Şişecam Group, a global actor in business fields including all main areas of glass industry -flat glass, glassware, glass packaging and glass fiber- as well as soda and chromium chemicals, increased its total consolidated net sales by 17.7% year-over-year in the first three months of 2018, reaching TL 3.1 billion. The Group reported a net profit of TL 569 million for the same period.
Şişecam, a group with manufacturing activities in 13 countries in three continents and sales in all over the world, produced 1.2 million tons of glass, 600,000 tons of soda and 900,000 tons of industrial raw materials in the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.
"In the first quarter, our consolidated net sales have reached TL 3.1 billion. The share of our international sales representing the total amount of exports from Turkey and sales from overseas production is 58% in our consolidated sales. During the same period, international sales volume reached TL 1.8 billion. Thanks to ongoing efforts to optimize the cost structure and the geographical distribution of production activities, consolidated EBITDA reached TL 907 million in the same period,” Prof. Ahmet Kırman, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said.
Total investments reached TL 300 million in the first quarter
Şişecam Group reported total investments of TL 300 million and continued to support the national economy with an export volume of USD 190 million in the first quarter of 2018.
"Our goal is to further strengthen our financial structure to maintain the continuity of the Group's steady growth line and to support our growth in the upcoming periods. While continuing to increase the speed of our efforts to optimize our production facilities, we will continue to optimize our costs using all efficient methods, including increased use of automated systems. We are constantly realizing our evaluations of policies to be followed in the direction of our objectives of sustainable profitable growth and operational excellence, taking into consideration the conditions of the global economy," Kırman noted.