In 1966, Şişecam launched its first automotive glass production operations at the Çayırova plant. Production of automotive glass commenced at the Bursa plant in 1978. Subsequently, Şişecam's first modern automotive glass factory was established at the Lüleburgaz plant in 1993. Over the years, Şişecam has specialized in manufacturing glass for automobiles, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles, carrying out the most qualified projects in these areas. Şişecam has been involved in various projects and initiatives as a design partner of the global automotive industry. Since 2013, it has actively engaged in encapsulation production. Şişecam has utilized the world's most advanced production technologies to develop its product portfolio, syncing its investments with the long-term projects of its customers.
Through the decades, Şişecam has become Turkey's leading and largest automotive glass manufacturer thanks to its services and investments. Today, Şişecam provides high-quality products and services to automotive manufacturers across the country. In addition, Şişecam is a supplier brand for Europe's leading automotive manufacturers. Şişecam's solution partners include the world's premiere brands, such as Audi, Bentley, BMW, Dacia, Daimler, Ford, Hyundai, Lada, MAN, Nissan, Renault, Seat, Skoda, Stellantis, Toyota, and Volkswagen.
Since the launch of its automotive glass operations, Şişecam has focused on improving product and process quality, adopting advanced quality control systems, utilizing unique automation applications, boosting worker productivity, engaging in new product development, and meeting its occupational safety and environmental responsibilities. In addition, Şişecam has recorded significant advancements in these strategic focus areas.
As a result of its advancements, investments, and experience, Şişecam has become an outstanding brand in Türkiye as well as globally, widely known for the exceptional service and product quality it delivers to the automotive glass industry. Today, Şişecam is the world's eighth-largest player in the automotive glass industry while ranking fourth in the European market. In the automotive sector, Şişecam delivers shipments to its main industry customers via production locations in 9 countries.