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History

1969

  • Soda Sanayii AŞ was established.​

1971

  • Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ was established with the purpose of manufacturing glass tissue.​

1973

  • Cam Elyaf Sanayii AŞ acquired know-how from NGF Japan, and began production of glass-fiber reinforced materials.​

1975

  • Soda Sanayii AŞ began producing soda ash.
  • Cam Elyaf Sanayii A.Ş. started production of glass fiber as they started their first oven.

1976

  • Roving production started at Cam Elyaf Sanayii A.Ş.​

1979

  • Kromsan Krom Bileşikleri Plant was established.​

1981

  • Cam Elyaf Sanayii A.Ş. started production of polyester resin with the license from SAVID SpA.​

1982

  • Kromsan Krom Bileşikleri Plant was commissioned.​

1986

  • ​Kromsan Krom Bileşikleri Plant merged with Soda Sanayii AŞ.​

1988

  • Camiş Madencilik AŞ was established.​

1993

  • Soda plant acquired TS-ISO 9002 KGS certification.​

1994

  • The support center at the Tuzla plant began offering improvement and technical support services regarding chromium chemicals.

1996

  • Oxyvit Kimya Sanayii ve Ticaret AŞ was founded as a partnership of Şişecam and Cromital SpA of Italy.​

1997

  • The first phase of the two-phase extension project of Soda Sanayii A.Ş.’s Soda Plant was commissioned, increasing the production of soda ash.
  • Şişecam became a partner of the privatized Bulgarian soda ash manufacturer Sodi, along with Solvay (Belgium) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
  • Mitracam Plastik Sanayii ve Ticaret A.Ş. is founded as a joint venture between Cam Elyaf Sanayii A.Ş. and German Mitras Group.
  • Şişecam Bulgaria Ltd was founded to streamline efforts in Bulgaria and surrounding markets.

1998

  • The chromic acid production plant was commissioned by Kromsan Krom Bileşikleri.
  • The technology used to generate sodium bicarbonate at Kromsan was replaced by a new production technology, which brought the standards of Western producers and increased production capacity.
  • Camiş Egypt Mining Ltd was founded for raw material supply.
  • Madencilik Sanayii ve Ticaret Ltd. Şti. was founded.

1999

  • A limestone/dolomite grinding plant was established at Mersin Organized Industrial Site.
  • Oxyvit began producing Vitamin K3.

2000

  • The shares of Soda Sanayii AŞ were successfully offered to the public on the Istanbul Stock Exchange.​

2001

  • Soda Sanayii AŞ Soda Plant voluntarily signed the “Triple Commitment.”
  • The Kromsan Plant stopped producing sodium sulfide, while the expansion investment for chromic acid was completed and the production capacity was doubled.
  • Camiş Madencilik AŞ held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Kurucaşile-Bartın plant.
  • Oxyvit began producing all the derivatives of Vitamin K3.

2003

  • Şişecam (Shanghai) Trading Co. Ltd. was founded in Shanghai to become the center for the Far East operations of the Chemicals Group.​

2005

  • Soda Sanayii AŞ signed an equal-share partnership deal with Cromital, a local chromium chemicals producer in Italy.​

2006

  • Lukavac Soda Plant (FSL), a soda producer founded in Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Tuzla Canton in 1893 was acquired.
  • ​Sintan Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ was founded as an equal-share partnership by Şişecam AŞ ve Cromital SpA.

2008

  • Soda Sanayii AŞ acquired 83 percent of İşbank’s shares in Asmaş Ağır Sanayi Makineleri AŞ.​

2010

  • Dost Gaz Depolama AŞ was founded with 84.94-percent partnership of Soda Sanayii AŞ.
  • 50 percent of the shares of R.K. Vijenac d.o.o. Limestone Plant in the Tuzla Kanton of Bosnia-Herzegovina was acquired.

2011

  • The remaining 50 percent of Cromital SpA shares were acquired and Soda Sanayii AŞ became the sole owner of the company.
  • ​CAM-SER Madencilik AŞ merged with CAMİŞ Madencilik AŞ.

2012

  • Soda Sanayii AŞ Chromic Acid, White Sodium Sulfate and Oxygen Plant was commissioned.
  • The Cogeneration Plant under Camiş Elektrik Üretim AŞ became part of Soda Sanayii.
  • Sintan Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ was sold.

2013

  • Camiş Madencilik AŞ completed the investment for the 1st Line of the Karabük Kuvars Kumu Hazırlama Plant, and the line was commissioned in December 2013.​

2014

  • ​Asmaş was sold on July 15, 2014

2015

  • ​​Soda Lukavac Plant in Bosnia Herzegovina reached a capacity of 500.000 tons/year with the additional capacity investments.​

2016

  • ​​The New Steam Boiler was put into operation at the Soda Lukavac Plant in Bosnia Herzegovina.

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