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Akçansa accomplished the highest export volume in the Turkish cement history


Akçansa, a joint venture of Sabancı Holding and Heidelberg Cement and Turkey's leading construction materials company, has realized the highest export in the Turkish cement history in 2019.

In his statement, Akçansa General Manager Umut Zenar said Akçansa recorded a successful performance in 2019 against all the global and local challenges. Zenar said, “Export is an important strength of ours. With our logistics advantage and effective port management, during the first nine months of 2019, we managed to increase our export revenue by 131 percent compared to the previous year. As of 2019, we have accomplished the highest export in the Turkish cement history.”

A record year in port business

Zenar highlighted that Port operations, which have displayed a significant improvement in recent years, have made a significant contribution to their successful performance and said, “We achieved a 46 percent increase in our port capacity utilization rate. We exported approximately 1 million tons of clinker from the Akçansa Port Ambarlı Port for the first time in a year. Therefore, we can now easily say that we are assertive in the port business.”

Umut Zenar stated that Akçansa contributed to the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge as a strategic solution partner after the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, and said “We are proud to have our signature on the projects that have entered into the world literature.”

A first in Turkey by Akçansa!

Stating that they integrate digitalization into their business processes and aim to ensure people-oriented technology development through digitalization, Akçansa General Manager Zenar expressed the pride of being awarded with the Gold accreditation by Investors In People (IIP), an international human management and development standard. Akçansa is the first company in Turkey to achieve a Gold accreditation in IIP 6th Generation.