Şişecam Group reported consolidated net sales of TL 8.4 billion (roughly US$2.3 billion) and a net profit of more than TL 1 billion (roughly US$2.8 million) for the full-year 2016.

The Group's total investments reached TL 1.2 billion in the same period.

In 2016, Şişecam, a group with manufacturing activities in 13 countries in three continents, produced more than 4.6 million tons of glass, more than 2.3 million tons of soda and more than 3.8 million tons of industrial raw materials.

Prof. Ahmet Kırman, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: "In 2016, our consolidated net sales have surpassed TL 8.4 billion.

“The share of our international sales representing the total amount of exports from Turkey and sales from overseas production is 54% in our consolidated sales.

“During the same period, international sales volume reached US$1.5 billion.

“Thanks to ongoing efforts to optimise the cost structure and the geographical distribution of production activities, consolidated EBITDA reached TL 2.1 billion in the same period,”

Şişecam Group reported total investments of TL 1.2 billion and continued to support the national economy with an export volume of US$696 million in 2016.

"Our aim is to further strengthen our financial structure by focusing on sustainability in such a way as to support our growth potential in the near future.

“Efforts to optimise production facilities and the cost structure will continue at an increasing pace, with a special emphasis on increased use of automated systems," Kırman noted.