Producing specially designed glass packaging with various volumes and colors for the food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics sectors, Şişecam Glass Packaging Group has a history that dates back to 1935, when the first plant was founded in Paşabahçe-Beykoz. Demand rapidly increased after that date, and production had to be transferred to the Topkapı Bottle Plant in 1969; in 1976, Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. company in Mersin was acquired. NNPB, which is an important milestone in glass packaging technology, was used for the first time at this plant in 1988.
All companies and plants operating as part of the glass packaging were incorporated under Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ in 2000. The Group’s domestic production plants further grew with the addition of Bursa Yenişehir and Eskişehir plants in 2006 and 2013, respectively, further cementing the leadership of the Group in the industry.
Şişecam Glass Packaging Group aims to become an international glass packaging supplier that is a regional leader thanks to investments and cooperation initiatives in surrounding countries, and owes half of its turnover to foreign operations. As such, its first investment outside Turkey was the acquisition of the Mina Plant in Georgia in 1997. This investment was followed by the establishment of Ruscam Glass Packaging company which was founded to follow the opportunities offered by the dynamic structure of the Russian market and to carry out the operations in Russia in 2002. Ruscam started to operate the Gorokhovets Plant as of 2002, the Pokrovsky Plant as of 2004, the Ufa Plant as of 2005, the Kirishi Plant as of 2008, and the Kuban Plant as of 2009
Şişecam Glass Packaging has most recently acquired an existing glass packaging plant in Merefa, Ukraine in 2011, thus increasing its production capacity abroad to 1.3 million tons.
The Şişecam Glass Packaging Group currently has a total production capacity of 2.3 million tons/year, which makes it the biggest glass packaging producer in Turkey, and the fifth biggest in Europe and the world. The business continues its production in a total of ten plants, three of which are in Turkey, five in Russia, one in Ukraine and one in Georgia.