Şişecam, a global player in the glass and chemicals industries, was honored with the Chairman of the Year (Chairman Dell’Anno) award at the Le Fonti Awards. This prestigious awards platform is organized by Le Fonti, a leading business news broadcasting company in Italy, an important gateway to Western Europe for Şişecam. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman, Şişecam Chairman and Executive Member of the Board, received the award at a ceremony held in Milan, Italy on October 6th.
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman stated: “Şişecam has been conducting business operations in Italy since 2005 with its value-added investments in different areas. Italy is a special country with great strategic importance for us. We are steadily moving forward on our journey to create value with our sustainability-oriented practices and development-based approach that includes all our stakeholders. We would like to thank Le Fonti TV, a leading broadcasting company in Italy, for this special award that crowns Şişecam’s global achievements and makes us very proud.”
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman, stated: “Şişecam, a global player in the glass and chemicals industries, ranks in the top five globally in its core business areas. In our pursuit of sustainable value-creating growth and global excellence, we conduct manufacturing operations in 14 countries on four continents at 45 facilities with 24,000 employees. We are focused on investing and growing further to become one of the world’s top three players in our core business areas. Şişecam is committed to creating sustainable value in every geography where it operates. To ensure our ongoing success, we focus on achieving excellence across all our business operations and processes while effectively managing our robust and agile global organization. At Şişecam, we believe that healthy growth is only possible with an inclusive approach that supports the development of our entire ecosystem. With this perspective, we are implementing innovative projects and initiatives to improve the environment, society, and life in every territory where we operate.”
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman stated that Italy, where Şişecam engages in chromium, flat glass, and refractories production, is an important gateway to Western Europe. He continued: “We are expanding our business activities in Italy, which started in 2005, with new investments. Currently, we employ 550 people in the country and Şişecam is the largest Turkish investor in Italy. We are also the leading manufacturer of flat glass in the country. Şişecam contributes to Italy’s economy with its value-added products, employment opportunities, and exports. We are pleased that the significant value we add to the country’s economy is recognized and appreciated. In 2019, I was honored with the with the honor of “Cavaliere” of the Order of the Star of Italy, bestowed by the President of the Italian Republic. This distinction was a source of tremendous pride for me. Today, I am very pleased once again to receive such a meaningful award from Le Fonti TV. I would like to thank for this special award. I sincerely believe that Şişecam’s strong cooperation with Italy will continue and contribute to our ongoing global success story.”
Şişecam was founded in 1935 to establish Turkey’s glass industry in line with the vision of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Today, Şişecam is a strong global player in the fields of glass and chemicals. Şişecam is the only global company operating in all core areas of glass production – including flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, and glass fiber. Currently, Şişecam ranks among the world’s top two manufacturers of glassware and the top five producers of glass packaging and flat glass. Şişecam is one of the three largest soda ash producers in the world and the world leader in chromium chemicals.
Şişecam plays a leading role in the flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, chemicals, automotive, glass fiber, mining, energy and recycling business lines. Şişecam operates production facilities in Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russian Federation, Georgia, Ukraine, Egypt, India, and the USA in addition to Turkey.
Şişecam is taking major steps towards its goal of becoming one of the world’s top three manufacturers in its main fields of activity. Driven forward by its highly competent human resources and smart technologies, Şişecam is continuously transforming its digital infrastructure and corporate culture taking into account the needs of the future. With 86 years of experience and 24,000 employees, Şişecam conducts production activities in 14 countries on four continents and operates a sales network in more than 150 countries worldwide. Şişecam is moving forward on its growth journey in line with its Global Excellence strategy and powered by an inclusive approach that supports the development of its entire ecosystem. Şişecam takes responsibility for protecting the planet, empowering society and transforming life with its CareforNext strategy, which is compliant with and centered around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Şişecam uses all its experience and competencies to promote sustainable development in every aspect.