Trakya Cam is the first company to deploy the "float technology" among the East European, Balkan, Middle Eastern and North African countries with its first float line that became operational in 1981. Trakya Cam has pioneered the development of the flat glass industry in Turkey and in the region with its investments of float glass, automotive glass, processed glasses and through its wide range of product portfolio.
In accordance with its vision of leadership in the region and its strategy of multi-focus production, Trakya Cam inaugurated the first float line of the Balkan Region in 2006 under the identity of Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD, which is the subsidiary of Trakya Cam and the plants of mirror and tempered glass successively. Trakya Cam opened its automotive glass plant in 2010, where it plans to make production for the Balkan and European markets.
Moreover, Trakya Cam, via its subsidiary of Trakya Yenişehir Cam Sanayii A.Ş., continues its fast growth in Turkey through its two float lines and a coated glass plant that started operation in 2007, and a laminated glass plant that was inaugurated in 2008.
Trakya Cam ranks among the top six flat glass companies in the world and top four companies in Europe by its production capacity in seven float lines. Additionally, in the fields of automotive, home appliances and energy, continues its operations as a strong glass supplier to the expanding focal points in Europe and its region. The company has reached the level of $751 million net sales with its 2.768 employees in FY 2011.
Trakya Cam has taken a strategic step in 2009, with the decision to jointly develop its flat glass activities with Saint-Gobain, which is one of the biggest companies of the industry, in Egypt and Russia.
According to this decision, Trakya Cam acquired 14.87% stake in the project that Saint-Gobain had been carrying on with a local investor. The plant in Egypt was inaugurated in July 2010.
Additionally, these two strong companies of the flat glass industry, keep working to make large-scale investments in the fields of flat glass and automotive glass in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia.
Trakya Cam continues its activities and investments within the scope of its vision of being the leading producer in its region by competing in its target markets through its high quality products which stand on a strong technology basis and fully meet customers needs.