Sisecam Highlights Its Strong Growth Journey in The Field of Soda Ash at The World Soda Ash Conference

October 16, 2023 Latest Updates0

Görkem Elverici, CEO of Sisecam, a global player in the fields of glass and chemical, presented Sisecam’s strong goals and growth journey at the World Soda Ash Conference held in Athens, Greece on October 10-12.

14.10.2023 – Sisecam, one of the world’s top two soda ash producers, met with key industry players at the World Soda Ash Conference as the main sponsor of the event.  Sisecam CEO Görkem Elverici shared Sisecam’s growth journey in the field of soda ash at the conference, which took place in Athens, Greece on October 10-12.

Görkem Elverici stated that Sisecam started soda ash production in Türkiye in 1969: “Our presence in the soda ash market was expanded by our investments in Bulgaria in 1997 and Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2006. Sisecam took its soda ash operations to a whole new level with its investments in the USA, which was started in 2019 and expanded in 2021. As a result of these investments, Sisecam is now one of the top two soda ash producers of the world.”

Görkem Elverici indicated that Sisecam’s soda ash investments in the USA are the most important step towards its vision of serving the entire soda ash market globally: “Our US soda ash investments have strengthened Sisecam’s presence in the global market and increased our flexibility. Our production operations in four countries have also reduced Sisecam’s geographic risks, which is one of the biggest problems in today’s world. As the largest vertically integrated player operating in all core areas of glass and chemicals production, Sisecam is present in the market both as a producer and a customer. This unique position gives Sisecam the ability to predict market fluctuations and exercise superior control over supply-demand management. Currently, Sisecam stands as one of the world’s two largest soda ash producers, with an impressive annual production capacity of 5 Million tons. Thanks to its natural soda ash investment in the USA, Sisecam is poised to become a world leader. With the US investment’s phased completion scheduled for 2028, Sisecam will have a global soda ash production capacity of over 10 Million tons per year.”

Görkem Elverici also pointed out another key investment that will create a logistics infrastructure and enable Sisecam to achieve its natural soda ash export targets in the USA.  “For the future logistics needs of our natural soda ash investment in the USA, Ciner Group and Sisecam Chemicals USA, -a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sisecam- has become a partner in Denmar US LLC, which will carry out the Stockton Port Management Project. In line with the phased completion of the US investment scheduled for 2028, Sisecam aims to start its

Stockton Port Management investment in 2027 with an annual capacity of 5 Million tons. At Sisecam, we are pursuing investments that will ensure our sustainable growth journey.”

About Sisecam

Sisecam was founded in 1935 to establish Turkey’s glass industry in line with the vision of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a great leader respected worldwide. Today, Sisecam is a major global player in the fields of glass and chemicals. Sisecam is the only global company operating in all core areas of glass production – including flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and glass fiber. Currently, Sisecam ranks among the world’s top two manufacturers of glassware and the top five producers of glass packaging and flat glass. Sisecam is one of the two largest soda producers in the world and the global leader in chromium chemicals.

Sisecam plays a leading role in the flat glass, glassware, glass packaging, chemicals, automotive, glass fiber, mining, energy and recycling business lines. Sisecam 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.

Sisecam 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, Sisecam is continuously transforming its digital infrastructure and corporate culture taking into account the needs of the future. With 88 years of experience and more than 24,000 employees, Sisecam conducts production activities in 14 countries on four continents and operates a sales network in more than 150 countries worldwide. Sisecam 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. Sisecam 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. Sisecam uses all its experience and competencies to promote sustainable development in every aspect.