Drujba Glassworks

MachinesIndustrySouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 3/2018 • 25.09.2018

Drujba Glassworks is a member of YIOULA Group and has its production facilities in Sofia and Plovdiv. It is a leading manufacturer of glass containers both in Bulgaria and on the Balkan Peninsula.

As a successor of Stind SA Sofia and Drujba SA Plovdiv, the company has inherited the tradition and professionalism in glass-manufacturing dating back to 1931.

“What Drujba Glassworks is nowadays originates from the strategic decision of YIOULA Glassworks, Greece, in 1997, to invest in glass-manufacturing in Bulgaria. This decision has resulted into the commissioning, in cooperation with leading suppliers for the glass industry, of two new, modern glass-manufacturing plants,” said company officials.

Within one decade a new glass-melting furnace, designed by SORG GmbH Germany, was commissioned at the Sofia site, equipped with up-to-date highly-productive manufacturing lines, control devices and well-trained personnel; one of the workshops in Plovdiv was completely renovated; a new production facility – ranking fourth by capacity in Europe, was launched in operation at the Plovdiv site. The renovation and investment in the company equipment and capabilities is an on-going process, adds the company website.