Şişecam ve ASELSAN will work together

Şişecam Group, a global player in all key areas of glass, will work together to develop joint projects with Turkey’s biggest defence elelctronics company ASELSAN.  Within the scope of the cooperation, it is aimed to develop domestic and national solutions in the areas of product composition and optimization standarts as well as the supply of  materials for the standards to be used in defence industry projects of ASELSAN.  

Aselsan and Şişecam Group signed a cooperation protocol in order to develop domestic and national solutions in the areas of product composition and optimization standarts as well as the supply of materials for the standards to be used in defence industry projects of ASELSAN. Within the scope of protocol signed, ASELSAN and Şişecam Group will work together with the aim to produce domestic and national solutions by combining their capabilities, opportinities and experiences from their long-standing history in their fields of activity. 

ASELSAN Chairman of the Board and General Manager Prof.Dr. Haluk GÖRGÜN, Deputy General Manager for Corporate Governance Assoc.Prof Hakan KARATAŞ, Deputy Chairman  and General Manager  of Şişecam Group Prof Dr. Ahmet KIRMAN, Head of Research and Technological Development Prof. Dr. Şener OKTİK partipicated in the signing ceremnoy of the cooperation protocol realized in ASELSAN Macunköy facilities with the aim of creating ground for joint works.   

Within the scope of cooperation to be carried out in two phases, including preliminary work and the production of prototypes, which will be valid for at least two year, development of a wide range of glass and glass ceramic materials for use in various equipment to be developed by ASELSAN especially for periscope glasses for our national tanks is aimed. According to the needs of the equipment to be used, the materials are planned to be resistant to thermal shock, high in strength and have different optical performances from conventional glasses. It is aimed that the compositions of these products that ASELSAN will use, to be developed by Şişecam and to be produced domestically and nationally at all stages starting from raw material.    

Deputy Chairman and General Manager of Şişecam Group  Prof. Dr. Ahmet KIRMAN, in his speech  at the ceremony, with emphasizing that they continue to create value for Turkey, said “Founded in 1935 with the mission of establishing and develoing the glass industry of our  country, our Group has gained  a voice in its field in  the World over the past 80 years and has continued to create value for our country at every stage of tis  deep rooted history. Our group, which carries out its production activities with 43 facilities, in 13 countries and on 3 continents is the 3rd biggest manufacturer of glassware in the world and fifth biggest in glass packaging  and  flat glass.  In addition to being one of the first 10 biggest soda producers in the world, Şişecam is the World leader in chromium chemicals.  I believe that the signature we have signed with ASELSAN, which has become a company on an international scale by developing its activities in 1975 in order to meet the national and original communication needs  of Turkish Armed Forces, for cooperation is very meaningful in this respect. “I believe that the two deep rooted organizations will undertake important  projects together with their knowledge and experience in their fields of acitivity”    

ASELSAN Chairman of the Board and General Manager Prof.Dr. Haluk GÖRGÜN, in  his speech at the ceremony said the following:

“Our precedence is to meet the needs of our country in the field of defence with national and domestic solutions. ASELSAN currently  has  more  than 400 projects carried out concurrently. Some of them are large projects known in the public,  some of them are special projects that started in regard to the need of our security forces. We want to make the most of any talent developed or maybe developed domestically. We have  a very strong and serious engineering capability. We produce a wide range of products and systems from military systems to civlian systems. Almost all of the road toll collection systems on highways are our products. In addition to all these,  we are now working on the production of X-ray and MRI devices in the health sector. We attach special importance to cooperation with all companies  that will work and produce with us in these  sectors”