Turkish "Trakya Cam Sanayii A.S." is implementing its second project in the special economic zone "Alabuga"

12 August 2011
Trakya Cam and Saint Gobain the two world automotive glass manufacturing giants continue cooperation in investing in the production in Tatarstan by creating a JSC «Automative Glass Alliance Rus» in order to meet the growing demand for high quality products in the Russian market of automotive glass.

Companies merge to produce frontal, side and rear car windows for passenger cars and small commercial vehicles.

As we all know, Russia has one of the most attractive markets for global automotive glass industry with high potential for growth. The growth of car market should be provided with materials, components and services at the local level by local suppliers. Glass is one of the main components of the auto industry and its production should be localized for reasons of quality and logistics.

Due to that, on the 2nd of August Mehmet Ali Tiryaki, CEO of Turkish company JSC «Alliance automates Glass Rus' and the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Oleg Saveliev signed an agreement on industrial-production activity on the territory of industrial special economic zone in Yelabuga district of the Republic of Tatarstan.

These companies already have experience of working together at the site of the SEZ «Alabuga». Earlier, in September 2010, «Truck Eng voice» was opened for the production of sheet glass.

«Sisecam» company within its unit «Trakya Cam Sanayii AS» has large experience in the production of automotive glass and services the largest car manufacturers in Europe.

Saint Gobain Sekurit is one of the three largest manufacturers of float glass in the world and one of the largest manufacturers of automotive glass in Europe. The company owns manufacturing facilities and commercial enterprises in 20 countries; 13,300 employees are working at 40 factories; the amount of profit is 1.87 billion euros. Every second car in Europe is equipped with glass produced by Saint Gobain Sekurit.

Total cost of the project is 1.8 billion rubles. JSC «Alliance automates Glass Rus» will produce 800,000 sets of automotive glass, which is 2.2 million sq. m. of glass. Its capacity can be increased to one million after the first 5 years, depending on market conditions. 265 working places are expected to be created within the project.

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