The 4th Export Champions Award Ceremony was Held

At the 4th Champions of Export Award Ceremony, where the opening speeches were made by TİM President Mustafa Gültepe and Cement, Glass, ÇCSİB Chairman Erdem Çenesiz, the company that exports the most in 11 sub-sectors and increased its exports the most in 2021, has the highest export unit price. A total of 69 awards were given to 41 companies with In the Glass Packaging Category, Park Cam was awarded as the 5th company that exports the most. Park Cam Sales and Marketing Manager Öner Yücel received the award on behalf of Park Cam.

Cement, glass, ceramics and earthenware industry set its 2023 export target as 6.2 billion dollars. Erdem Çenesiz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ÇCSİB, stated that the companies within the association made exports of 5.2 billion dollars in the first 11 months of this year, “We foresee that we will close the year 2022 with a total export of 5.5 billion dollars. In 2023, the 100th anniversary of our Republic, our target is to realize an export of 6.2 billion dollars”.

Speaking at the 4th Champions of Exports Award Ceremony organized by the Cement, Glass, Ceramics and Soil Products Exporters’ Association (ÇCSİB), which includes the exporting companies of the ceramics, cement and glass industries and is the only and coordinating exporter union with over 2,000 members, ÇSSİB President Erdem Çenesiz said, He stated that the sector, which closed 2001 with 4.8 billion dollars of exports, would reach 5.5 billion dollars of exports by the end of 2002. Reminding that the exporting companies in the cement, glass and ceramics sectors exported 4.8 billion dollars in 2021 with a 22 percent growth compared to the previous year despite the challenging conditions of the pandemic, Çenesiz said, “We achieved a total of 5.2 billion dollars of exports in the first 11 months of this year. We achieved an increase of 25 percent in the glass industry, 24 percent in cement and 17 percent in ceramics. We anticipate that this figure will reach 5.5 billion dollars by the end of the year.” Noting that they are among the top 10 worldwide in exports and production in all sectors, Çenesiz said, “Although international organizations do not foresee a global recession in 2023, they expect a serious slowdown in the world economy. In particular, the expectation of shrinkage in the European economy, which is our biggest market, poses a risk to the growth of our exports. However, we will continue to deepen in our existing markets and open up to new markets with our quality, environmentally friendly production in accordance with international standards. We have set our growth target for 2023, when we will celebrate the centennial of our Republic, to 6.2 billion dollars with an increase of 12 percent.”

Speaking at the cement, glass, ceramics and soil products sector export award ceremony, TİM Chairman Mustafa Gültepe said that this sector has been ramping up in exports for the last 5 years. Noting that the industry has grown by 100 percent despite high energy costs, Gültepe said, “It is a sector that contributes to the economy, especially by using domestic resources. We congratulate our friends,” he said. Expressing that as exporters, they have rolled up their sleeves for the target of 300 billion dollars in the short term and 500 billion dollars in the medium term, Gültepe said, “For 2023 and beyond, we will organize commercial delegations in the form of 1 month close market and 1 month far market. Our unions will form a trade delegation every month for our 10 percent growth target every year.” Stating that the delegations will be held both in existing markets and new markets, Gültepe explained that they especially put the American market on the agenda.