Şişecam has started mining activities in 1988 for supplying raw materials required for different activity fields of its own. Şişecam has been producing industrial raw materials necessary for glass and ceramic sector since 1988. Şişecam’s mining activities that are being carried out by Camiş Madencilik A.Ş. are expanded through investments and in line with the sustainable growth targets and and have reached aproduction capacity of 4.5 million ton/year.
With the competence it has developed on exploration, technological research, facility design and establishment along with its customer oriented production and product quality, Şişecam is carrying out mining activities in approximately 70 mine sites in various regions in Turkey and at 18 raw material preparation and enrichment facilities. Offering consultancy and project services on raw material supply also in countries within the activity field of Şişecam is carrying out production activities also in Egypt since 1999. In 2010, entire shares of R.K. Vijenac d.o.o. Limestone Plant in Tuzla Canton of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina are purchased by the joint venture of Camiş Madencilik A.Ş. and Fabrika Cementa Lukavac, affiliate of Austrian Asamer Group and Şişecam has started raw material production for cement and soda sectors in the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Şişecam a leading institution of mineral sector in Turkey, is also expanding its non-Group mineral activities and continuing to grow both in Turkey and out of Turkey with its increasing capacity and strategy of creating value added products and customer oriented value.