Eczacıbaşı Esan is the most comprehensive industrial raw materials operation serving Turkey’s ceramic sanitary ware and tile sector.
Backed by Turkey’s largest clay and feldspar reserves, Eczacıbaşı Esan produces floated feldspar, ground feldspar, refined ball clay, and quartz to the high-grade requirements of the ceramic, glass, paint and engineered stone industries. Eczacıbaşı Esan also owns and operates a non-ferrous metal mine in Balya, Balikesir, where it produced 100,000 tons of lead and zinc concentrate in 2012.
With more than 150 different products, including rutile sand, zirconium silicate, titanium dioxide, silicon carbide and calcined alumina, Esan is one of the most important suppliers of Turkey’s ceramic, glass, abrasive, welding electrode, refractory, paint and metallurgy industries. Additionally, Esan exports to 39 countries around the world, with its main markets being Italy, Spain, Russia, North Africa and the Middle East.
Esan is committed to minimizing the impact of its operations on the environment and surrounding communities through comprehensive environmental, health and safety management systems; smart solutions for using less energy and water; protective measures such as dust control systems; and restorative actions such as quarry rehabilitation and tree planting.