Sisecam Group has fired its new furnace at the Eskisehir Glass Packaging Plant
With the firing of a new furnace at the Eskisehir Glass Packaging Plant in Turkey, Sisecam Group’s glass packaging capacity in Turkey has reached 1.2 million tons.
Sisecam Group has fired its new furnace at the Eskisehir Glass Packaging Plant in Turkey. The plant’s fourth furnace starting production in August was built on an investment of USD 66 million. With the new 150.000 tons/year capacity furnace, Sisecam Group’s glass packaging capacity in Turkey reached 1.2 million tons.
Sisecam Group Vice Chairman and CEO Prof. Ahmet Kirman said, “We conduct our operations with the aim of sustainable growth. With the last investment, we have commissioned our highest-capacity glass packaging furnace in Turkey.”
30.07.2018 – Sisecam Group fired its fourth furnace with an investment of USD 66 million at the Eskisehir Glass Packaging Plant. Sisecam Group, the fifth largest glass packaging producer in the world with its 10 production facilities in four countries including Turkey, has increased its production capacity in Turkey to 1.2 million tons with this latest furnace investment.
Prof. Ahmet Kirman emphasized that they are the third largest glassware producer in the world and the fifth largest glass packaging and flat glass producers, adding that, “we are among the top 10 soda producers in the world, as well as a world leader in chrome chemicals. Our Group continues its activities in 13 countries, and is improving its capacity and technological strength through its innovation, creativity, expertise and experienced workforce, while looking to the future with confidence on the strength of its product and service quality that complies with the changing market conditions.”
Kirman underlined that they continued to create value for all stakeholders, “As Sisecam, we conduct our operations with the aim of sustainable growth. In this context, we have commissioned the largest glass packaging furnace in Turkey, and continue our investments, taking bold steps towards our goals.”
Kirman recalled that the Eskisehir Glass Packaging Plant was established in 2013 with cutting-edge technology, adding that, “We are glad that our fourth furnace investment at this modern plant has made another contribution to the economy and production in Eskisehir.”
Kirman stated that Sisecam Group’s existing facilities were constantly being renewed due to technological developments, adding that, “We continue to produce with the latest technology thanks to the fourth furnace installed and equipped in accordance with the Industry 4.0 strategy at the Eskisehir Glass Packaging Plant.”
One of the most established enterprises in Turkey, Sisecam Group is a global actor in business fields including all main areas of glass industry, i.e. flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and glass fiber, as well as soda and chromium chemicals. Today Sisecam, the world’s leading supplier of chromium compounds and the 10th largest soda ash producer in the world, is the 3rd largest glassware, the 5th largest glass packaging and flat glass manufacturer globally.