May 8, 2024 Latest Updates0

Sisecam, a global player in the glass and chemicals industries, convened with its business partners at the Sisecam Global Supplier Summit, themed ‘United to Collaborate’.

08.05.2024 – The global giant, with production activities spread across 14 countries on four continents, Sisecam convened with its business partners at the ‘Sisecam Global Supplier Summit’, organized under the theme of ‘United to Collaborate’.
Sisecam’s Chairman and Executive Member of the Board of Directors Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kırman called for working together to build a better world in his opening speech at the Summit. Prof. Dr. Kırman stated, “The global glass industry, which has played an important role in the development of humanity and has now reached a volume of USD 250 billion, must work together with common sense and collaboration to become carbon neutral and achieve sustainability goals.”

A New Business Model from Sisecam

Sisecam’s CEO Gorkem Elverici shared the company’s new projects aimed at transforming the industry in his speech describing Sisecam’s transformation journey. Elverici said, “Alongside our deep-rooted history, we are undergoing a transformation process focused on technology and sustainability. Strengthened by strategic steps such as digitalization and One Sisecam, our company is working on a business model that will contribute to the development of the industry using 89 years of know-how. With our ‘Plant of the Future’ business model, we aim to transform the industry. Our main objective with this initiative is to use cutting-edge technology to optimize costs from the vision and design stages and to continuously improve all production processes.”

Elverici, who emphasized that this new business model will play a significant role in reducing energy consumption, stated, “The glass industry is an energy-intensive sector. Therefore, there is a high level of energy consumption in production processes. Our new business model, Plant of the Future, will reduce energy consumption and develop environmentally friendly production models through the capabilities of using cutting edge applications and alternative energy. Through renewable energy projects adapted to our business model, we aim to reduce carbon emissions during glass production. This as a significant opportunity for the sustainability of our industry.”

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 the world’s leader manufacturer of glassware and among the top five producers of glass packaging and flat glass. Sisecam is one of the three largest soda producers in the world and the world 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 Türkiye.

Sisecam who takes firm steps towards its goal of becoming one of the world’s top 3 manufacturers in its main fields of activity, with its competent human resources and smart technologies, and uninterruptedly continues to transform its digital infrastructure and culture by taking into account the future necessities. Sisecam who has 88 years of experience, more than 24 thousand employees, production activities in 14 countries on four continents, and a sales network of more than 150 countries, continues its growth journey with an inclusive approach that supports the development of company’s 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.