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History

1935

  • Şişecam began the first production of glass packaging.

1969

  • Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. was established in Mersin.
  • Bottles and jars began to be produced at the Topkapı Plant. Bottle production at the Paşabahçe Glass Plant was transferred to the Topkapı Plant.

1973

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  • ​Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. began producing flat glass and bottles.​​

1975

  • Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. was incorporated into the Şişecam Group.
  • Rastaş Reform Ambalaj Sanayii A.Ş., which produced all types of caps and closures for glass packaging, was incorporated into the Şişecam Group.​

1985

  • The Glass Cullet Facility was founded for the purposes of cullet collection.​

1988

  • The Mersin Plant was the first to use NNPB (light bottle) production technology constituting an important milestone in the production technology of glass packaging.​​​

1990

  • Camtaş Düzcam ve Cam Ambalaj Pazarlama A.Ş. were founded to domestically and internationally market and sell flat glass and glass packaging products manufactured by Şişecam companies.​​

1991

  • ​Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. stopped producing flat glass.​

1995

  • Camtaş Düzcam and Cam Ambalaj Pazarlama A.Ş. were divided into two companies - Camtaş Düzcam Pazarlama A.Ş. and Cam Ambalaj Pazarlama A.Ş.​

1997

  • The third bottle production plant of Anadolu Cam started production in Çayırova.
  • The majority shares of the Georgian company Mina (Ksani Glass Packaging Plant) were acquired.​

1998

  • The Georgian Mina Plant acquired as part of the privatization efforts began production with a capacity of 20,000 tons/year.​

2000

  • Cam Ambalaj Pazarlama A.Ş., Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. (Mersin Plant), and Topkapı Şişe Sanayii A.Ş. (Topkapı and Çayırova Plants), which were subsidiaries of the Glass Packaging Group, were brought together under the roof of Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş.
  • A technical contract was signed with Ishuzuka of Japan concerning the Topkapı Plant of Anadolu Cam.​​

2002

  • The second furnace of the Georgian Mina Ksani Glass Packaging Plant was fired.
  • Bottle production began at the Gorokhovets Plant, the first investment in the Russian Federation.​​

2003

  • ​​The printing plant of the Anadolu Cam Topkapı Plant was moved from Çatalca to Gebze.
  • Cam Ambalaj Pazarlama A.Ş. and Makine Kalıp Sanayii A.Ş. were merged with Ferro Döküm Sanayii ve Ticaret A.Ş.
  • CAMSİAD (Glass Recycling Industrialists and Businessmen Association) was founded in order to support the volunteered efforts of city-dwellers in collecting glass packaging waste.​
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2004

  • ​​The Pokrovsky Plant, with a capacity of 80,000 tons/year, was acquired during the first half of 2004 in order to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the dynamic structure of the Russian market.
  • Anadolu Cam became a partner of the Balkum plant in order to supply consistent, high quality and economic sand for its growing glass packaging capacity in the Russian Federation.
  • The third furnace of Anadolu Cam's Ruscam Gorokhovets​ Plant was commissioned.
  • Anadolu Cam sales exceeded 500,000 tons​.​

2005

  • The foundation was laid for Anadolu Cam's Başkortostan-Ufa Plant.
  • The first furnace of the Ruscam Ufa Plant was fired.
  • The second furnace of the Ruscam Pokrovsky Plant was fired.

2006

  • The first furnace of the Anadolu Cam Yenişehir Sanayii A.Ş. Bursa Plant was fired.
  • The opening ceremony of the Anadolu Cam Yenişehir Sanayi A.Ş. was held with the participation of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey.
  • Ruscam Ufa was officially opened with a ceremony attended by President Murtaza G. Rahimov and Prime Minister Rafael Ibrahimovic Baydavletov of Bashkortostan, and Kürşad Tüzmen, Minister of State of Turkey.
  • The Glass Packaging Design Center was opened.

2007

  • ​The second furnace of Anadolu Cam Sanayii AŞ Yenişehir Plant was commissioned.
  • The third furnace of Ruscam Ufa Plant was fired.
  • The foundation was laid for the Ruscam Kuban Plant in the Krasnodar region of the Russian Federation.​​

2008

  • Anadolu Cam acquired the Kirishsky Stekolny Zavod Glass Packaging Plant in the Russian Federation.
  • The third furnace of the Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. Yenişehir Plant was fired.​

2009

  • The first furnace of the Ruscam Kuban Plant was fired.​

2010

  • Anadolu Cam acquired Merefa Glass in ​Ukraine.​

2011

  • The Merefa Plant in Ukraine began production.​​

2012

  • ​The Topkapı Plant was closed.
  • The fourth furnace of the Anadolu Cam Sanayii A.Ş. Yenişehir Plant was fired.
  • The foundation was laid for the Anadolu Cam Eskişehir Plant.​​

2013

  • The Anadolu Cam Eskişehir Plant began production.​​

2014

  • The second furnace at the Mina Glass Packaging Plant in Georgia was fired.​

2015

  • ​The third furnace with a capacity of 90.000 tons/year was fired at Anadolu Cam Eskişehir Sanayii A.Ş.

2016

  • Electricity Production from Waste Heat Recovery facility was put into operation at Anadolu Cam Yenişehir Sanayii A.Ş. Glass Packaging Plant.
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