Tatarstan.
  • International Finance Corporation acquired 2.65 percent of Soda Sanayii AŞ and became Şişecam Group’s partner.
  • Glass Corp. Automotive Glass Plant in Buzau, Romanya, was opened by Victor Ponta, Prime Minister of Romania.
  • Eurpean Bank for Reconstruction and Development acquired 14.44 percent of Paşabahçe Cam Sanayii AŞ and became Şişecam Group’s partner.
  • The second furnace at Mina Glass Packaging Plant, Georgia, was fired.
  • The third furnace at TR Glass Rus Flat Glass Plant in Tatarstan was commissioned.
  • The Ankara Polatlı Flat Glass Plant was commissioned.
  • The Automotive Glass Plant started operation in the Republic of Tatarstan, in Russia.
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2015

  • The third furnace with a capacity of 90.000 tons/year was fired at Anadolu Cam Eskişehir Sanayii A.Ş.
  • The second float line was inaugurated at the Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD in Bulgaria.
  • A mirror line was commissioned at the Trakya Glass Rus AO in Russia.
  • The decoration atelier at the Paşabahçe Mersin Plant was closed.
  • The new “Quality Control Center” was opened at the Paşabahçe Kırklareli Plant.
  • Electricity Production from Waste Heat Recovery facility was put into operation at Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD flat glass plant in Bulgaria.
  • Soda Lukavac Plant in Bosnia Herzegovina reached a capacity of 500.000 tons/year with the additional capacity investments.

2016

  • New Steam Boiler was put into operation at the Soda Lukavac Plant in Bosnia Herzegovina.
  • Electricity Production from Waste Heat Recovery facility was put into operation at Anadolu Cam Yenişehir Sanayii A.Ş. Glass Packaging Plant.
  • Electricity Production from Waste Heat Recovery facility was put into operation at Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş. Mersin Flat Glass Plant.
  • Şişecam Group moved to its new environmentally friendly and modern Headquarters in Tuzla.
  • In Italy, the flat glass manufacturer Sangalli Vetro’s Porto Nogaro plant was acquired, and thereby Şişecam Flat Glass Italy S.R.L. was established. Şişecam Group became Europe’s largest flat glass manufacturer in terms of production capacity.

2017

  • Soda Sanayii A.Ş. decided to establish a new glass fiber manufacturing plant in Balıkesir.
  • The Oxyvit Kimya Sanayii ve Ticaret A.Ş was completely acquired and Soda Sanayii AŞ became the sole owner of the company.
  • Under sole ownership of Soda Sanayii A.Ş., an investment for a new and modern glass fiber is started in Balıkesir. Sisecam Elyaf Sanayii A.S. is founded.
  • A new furnace with a capacity of 90,000 tons/year modernized in compliance with industry 4.0 strategy was commissioned at the Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. Mersin Plant. Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş.’s annual glass packaging production capacity reached over 1 million tons in Turkey.
  • In Egypt, the acquisition and transfer of the glassware manufacturer Pearl of Glass Manufacturing was completed. Paşabahçe Egypt Glass Manufacturing S.A.E. was established.
  • A solar power plant with a 6.2 MW installed power started to operate at the Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş. Mersin Plant.

2018

  • A second furnace with a capacity of 220,000 tons/year was commissioned at the Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş. Polatlı Plant.
  • A fourth furnace with a capacity of 150,000 tons/year was fired at the Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. Eskişehir Plant. Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş.’s glass packaging production capacity reached 1.2 million tons in Turkey
  • In Italy, the acquisition of the flat glass manufacturer Sangalli Vetro’s plant in Manfredonia was completed. The second flat glass manufacturing plant owned by Şişecam Flat Glass Italy S.R.L after Porto Nogaro became Manfredonia.
  • Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş. increased its shareholding to 99.80% in the half-owned HNG Float Glass Limited (HNGFL) by acquiring 49.88 of its shares.
  • The investment of a fourth furnace with a capacity of 80,000 tons/year at Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. Mersin Plant was declared.

2019

  • Şişecam signed a cooperation agreement with ASELSAN to supply materials for use in defense industry projects and to develop solutions in the areas of product composition and optimization.
  • Following installation of a rooftop solar power station at the Flat Glass Plant in Mersin, Şişecam installed another rooftop solar power system at Şişecam Science, Technology and Design Center in Gebze, Kocaeli.
  • Şişecam Glass Packaging received the "Supplier of the Year" award from Berlin Packaging.
  • Paşabahçe won first prize in the category of “Glassware” at the A.L.F.A. Awards, where brands that deliver the best customer experience are recognized for their excellence.
  • Şişecam entered into an equal production partnership contract with Ciner Group for natural soda production in the USA.
  • With a USD 18.2 million investment, Şişecam increased its glass packaging production capacity in Turkey to 1.3 million tons/year with a new furnace installed at its Glass Packaging Plant in Mersin, which has an annual production capacity of 80,000 tons.
  • Şişecam received the "Export Leader" award in the "Cement, Glass, Ceramics and Soil Products" category at a ceremony organized by Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TIM).
  • Şişecam garnered the "Façade Material of the Year" award from Roof and Façade Journal for its new product – Şişecam Temperable Solar Control Low-E Glass Neutral 60/28. This new titanium silver product was developed through R&D efforts in the category of architectural glasses.
  • Şişecam's total investments in Bulgaria have climbed to EUR 600 million. Most recently, the furnace at Şişecam Flat Glass Plant in Targovishte was renewed with an investment of EUR 42 million; the furnace was commissioned on July 2, 2019.
  • The bottle designed by Şişecam Glass Packaging for Türk Tuborg A.Ş. received the "Brands & Communication Design" award at the 2019 Red Dot Design Award competition.
  • Şişecam was received an award in the "Social Impact" category at the Sustainable Business Awards for its "Glass and Glass Again" project – one of the most extensive sustainability and social responsibility initiatives in Turkey.
  • Şişecam commissioned its second flat glass plant in Italy with an investment of more than EUR 55 million. The facility has doubled Şişecam's flat glass production capacity in Italy. The plant was inaugurated with the participation of Italy's Prime Minister Prof. Giuseppe Conte, and Murat Salim Esenli, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Rome, as well as local government officials and Şişecam employees.
  • Paşabahçe Mağazaları opened its second largest store on Istanbul's Asian side at Ataşehir Metropol Shopping Mall.
  • Şişecam organized the first Şişecam International Glass Conference, which was held concurrently with the 34th Şişecam Glass Symposium in Istanbul. The main theme of the conference was "Glass in the Sustainable Future: Achieving What Is Possible."
  • One of the world's top flat glass producers, Şişecam celebrated the 45th anniversary of Isıcam Systems, its leading brand that introduced insulated glasses to Turkey.

2020

  • Şişecam successfully completed the largest merger ever in the Turkish capital markets. Official merger procedures were initiated on January 30, 2020 to merge by taking over the main subsidiaries of Türkiye Şişe ve Cam Fabrikaları A.Ş.: Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş., Denizli Cam Sanayii ve Ticaret A.Ş., Paşabahçe Cam Sanayii ve Ticaret A.Ş., Soda Sanayii A.Ş., and Trakya Cam Sanayii A.Ş. Registration procedures for the merger transaction were completed on September 30, 2020 pursuant to relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
  • On October 5, 2020, a bell ringing ceremony was held for Şişecam at Borsa Istanbul upon completion of the merger procedures.
  • At its flat glass production facility in Polatlı, Ankara, Şişecam commissioned a new furnace with a capacity of 240,000 tons/year on October 2 with an investment of TRY 1 billion. With this new investment, the Polatlı facility has reached an annual production capacity of 540 thousand tons to become one of the largest flat glass production bases in Europe.
  • Şişecam introduced a ground-breaking invention that contributes to the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to its long-standing innovation culture and superior R&D capabilities, Şişecam developed a special coating that neutralizes viruses and bacteria on glass surfaces. The Company broke new ground by applying this revolutionary technology on glassware products coupled with its high production capacity.
  • Şişecam became the first company to adopt on-site customer clearance for import inputs that are utilized in production, aimed specifically at enterprises engaged in both production and export.
  • Şişecam Group has implemented exceptional measures and procedures to protect the health and well-being of all its employees, business partners and customers since the start of the pandemic. The Group was the first glass producer to obtain Covid-19 Secure Production Certification from the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE).
  • Şişecam became the first company in Turkey to carry out a foreign trade transaction using blockchain technology.
  • As the first Turkish company to execute a foreign trade transaction via blockchain technology, Şişecam took yet another major step toward its End-to-end Digital Treasury Management goal. Şişecam also became the first company in Turkey to establish and operate a Digital Fraud Detection and Control System for its payment transactions.
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