Founded in 1935 by İşbank at the directive of Atatürk, the founder and the first President of the Republic of Turkey, Şişecam is one of the most established industrial enterprises in Turkey with a corporate history spanning more than 85 years. Today, Şişecam ranks among the world’s most prestigious manufacturers thanks to its exceptional expertise and highly competitive operations.
Şişecam was founded to meet Turkey’s need for basic glass products. As one of the most powerful industrial conglomerates in the country today, Şişecam has also transformed into a global player in all key areas of the glass industry, as well as in soda and chromium compounds business lines.
Şişecam has undertaken major efforts to become an international success with its ever-growing production power, highly reputable brand image, superior product quality and value-creating sustainable growth approach. It is currently one of the world's leading glass producers with production operations located in 14 countries on four continents and some 22,000 employees. Şişecam records sales in over 150 countries around the globe.
In addition, Şişecam is the only global producer operating in all three key areas of the global glass industry: flat glass, glassware and glass packaging. It ranks among the world’s top second producers in glassware, and among the top five global producers in glass packaging and flat glass. Şişecam is also one of the world's largest producers of soda and a world leader in chromium chemicals.
Şişecam is a global player in the key areas of the glass industry, such as flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, automotive glasses and glass fiber as well as in soda and chromium compounds. Additionally, Şişecam assumes a pioneering role in mining, energy and recycling business lines. It is taking further steps toward achieving its ambitious goals across the globe.
Combining its deep-rooted experience with a forward-looking vision, Şişecam adds value to all its stakeholders with a people-oriented and environment-friendly approach, in line with its strategies of sustainable growth that creates value.