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GCA Maintained its Export Growth Initiatives


Attended the most prominent trade shows in Europe during the month of January.

GCA, a pioneer in the glass packaging industry in Türkiye, maintains its presence at the preeminent European trade shows in accordance with its international expansion objectives. As a visitor at recent Ambiente, Maison&Objet 2024, and Paris Packaging Week events, GCA had the privilege of establishing international connections and engaging in meetings with established business partners.

GCA, which unites its cutting-edge product portfolio in the glass packaging sector with its customers, whom it regards as business partners, and its forward-thinking technologies, has maintained its presence at the most renowned international trade shows since 2015 with the intention of expanding its export network and entering new markets. GCA, which attended three distinct trade shows in January in Frankfurt and Paris, will take part in the trade shows that take place in February in Dubai and Birmingham.

“We endeavour to invest in our global projects”

By stating fairs are vital for establishing potential business partnerships, stated Dr. Abdullah Gayret, General Manager of GCA, declared, “At this time, GCA collaborates with business partners in over 40 countries to present its products. This year, we intend to increase our exports to 50 countries, a 25 percent increase from the previous year. To this end, we are intensifying our endeavours to fortify our standing on the international market. Presently, international trade shows are significant venues for establishing new relationships and fostering potential collaborations. Additionally, it assists us in enhancing brand recognition across all food and beverage sectors, with a particular emphasis on the premium glass bottle category. In this regard, we attended Ambiente, one of the most popular trade shows in Europe, in January. New trends in various categories of glass production were unveiled at this event in Frankfurt, where attendees also had the privilege of networking with industry experts and witnessing the entry of fresh companies into the sector.

As guests, we also participated in Maison&Objet 2024 and Paris Packaging Week. We enjoyed ourselves immensely while attending these events, where we were able to examine innovative technologies and products and conduct numerous meetings that will benefit our organization. We will participate in the Packaging Innovations & Empack Fair in Birmingham and Gulfood in Dubai in February. We intend to participate in a minimum of two trade shows per month as visitors in the upcoming period.”


GCA, which was founded in 2015, carries on the knowledge and experience that Gürok Group has gained from table glassware production for more than 30 years with an innovative approach in the glass packaging industry. GCA has achieved significant success not only in our country but also in the world and is rapidly moving towards becoming one of the most preferred players in the glass packaging industry in the international arena. It exports to more than 40 countries, especially in the Middle East, Europe, United Kingdom and Africa. GCA successfully carries out projects that will carry the glass packaging sector in our country forward with its effective and sustainable studies in the field of R&D.

It is committed to adding value to its customers and the country’s economy, which it accepts as a “Business Partner”, with its understanding of quality and safe production, always prioritizing respect for the environment and people. GCA, which has been awarded national and global design awards for its different works, plays a global role as a Board Member in the European Glass Packaging Manufacturers Federation (FEVE), which works for the development of the glass packaging sector in the global sense. It works 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 one of the important players in the glass packaging industry, GCA approaches recycling with great sensitivity in line with the principles of environmentally friendly production, produces various projects and supports international studies. GCA is a member of SUDER (The Bottled Water Producers Association) and on the Board of Directors of ASD (The Turkish Packaging Manufacturers Association) and ÇEVKO (Environmental Protection and Evaluation of Packaging Waste Association).

GCA facilities in Kütahya 1st OIZ use the latest technology and full automation systems at every stage, from the production process to quality control and packaging processes. GCA, which always foresees the future and invests in the future, has designed its infrastructure to produce with multiple glass furnaces. In this direction, it has approximately doubled its production capacity with its new factory, the second of which was commissioned in 2021. With its new furnace investments, it is on its way to becoming Turkey’s second-largest glass packaging manufacturer.

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