On 8 October, Alabuga special economic zone inaugurated two new plant of Turkish Sisecam: Trakya Glass Rus (construction glass production) and Automotive Glass Alliance Rus (automotive glass).
Trakya Glass Rus is a joint project of Turkish Sisecam and French Saint-Gobain. The plant focuses on production of construction (sheet) glass, mirrors and lined glass. Total investments into the project stood at RUB 7 bn. The new plant created 250 jobs for residents of the republic. The plant is scheduled to produce up to 250 ktpa of products.
The second automotive glass plant Automotive Glass Alliance Rus, the officials say, is schedule to produce 6.4 m pieces of automotive glass p.a. It took circa RUB 3.9 bn of investments to implement the project. The operations use 311 employees.
The Turkish Sisecam group of companies invested over $300 mln in two plants in the territory of the Alabuga Special Economic Zone in Tatarstan, in the near future the investments may grow by $150 mln due to the production expansion, said Ahmet Kırman, CEO of the group of companies.
Kirman noted, that Sisecam now invested over $1.1 bln in enterprised the territory of Russia and is considering new investments in future.
Trakya Glass Rus’ $200 mln worth Turkish and French plant producing sheet glass and mirrors was built in the Alabuga Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Tatarstan. Head of the PR department of the SEZ Mikhail Mironov told the TASS reporter today, that the launch of production is expected on July 5.
Turkish company Sisecam has completed construction of two glass manufacturing plants in the Alabuga Special Economic Zone. One of the plants will produce glass for automobiles. The announcement was made by interim President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov at a meeting with Turkish Member of Parliament Cemil Çiçek.
“The two Sisecam plants are ready; they will manufacture sheet glass and glass for automobiles. I hope we can hold high-level openings of these factories,” Minnikhanov stated. He went on to point out that Turkish business ranks first in Tatarstan in terms of the number of joint ventures in the republic, with a total of 280 such enterprises. “Twenty-six per cent of foreign investments in Tatarstan come from Turkey,” he stressed.
Both plants are ready to be put into operation. Sisecam is the sole investor and operator of the sheet glass manufacturing facilities, while the automobile glass factory was built with French partners.
The total investment in both plants is 15 billion roubles (around $300 million).
A Turkish delegation led by Cemil Çiçek is currently in Tatarstan. A memorandum was signed today on expanding cooperation between the State Council of the Republic of Tatarstan and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. The document is aimed at strengthening inter-parliamentary ties and developing mutually beneficial business contacts.
Earlier in Moscow, Cemil Çiçek stated that Turkey sees Russia as a reliable partner, both in bilateral relations and in global affairs. “We are pleased to see that relations between our two countries are actively developing. We see Russia as a reliable partner, not only in bilateral relations, but also on a regional and global scale,” Çiçek said at a meeting with State Duma Chairman Sergey Naryshkin.
Çiçek noted the special role that the “warm and friendly” relations between the Presidents of Russia and Turkey played in the development of ties between the two countries.
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