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FEATURE STORY

Machines

Taiwan’s machinery business
It is expected that Taiwan will become the world’s third largest machine tool exporterAs known by consumers around the globe, Taiwan is home to many cutting-edge technology products. Industry ... more

Automation & Robotics

WIN AUTOMATION exhibition gathers manufacturing systems of the future under one roof
WIN Automation exhibition organized by Hannover Messe Bilesim Inc. brings sector professionals together in TUYAP Exhibition and Congress Centre on 19-22 March. The exhibition for Automation, Electrotech, Hydraulic & ... more

Automation & Robotics

Industrial Technologies 2014
Europe’s largest Conference and Networking event in the field of nano and biotechnology, advanced materials and high-tech manufacturing will take place from 9 to 11 April in AthensIndustrial Technologies ... more

Electronics

Bulgarian vegetable oil producer Oliva has invested 25 million euro in its factory "Prima-M" in Polsky Trambesh, local media reported. The company plans a complete overhaul of the existing ... more

Electronics

OPTIX Co opened its fourth factory in Bulgaria
The Bulgarian manufacturer OPTIX Co opened a new factory for opto-electronic technique in Panagurishte. The investment amounts to 5.36 million euro and will open 45 new jobs. The project ... more

Electronics

Unilever is constructing a new 150 million euro factory in Turkey
The multinational consumer goods company Unilever announced an investment of over 150 million euro in a new manufacturing plant in Konya, Turkey. With this project Unilever aims to increase ... more

Electronics

The manufacturer of packaging for the food and the chemical industry Helioplast from Bosnia Herzegovina has opened a new production facility in the new company hall. Meanwhile Helioplast officially ... more

Automation & Robotics

One of the leading Bulgarian cosmetic manufacturers Lavena plans to open a new plant in the summer of 2014, Konstantin Shalamanov, Chairman of the board of directors announced. The ... more

Electronics

Johnson Control opened second plant in Macedonia
The global supplier of products and solutions for the automotive sector Johnson Controls launched its second plant in Macedonia in January. The modern factory is located in the technological ... more

Electronics

The Romanian market continues to attract and keep big names in the automotive industry. Two global suppliers of products and solutions for the automotive sector - TRW Automotive and ... more

Electronics

The worldwide automobile supplier Nexans Autoelectric, based in Southern Germany, is planning the construction of a modern assembly facility in Pleven, Bulgaria through its local subsidiary Electrocabel Bulgaria. The ... more

Electronics

TT electronics launched new manufacturing facility in Romania
Global provider of low volume, high mix electronics manufacturing services for the aerospace, defence, industrial, medical and rail markets, TT electronics integrated manufacturing services (TT electronics-IMS) is expanding its ... more

Automation & Robotics

Vibac started the construction of a new factory in Serbia
The Italian tape manufacturer and global supplier of specialty packaging films and pressure-sensitive tapes Vibac started the construction of a new factory in the Serbian industrial zone Jagodina. The ... more

Automation & Robotics

Standard Profile Bulgaria is opening a new production facility in the Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora. The company plans to create a total of 100 new jobs in the ... more

Automation & Robotics

A modern glass-recycling factory was opened in the Romanian town Popesti - Leordeni near Bucharest. The facility is the result of a major investment worth 4 million euro by ... more

Automation & Robotics

After a one-year construction and training of employees, a new Kromberg & Schubert plant was launched in the Bitola industrial zone Zabeni in Macedonia. The German company invested 20 ... more

Automation & Robotics

The global chemicals and precious metals company Johnson Matthey officially opened its new auto catalyst manufacturing plant at the Bunardzik industrial development zone in Skopje. The construction of the ... more

Energy

EBRD finances Rijeka district heating
€10 million loan for investment programme in Croatia’s largest port cityThe EBRD is supporting an investment programme in the district heating services of Rijeka, the largest port city in ... more

Energy

CEZ Raises Efficiency of Its Hydro Portfolio in Romania
After nearly two years of extensively upgrading the Resita water power plant system on the Barzava Superioara river, the project has come to a successful end. Due to the ... more

Automation & Robotics

Intelligent transportation systems
Modern cities face different challenges that affect their current transport situation. These include the significant increase in car ownership, the serious difficulties in providing parking space in the busiest ... more

The Balkans International Wine Competition
The Balkans International Wine Competition is open to wine producers from the Balkan Peninsula, Central and Eastern Europe, Black Sea region, as well as to wine producers from any ... more

Automation & Robotics

Viticulture has a vital position within Turkey’s agricultural structure, making significant contributions to the economy. The area under cultivation is 465,000 ha. Although vineyards are spread over the country, ... more

Automation & Robotics

Slovenia
Slovenia has more than 28,000 wineries making between 80 and 90 million litres annually from the country’s 22,300 ha of vineyards. About 75% of the country’s production is white ... more

Automation & Robotics

Serbia
The Serbian wine regions are not as clearly defined. Roughly speaking, the country’s key viticultural areas follow the path of the Velika Morava river as it approaches its confluence ... more

Automation & Robotics

Romania
Romania is one of the first fifteen worldwide wine producers and sixth wine producer in Europe. The best known wine making regions in Romania are Dobrogea and Murfatlar in ... more

Automation & Robotics

Montenegro
Montenegrin wines are made from a wide range of grape varieties including: Krstac, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Vranac. Krstac is an ancient variety of grape that is indigenous to ... more

Automation & Robotics

Macedonian Republic
The wine industry of the Macedonian Republic is dominated by red wines, and centers around two native varieties (Vranac and Kratosija), as well as some international varieties such as ... more

Automation & Robotics

Greece
The modern face of Greek wine combines the traditional with the modern. Native Greek grape varieties such as Assyrtico, Agiorgitiko and Xynomavro are found alongside such famous international (French) ... more

Automation & Robotics

Croatia
Croatia has two main wine regions: Continental (Kontinetalna) and Coastal (Primorska), which includes the islands. Each of the main regions is divided into sub-regions which are divided yet further ... more

Automation & Robotics

Bosnia-Herzegovina
Bosnia-Herzegovina has a few thousand acres of productive vineyards. These are located mostly in the lower-lying areas between the Adriatic coast and Mostar, the largest city in Herzegovina. The ... more

Automation & Robotics

Bulgaria
Bulgaria ranks among the most prolific world’s wine-producing nations. The country has a long history of viticulture and also is gradually finding its identity as a modern wine-producing nation, ... more

Automation & Robotics

Balkan countries have a long history of viticulture and wine production. Their grape-friendly soil and climatic conditions are favorable for production of many different types of wines, from dry, ... more

Automation & Robotics

Albania
Winegrowing and winemaking traditionally represent one of the important sectors in the Albanian economy. Climatic conditions in the country are favorable for production of high-quality wines, characterized by unique sweetness ... more

Automation & Robotics

Galina Niforou, Chairwoman of BWEA: The SEE region is going through a real vine-growing, wine-making and wine-marketing renaissance
Galina Niforou, Founder & GM at OINORAMA wine consulting, BIWC Managing Director, Chairwoman of Bulgarian Wine Export AssociationDear Mrs. Niforou, would you please briefly present yourself and OINORAMA? What is ... more

Electronics

The US technology corporation Intel plans to move into the mobile phone manufacturing business and launch production of its own mobile phone in Serbia. The project might be completed ... more

The Bulgarian software developer LLP Dynamics announced it had been acquired by the Austrian investment fund New Frontier Group with a turnover of over 250 million euro annually. Thus ... more

Four major multinational groups - Microsoft, Coca-Cola Company, Nokia Solutions & Networks and Delhaize - announced their plans to invest in Greece. The investment projects will result in the ... more

Energy

A Romanian family, Stelian and Marinela Tulcan, has established the first petroleum refinery in the country since 1989, local media reported. The self-managed refinery, called West Petrol Rafinare is ... more

Machines

Turkey’s machinery exports raised by 8 percent year-on-year, reaching USD 14 billion in 2013, the Machinery and Accessories Exporters’ Union of Turkey (MAIB) stated in a press release. "The ... more

The South East Europe region exited recession in the first half of 2013, led by strong growth in exports, a recent report by the World Bank says. The document ... more

Electronics

Finding the right size Microcontroller
Keith CurtisMicrochip Technology Inc.The choice of which Microcontroller to use is made at the start of an embedded-control project. The options are to select an 8-bit, 16-bit or 32-bit MCU ... more

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Finding the right size Microcontroller

Keith CurtisMicrochip Technology Inc.The choice of which Microcontroller to use is made at the start of an embedded-control project. The options are to select an 8-bit, 16-bit or 32-bit MCU ... more

Bulgarian oil maker Oliva invests 25 mln euro in factory

Bulgarian vegetable oil producer Oliva has invested 25 million euro in its factory "Prima-M" in Polsky Trambesh, local media reported. The company plans a complete overhaul of the existing ... more

OPTIX Co opened its fourth factory in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian manufacturer OPTIX Co opened a new factory for opto-electronic technique in Panagurishte. The investment amounts to 5.36 million euro and will open 45 new jobs. The project ... more

Unilever is constructing a new 150 million euro factory in Turkey

The multinational consumer goods company Unilever announced an investment of over 150 million euro in a new manufacturing plant in Konya, Turkey. With this project Unilever aims to increase ... more

Helioplast opened new plant for plastic packaging production

The manufacturer of packaging for the food and the chemical industry Helioplast from Bosnia Herzegovina has opened a new production facility in the new company hall. Meanwhile Helioplast officially ... more

Bulgarian “Lavena” to open new plant in Shumen

One of the leading Bulgarian cosmetic manufacturers Lavena plans to open a new plant in the summer of 2014, Konstantin Shalamanov, Chairman of the board of directors announced. The ... more

Johnson Control opened second plant in Macedonia

The global supplier of products and solutions for the automotive sector Johnson Controls launched its second plant in Macedonia in January. The modern factory is located in the technological ... more

US automotive companies open manufacturing units in Romania

The Romanian market continues to attract and keep big names in the automotive industry. Two global suppliers of products and solutions for the automotive sector - TRW Automotive and ... more

Bulgarian company to produce cables for Mercedes and Cadillac

The worldwide automobile supplier Nexans Autoelectric, based in Southern Germany, is planning the construction of a modern assembly facility in Pleven, Bulgaria through its local subsidiary Electrocabel Bulgaria. The ... more

TT electronics launched new manufacturing facility in Romania

Global provider of low volume, high mix electronics manufacturing services for the aerospace, defence, industrial, medical and rail markets, TT electronics integrated manufacturing services (TT electronics-IMS) is expanding its ... more

Vibac started the construction of a new factory in Serbia

The Italian tape manufacturer and global supplier of specialty packaging films and pressure-sensitive tapes Vibac started the construction of a new factory in the Serbian industrial zone Jagodina. The ... more

Standard Profile Bulgaria plans a second plant in Stara Zagora

Standard Profile Bulgaria is opening a new production facility in the Bulgarian city of Stara Zagora. The company plans to create a total of 100 new jobs in the ... more

Green Group opened glass recycling factory near Bucharest

A modern glass-recycling factory was opened in the Romanian town Popesti - Leordeni near Bucharest. The facility is the result of a major investment worth 4 million euro by ... more

Kromberg & Schubert plant opens in Bitola

After a one-year construction and training of employees, a new Kromberg & Schubert plant was launched in the Bitola industrial zone Zabeni in Macedonia. The German company invested 20 ... more

Johnson Matthey inaugurated new manufacturing plant in Skopje

The global chemicals and precious metals company Johnson Matthey officially opened its new auto catalyst manufacturing plant at the Bunardzik industrial development zone in Skopje. The construction of the ... more

EBRD finances Rijeka district heating

€10 million loan for investment programme in Croatia’s largest port cityThe EBRD is supporting an investment programme in the district heating services of Rijeka, the largest port city in ... more

CEZ Raises Efficiency of Its Hydro Portfolio in Romania

After nearly two years of extensively upgrading the Resita water power plant system on the Barzava Superioara river, the project has come to a successful end. Due to the ... more

Intel intends to start producing its own mobile phone in Serbia

The US technology corporation Intel plans to move into the mobile phone manufacturing business and launch production of its own mobile phone in Serbia. The project might be completed ... more

BG company becomes part of the largest Microsoft representative in Europe

The Bulgarian software developer LLP Dynamics announced it had been acquired by the Austrian investment fund New Frontier Group with a turnover of over 250 million euro annually. Thus ... more

Coca Cola, Nokia and Microsoft make investments in Greece

Four major multinational groups - Microsoft, Coca-Cola Company, Nokia Solutions & Networks and Delhaize - announced their plans to invest in Greece. The investment projects will result in the ... more

First petroleum refinery established in Romania after 1989

A Romanian family, Stelian and Marinela Tulcan, has established the first petroleum refinery in the country since 1989, local media reported. The self-managed refinery, called West Petrol Rafinare is ... more

Turkey’s machinery exports rose by 8 percent year-on-year

Turkey’s machinery exports raised by 8 percent year-on-year, reaching USD 14 billion in 2013, the Machinery and Accessories Exporters’ Union of Turkey (MAIB) stated in a press release. "The ... more

Balkan Economies Recovering

The South East Europe region exited recession in the first half of 2013, led by strong growth in exports, a recent report by the World Bank says. The document ... more

Galina Niforou, Chairwoman of BWEA: The SEE region is going through a real vine-growing, wine-making and wine-marketing renaissance

Galina Niforou, Founder & GM at OINORAMA wine consulting, BIWC Managing Director, Chairwoman of Bulgarian Wine Export AssociationDear Mrs. Niforou, would you please briefly present yourself and OINORAMA? What is ... more

Taiwan’s machinery business

It is expected that Taiwan will become the world’s third largest machine tool exporterAs known by consumers around the globe, Taiwan is home to many cutting-edge technology products. Industry ... more

Intelligent transportation systems

Modern cities face different challenges that affect their current transport situation. These include the significant increase in car ownership, the serious difficulties in providing parking space in the busiest ... more

The Balkans International Wine Competition

The Balkans International Wine Competition is open to wine producers from the Balkan Peninsula, Central and Eastern Europe, Black Sea region, as well as to wine producers from any ... more

Turkey

Viticulture has a vital position within Turkey’s agricultural structure, making significant contributions to the economy. The area under cultivation is 465,000 ha. Although vineyards are spread over the country, ... more

Slovenia

Slovenia has more than 28,000 wineries making between 80 and 90 million litres annually from the country’s 22,300 ha of vineyards. About 75% of the country’s production is white ... more

Serbia

The Serbian wine regions are not as clearly defined. Roughly speaking, the country’s key viticultural areas follow the path of the Velika Morava river as it approaches its confluence ... more

Romania

Romania is one of the first fifteen worldwide wine producers and sixth wine producer in Europe. The best known wine making regions in Romania are Dobrogea and Murfatlar in ... more

Montenegro

Montenegrin wines are made from a wide range of grape varieties including: Krstac, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Vranac. Krstac is an ancient variety of grape that is indigenous to ... more

Macedonian Republic

The wine industry of the Macedonian Republic is dominated by red wines, and centers around two native varieties (Vranac and Kratosija), as well as some international varieties such as ... more

Greece

The modern face of Greek wine combines the traditional with the modern. Native Greek grape varieties such as Assyrtico, Agiorgitiko and Xynomavro are found alongside such famous international (French) ... more

Croatia

Croatia has two main wine regions: Continental (Kontinetalna) and Coastal (Primorska), which includes the islands. Each of the main regions is divided into sub-regions which are divided yet further ... more

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Bosnia-Herzegovina has a few thousand acres of productive vineyards. These are located mostly in the lower-lying areas between the Adriatic coast and Mostar, the largest city in Herzegovina. The ... more

Bulgaria

Bulgaria ranks among the most prolific world’s wine-producing nations. The country has a long history of viticulture and also is gradually finding its identity as a modern wine-producing nation, ... more

SEE wine production

Balkan countries have a long history of viticulture and wine production. Their grape-friendly soil and climatic conditions are favorable for production of many different types of wines, from dry, ... more

Albania

Winegrowing and winemaking traditionally represent one of the important sectors in the Albanian economy. Climatic conditions in the country are favorable for production of high-quality wines, characterized by unique sweetness ... more

WIN AUTOMATION exhibition gathers manufacturing systems of the future under one roof

WIN Automation exhibition organized by Hannover Messe Bilesim Inc. brings sector professionals together in TUYAP Exhibition and Congress Centre on 19-22 March. The exhibition for Automation, Electrotech, Hydraulic & ... more

Industrial Technologies 2014

Europe’s largest Conference and Networking event in the field of nano and biotechnology, advanced materials and high-tech manufacturing will take place from 9 to 11 April in AthensIndustrial Technologies ... more

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