Turkey’s glass industry is gaining momentum internationally, with exports worth more than US$12 billion to 175 countries in the last decade. Başak Tasdalen Efe, Chairman of METIS Consulting, evaluates the potential of Turkish manufacturers in the glass supply sector and the latest developments in the industry.
london , The Turkish glass industry is on a remarkable upward trajectory, with manufacturers set to showcase their latest innovations at the upcoming Eurasia Glass Fair taking place in Istanbul on 11-14 November. In anticipation of this prestigious event, Başak Tasdalen Efe, Chairperson of Metis Consulting, a leading facade and glass solutions company, highlighted the growing global demand for glass supplies from Turkish manufacturers. Efe emphasized that the Eurasia Glass Fair provides an ideal platform for creating new business partnerships, inviting international investors to join the event to explore the potential of Turkish manufacturers.
According to a recent report by Glass Alliance Europe, Turkey is one of Europe’s top three supplier countries, accounting for 11.4% of Europe’s 5.5 million tonnes of glass imports. The country, which has significantly increased its glass production in recent years, is now one of the world’s largest glass producers.
Tasdalen Efe commented, “Over the past decade, Turkey’s glass industry has achieved remarkable export figures, surpassing US$12 billion. In 2022 alone, our industry will achieve more than US$1.5 billion in exports. achieved a domestic added value ratio of 79% and made a substantial contribution to the Turkish economy. METIS Consulting, specializing in façade consulting for large-scale projects, is continuously expanding its presence in the sector year after year. As we commemorate the 100th On the anniversary of the Republic of Turkey, we strongly believe that the glass industry will play an important role in shaping the second century of our country.
Turkiye is a formidable power with glass production of 4.2 million tonnes annually
Başak Tasdalen Efe underlined the significant progress made by the Turkish glass industry in the global market, especially in the wake of supply chain disruptions. He commented, “Our industry has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in glass production, especially in the area of value-added products, with a production capacity of 4.2 million tonnes. Our success is due to our unwavering commitment towards high product quality, ingenuity of our workforce and firm adherence to on-time delivery principles. As a result, we have not only deepened our presence in existing markets but also successfully entered new areas.”
“With over two decades of experience in facade and glass solutions, our footprint extends beyond Turkiye to cities such as Toronto, New York, London, Luxembourg and Tel Aviv. We provide comprehensive services from concept development to facade consultation and product procurement to effectively guide investors. Through our efforts, we contribute to the adoption of glass, a sustainable solution that is in line with the environmental needs of our planet.
Metis Consulting connects global investors and Turkish glass manufacturers
Highlighting the environmental importance of glass as a fully recyclable material, Tasdalen Efe stressed, “It is important to recognize that architectural glass is a key component in the fight against climate change. The use of coated glass in buildings not only leads to energy conservation but also serves as an important driver in realizing the objectives outlined in the Paris Climate Agreement and reducing global warming. Additionally, the adoption of cutting-edge technologies including automation, digitalization, integration of culverts and implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions further enhances this efficiency.
He concluded his remarks by saying, “Turkish glass manufacturers are actively taking measures to protect our planet and reduce carbon emissions in production, thereby reducing the impact of carbon taxation. We act as an intermediary, connecting investors from around the world to the vast potential of Turkish manufacturers, promoting sustainable practices and contributing to our shared goal of environmental protection.