Sisecam's glass packaging unit, Anadolu Cam Sanayii, has fired Furnace D in its Eskişehir plant, Turkey.

The company fired the plant’s fourth furnace on the evening of July 24.

The furnace has a capacity of 150,000 tonnes a year and will increase the plant’s output by 15%.

Sisecam invested $66 million in the new furnace and has increased its glass packaging capacity in Turkey to 1.2 million tonnes.

Şişecam Group Vice Chairman and CEO Prof. Ahmet Kırman said: "We conduct our operations with the aim of sustainable growth.

"With the last investment, we have commissioned our highest-capacity glass packaging furnace in Turkey.”

Kırman recalled that the Eskişehir Glass Packaging Plant was established in 2013 with cutting-edge technology, and added: "We are glad that our fourth furnace investment at this modern plant has made another contribution to the economy and production in Eskişehir.

"We continue to produce with the latest technology thanks to the fourth furnace installed and equipped in accordance with the Industry 4.0 strategy at the Eskişehir Glass Packaging Plant."