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GCA Makes Massive Investment in Turkish Glass Container Industry

, GCA

As a Gürok Holding company, GCA continues the Holding’s experience of over 25 years in glassware production with an innovative approach into glass container manufacturing and proceeds with new factory investments at full steam. Following the commissioning of its second factory in the Kütahya First Organized Industrial Zone last February, GCA has nearly doubled its daily production capacity of 420 metric tons with an additional 400 metric tons. It has also increased employment by 100 percent, reaching 500 employees. Finally, it has announced two new factory investments for the production of white (flint) and green (colored) glass containers with the goal of completing a third in 2022, and a fourth in 2023. These factories will be built in the Kütahya First Organized Industrial Zone with each boasting a daily production capacity of 500 metric tons, totaling 1.000 metric tons. These two new glass container factories will also be the largest furnaces to be built by GCA. By 2023, GCA’s annual production capacity will increase from 1 billion to 2.5 billion units thanks to an additional 1.800 metric tons. It will also increase its employee headcount to 1.200 by creating new jobs for 700 people. The infrastructure for GCA’s new production site has been designed to reach a daily production capacity of 2.500 metric tons with a total of five furnaces in foreseeable future.

“We will increase the number of export countries to over 50.”

Speaking on their factory investments, GCA General Manager Abdullah Gayret, Ph.D. said: “With our creative and innovative vision, expert engineers and design teams, we as GCA always strive to offer the highest-quality products to our customers in the glass container industry, who we regard as our business partners. In line with this goal, we continue our investments at full steam with a commitment to create added value for our country’s economy. Following our second factory commissioned in February, we began the construction of our third factory to be completed next year. We aim to lay the groundwork for our fourth factory as soon as possible, and complete its construction in 2023. With these investments, we plan to increase our share in Turkey’s glass container production capacity from 15 percent to 20 percent, and then to 25 percent, while reaching out to new customers with our new product portfolio. With these two factory investments, we will grow the market by 16 percent on our own and become the second-largest glass container manufacturer in Turkey.

We export to more than 40 countries, primarily the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Australia and the United States, and we aim to increase the number of these countries to over 50 with our new investments. With these new factories, we will both increase our production capacity and respond more effectively to the increasing market demand to become a global player. With the increased capacity created by our new investments, we will both increase our export volume and make a significant contribution to employment. We are very happy to continue this exciting journey with all our business partners and new investments.”

 

ABOUT GCA

Established in 2015, GCA continues Gürok Holding’s experience and knowledge of over 25 years in glassware production with an innovative approach into glass container business. GCA is rapidly progressing towards becoming one of the top players in the international glass container industry by achieving significant success in Turkey and abroad. It exports to more than 40 countries, with a particularly strong presence in the Middle East, Europe and Africa. With effective and sustainable R&D studies, GCA successfully carries out projects that will propel Turkey’s glass container industry forward. Prioritizing respect for the environment and people and high-quality and safe production, GCA is committed to adding value to the national economy and its customers, whom it deems its “Business Partners.”

Deemed worthy of national and international design awards on several occasions, GCA plays a global role as a member of the European Glass Container Federation (FEVE), which works for the development of the global glass container industry. It operates in accordance with ISO 9001 Quality Management System and BRC/PM Product Safety Management Systems in all processes from design to sales and marketing activities. As a top player in the glass container industry, GCA also supports international recycling and sustainability efforts with various projects in line with its principles of environmentally friendly production. GCA is a member of the Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association (ASD) and the Bottled Water Producers Association (SUDER), and is a Board Member on the Çevko Board of Directors.

Located in the Kütahya First Organized Industrial Zone, GCA facilities use the latest technology and full automation systems at every stage from production to quality control and packaging. Forever investing in the future, GCA has designed its infrastructure to produce with multiple glass melting furnaces. Accordingly, it has nearly doubled its production capacity with its new factory commissioned in 2021. With new furnace investments, the company is well on its way to become Turkey’s second-largest glass container manufacturer in 2023.

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