Furnace Firing Ceremony from Şişecam Flat Glass in Bulgaria

06 Ağustos 2019

 

Şişecam Group continues its investments in Bulgaria where it operates in flat glass,automotive glass,glassware and chemicals business lines. Şişecam Flat Glass plant in Targovishte fired the flat glass furnace renewed with an investment of 42 million Euros at a ceremony held on July 2, 2019. At the ceremony attended by the Minister of Economy of Bulgaria Emil Karanikolov, the  Member of Parliament Venka Stoyanova,Targovishte Governor Mitko Staikov and Targovishte Mayor Dr. Darin Dimitrov, Şişecam Group Vice Chairman and CEO Prof. Ahmet Kırman said that their investment in Bulgaria reached 600 million Euros in total and added,“Our Group contributes to the Bulgarian economy with the employment of about 3,250 people as a result of our operations.”

Şişecam Group Vice Chairman and CEO Prof. Ahmet Kırman hosted the ceremony attended by the Minister of Economy of Bulgaria Emil Karanikolov, the Member of Parliament Venka Stoyanova, Targovishte Governor Mitko Staikov and Targovishte Mayor Dr. Darin Dimitrov. Giving a speech at the ceremony held with the participation of over 300 invitees including the customers of Şişecam Flat Glass in Europe, architects and sector professionals as well as the Şişecam Group executives and employees, Prof. Ahmet Kırman drew attention to the fact that Şişecam was a global actor in all main areas of glass industry such as flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and glass fiber as well as soda and chrome compounds, and added, “We are the third largest glassware manufacturer and the fifth largest flat glass manufacturer in the world. We rank seventh in synthetic soda production, and are the leader in chrome chemicals in the world. We are a Group on an international scale with our 22,000 employees, production activities spreading across 13 countries in three continents and sales to over 150 countries. With our new soda investment in the US, we will increase the number of countries of operation to 14.”