Sabanci group leader dies

From Rubber & Plastics News

Istanbul-Sakip Sabanci, head of Turkey’s Sabanci Holding-which includes the tyre maker Brisa Bridgestone Sabanci Tire Manufacturing and Trading-died 10 April at age 71 from complications related to cancer.

Sabanci, considered one of the world’s wealthiest individuals and a leading pilanthropist in Turkey, oversaw the founding in 1974 in Izmit of tyre maker Lassa Tire Inc., which 14 years later was turned into a joint venture with Bridgestone Corp.

Sabanci also has a tyre cord processing company, KordSA, and three other tyre-related…

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