The latest greenfield glass container factory to enter production in Turkey has used Heye International’s manufacturing expertise.

Bastürk Cam container glassmaker is located at the heart of the Malatya agricultural region of Eastern Anatolia.

It was established to meet growing local glass packaging demand.

The first phase of the recently commissioned glassworks features a 300 tonnes/day glass melting furnace, serving three Heye International 12-section SpeedLine IS machines.

The machines have been designed for 6 1/4in double gob operations and 4 1/4in triple gob operations installation, with short conversion times. Even a single gob production has been realised.

All three lines have been set up to make flint bottles and food jars.

At the cold end, Heye International has co-operated with Iris Inspection machines to deliver a combination of Heye SmartLine and Iris Evolution 12 and Evolution 5 quality control equipment solutions.

The Bastürk glassworks brings valuable jobs to the town of Malatya, the 300 new recruits have been trained by Heye experts locally and in Germany.

“We have combined the best engineering and manufacturing features to meet our customers’ highest quality needs” Bastürk Cam confirms.

“Focusing on harmonising with international standards and continuous improvement in all of our activities, the glassworks project aims to capture the success achieved by the Bastürkler Sirketler Group elsewhere around the world.”

An interview with Bastürk Cam General Manager, Muhammed Yalcinkaya, appeared in the May 2018 issue of Glass International.