Şişecam Group has opened its GlassCorp automotive glass facility in Romania, the largest Turkish investment in the country.

The facility is part of Şişecam Group’s sustainable growth target.

After acquiring GlassCorp in 2012 Şişecam has invested €65 million in this new glass plant.

The opening ceremony was attended by Romania’s Prime Minister Mr. Victor Ponta, who noted that the automotive supply industry is one of the most important factors behind Romania’s development.

Prof. Ahmet Kırman, Şişecam Group Vice Chairman and CEO, said, “Driving half of its sales income from international markets, our group has manufacturing operations in 13 countries across a vast geographical area ranging from Russia to Germany and from Egypt to India.

“We focused on investment opportunities in Romania in 2012 not only because of our technological development and capacity increase requirements, but also our efforts towards expanding our reach.”

The facility, which is the largest automotive glass manufacturer of Romania, will provide 300 job opportunities in the Buzau region.

Caption: (Left to Right) Executive Vice President for Flat Glass Business of Şişecam Group, Reha Akçakaya; Ambassador of Republic of Turkey in Romania, Koray Ertaş; Şişecam Group Vice Chairman and CEO, Prof. Ahmet Kırman; Prime Minister of Romania, Victor Ponta; President of Romanian Senate, Calin Popescu Tariceamo.