Sisecam to open third glass plant in Bulgaria

Turkish glass maker Sisecam will open its third glass plant at Targovishte, north-eastern Bulgaria, at the beginning of 2007, its local Trakia Glass Bulgaria unit said on 13 December 2006.
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Turkish glass maker Sisecam will open its third glass plant at Targovishte, north-eastern Bulgaria, at the beginning of 2007, its local Trakia Glass Bulgaria unit said on 13 December 2006. The latest addition to the glass-manufacturing complex will make mirrors and items to order using flat glass made by another Sisecam unit in Targovishte. Sisecam“s flagship Bulgarian unit was a household glassware plant which started operations in July 2005. In early 2006 the company added a flat glass plant. The two plants consume 200,000 tonnes of sand and 60,000 tonnes of sodium carbonate per annum supplied by local firms. Sisecam invested EUR 5.0 million (USD 6.6 million) in a logistics unit to handle the company“s booming sales and distribution network. Sisecam was the first foreign investor entitled to Bulgarian state funding for infrastructure for its USD 220 million (EUR 166.3 million) investment.