Şişecam Group vice chairman and CEO Ahmet Kırman has been awarded with the medal of the Republic of Tatarstan for “Valorous Labor” in recognition of his contributions to the economic cooperation and the development of investments. Tatarstan Republic of the Russian Federation president Rustam Minnikhanov presented the “Medal for Valorous Labor” to Kırman at a presidential ceremony.
“Focusing its investment strategy on value-creating growth, our group continues to create social and economic value across all of the geographies in which it operates,” said Kırman at the event.
Kırman added that as the only global player active in all three-core business areas of the glass industry, Şişecam Group has investments in flat glass, glassware and glass packaging across the Russian Federation.
“Our group has an annual production capacity of over 1.5 million tons in Russian Federation and total sum of our investments is over $1.2 billion. Our group has ultimately added the flat glass investments in the Republic of Tatarstan to its investments in Russian Federation including glass packaging and glassware. The flat glass plant that we established with the Saint-Gobain partnership through an investment worth $210 million was commissioned in 2014 with a capacity of 230,000 tons per year,” he said. “… Currently, our total investments in Tatarstan amount to $350 million along with additional and sustained investments. Thanks to our investments in the flat glass and automotive glass plants, our group further achieved significant success and became an important player in the flat glass market in the region as well.”