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FEATURE STORY

Machines

Free entrance invitation to MachTech&InnoTech 2015
Организаторите на MachTech&InnoTech 2015 от ИЕЦ предлагат на читателите на Machinebuilding-Bulgaria.com и сп. Инженеринг ревю покана за безплатен вход на събитието. Петото издание на специализираното изложение за индустриални машини и технологии ... more

Energy

Smart Cities; Energy Efficiency and Renewables; Emergency, Safety- and Rescue ManagementExhibitions and Conferences for South-East Europe Climate change, natural resources depletion and the progress towards a ’circular economy’ drive the countries ... more

Machines

Plast Eurasia Istanbul 2014
24th International Istanbul Plastics Industry Fair organized by TUYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. in cooperation with PAGEV (Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation) will be held between December 4-7, 2014 ... more

Machines

8th Rubber Industry Fair
RUBBER 2014 ”Istanbul 8th Rubber Industry Fair” organized by TUYAP will be held between 27-30 November 2014 at TUYAP Fair, Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul.The world’s economic balance of ... more

Energy

The 10th annual Energija14
2-3 December 2014 in Opatija, CroatiaThe energy market is undergoing a dramatic change. New technologies and political determination are opening up new opportunities and perspectives. For South East Europe ... more

Automation & Robotics

"Save the Planet" 2015 opens new opportunities in waste management sector in SE Europe
11-13 March, Sofia, Bulgaria Speeding up the implementation of the latest world experience and technologies, "Save the Planet" has become one of the leading B2B event in Bulgaria, that deals specifically ... more

Automation & Robotics

WIN - World of Industry Fairs 2015
WIN Metal Working 12 - 15 February 2015; WIN Automation 19 - 22 March 2015WIN Metal WorkingInternational Trade Fair for Machine Components, Metalworking, Joining, Welding, Cutting Technologies and Surface ... more

Lighting

Gancho Ganchev, Solar LED Power: The continuous optimization of our production helps us advance
Gancho Ganchev, R&D Manager of Solar LED Power Please present the company’s production program and activities. Solar LED Power has been manufacturing LED lights for 4 years. We started ... more

Lighting

Samet Isak, Polaris Lighting: We invest continuously in modernizing our production
Samet Isak, CEO of Polaris LightingPlease present briefly your company’s activities. Polaris has been involved in the manufacturing and distribution of lighting fixtures for more than 20 years. Over ... more

Lighting

NeoSTEP-DC (typical CC PSU) NeoSTEP-AC (220VAC) NeoSTEP-SOLAR (12-30 VDC)The core element of the kit is a multipurpose aluminum heat sink STEP (dissipation power 20-30 W) with a modular ... more

Lighting

Anton Tomchev, Manager of VIVA Mr. Tomchev, would you please describe briefly the activities of VIVA?VIVA EOOD is a 100% Bulgarian manufacturer of lighting fixtures. The company’s products are ... more

Lighting

Ivo Varganov, manager of ROMMTECH-3SCould you describe briefly the company’s activities and production programme? ROMMTECH-3S is a 100% private Dutch-Bulgarian joint venture established on 17 May 2007 by Intelligent ... more

Lighting

Iliya Veselinov, Octa Light Bulgaria: We have plans to enter the household LED lamps market
Iliya Veselinov, President of Octa Light Bulgaria Please present briefly the company’s production program and activities, the implemented technological innovations, the environmental policy, and the current and future investments. ... more

Lighting

Inteco Industrial, part of the Transimpex Bulgaria group of companies, offers a complete range of lighting solutions
Inteco Industrial is part of the manufacturing and distribution group of companies Transimpex Bulgaria whose principal activities are the manufacturing and local and international distribution of a wide range ... more

Lighting

Filip Shkembov, IKIS SL: We are investing in the development of a modular system for LED lighting fixtures
Filip Shkembov, Manager of IKIS SLPlease present your company briefly: production, activities, product range.IKIS SL is a company that was incorporated 16 years ago with the idea of providing ... more

Lighting

Iliya Goranov, GORAN-PIC: We implemented the latest and the best technologies in our production
Iliya Goranov, Sales and Marketing manager of GORAN-PICPlease, present briefly your production facility, production program and the activities of the company. GORAN-PIC was founded in 1990. Over the years, ... more

Lighting

Anatoli Dimitrov, dipl.eng, Electrostart: Our products start up the light in more than 40 countries worldwide
Anatoli Dimitrov, dipl.eng, Chairman of Electrostart’s Board of Directors and CEOMr. Dimitrov, please tell us in brief about the Electrostart’s production and activities.Electrostart is the sole Bulgarian manufacturer of ... more

Lighting

Comet Electronics is a leading supplier of solutions to the Bulgarian lighting industry
Comet Electronics is among the first distributors of CREE’S light-emitting diodes on the Bulgarian market. The company keeps a permanent stock of more than 120 color and white LEDs. ... more

Lighting

BSM has invested more than BGN 1 million in manufacturing over the last 2 years
Since early 2013, BSM has been working actively on developing and putting in production a wide range of lighting fixtures based exclusively on LED technologies. All that work was ... more

Lighting

Assoc. Prof. PhD. Krassimir Velinov, BNCA: Lighting technology has significantly advanced in recent years
Assoc. Prof. PhD. Krassimir Velinov, President of the Bulgarian National Committee on Illumination (BNCA) Assoc. Prof. Velinov, what is the technological level of Bulgarian producers at present?Lighting technology has ... more

Lighting

This article presents the specific traits and the most interesting technological and business aspects of the Bulgarian lighting market. The overview includes comments of leading Bulgarian manufacturers of lighting components ... more

Energy

The parliament of Bosnia’s autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation approved a Chinese consortium on as the preferred bidder to build a 450 megawatt coal-fired power generation unit worth 785.6 million euro. ... more

Automation & Robotics

Sika to strengthen its presence in South-Eastern Europe
With a new plant in Serbia and the foundation of a subsidiary in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sika is laying the foundation for further growth in South-Eastern EuropeSika Serbia has relocated its ... more

Machines

Italian Calzedonia opens second factory in Serbia
The Italian company Calzedonia, a world leader in the textile industry, opened today in Subotica its second factory in Serbia. Factory ”Gordon”, a daughter company of the Italian giant ... more

Automation & Robotics

Tigar Tyres opened new manufacturing facility
Tigar Tyres opened a new manufacturing facility ”BIG TIGAR” in Pirot which will employ 500 people, and increase the production of tires for passenger vehicles from 8 to 12 ... more

Energy

A successful EBRD sustainable energy programme comes to an endIn 2004, Bulgaria was three years away from its EU accession. It was set to become the EU’s most energy ... more

Automation & Robotics

Croatian investors open plant in Serbia
On September 30th 2014, an opening ceremony was held at the restored production facilities of RASCO-TAMP Ltd. in the Serbian city of Senta. RASCO-TAMP was formed in 2013, when ... more

Automation & Robotics

The new kiln in Devnya Cement plant has been switched on
With the activation of the new kiln, operations have begun on the new production line at the Devnya Cement plant, the Italcementi Group’s Bulgarian arm, located near the port ... more

Energy

Romania’s Nuclearelectrica has selected China CGN as investor for the development of two new nuclear reactors in Cernavoda
Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica S.A. (”SNN”) announces that China General Nuclear Power Corporation (”CGN”) has been designated the Selected Investor for the development of Cernavoda NPP Units 3 and 4 ... more

Automation & Robotics

Swiss company ”Trisa” invests in Bulgaria
At October 26, 2014 Svetoslav Mladenov, Executive Director of InvestBulgaria Agency (IBA), Regina Escher Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation to the Republic of Bulgaria and Evgeni ... more

The Foreign direct investments in Bulgaria for January - August 2014 are EUR 1221.4 million (3% of GDP), according to preliminary data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB). During ... more

Machines

MUNPLAST S.A is a company established since 1967. Its production facilities are based in Bucharest - Romania. MUNPLAST main activities include the production of PU artificial leather for various destinations, ... more

Machines

Tofan Group manufactures tires for passenger cars, trucks, farm machines and machinery, and for industrial use. The company offers radial passenger car tires, light truck and bus radial tires, diagonal ... more

Machines

Rolast is a Romanian leading manufacturer and exporter of rubber products with over 30 years experience in the rubber industry. „We have over 60% of the domestic market share ... more

Machines

The company is producing rubber articles since 1970, developing his activity over a total area of 110.000 sqm of land and 70.000 sqm built area taking advantage of his ... more

Machines

PRODPLAST S.A. has over 50 years of experience in the plastics processing field, being one of the leading producers in Romania, due to the performance of its facilities and ... more

Machines

PLEXIROM is a French company based in Bucharest, Romania founded in 1995. Soon it became one of the European leaders in bending acrylic products. The company has two manufacturing ... more

Machines

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: PLASTOR
With a tradition of more than 95 years in plastic processing, Plastor S.A. is one of the most experienced companies of its profile in Romania, with a 100% private ... more

Machines

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: PLASTIT GROUP
PLASTIT GROUP is an Italian company specialized in the production of plastic components, molds and equipments for plastic materials, rubber and silicon. The company was first established in 1977 ... more

Machines

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: FLEXIBIL
Flexibil is a manufacturer of parts and systems for vibration control and noise isolation solutions, which are engineered using vulcanized rubber-metal technology. Flexibil’s solutions are used in various industries. ... more

Machines

Arteca Jilava is a privately owned company, situated in the southern part of Bucharest. The company started out more than 70 years ago as a small factory by the ... more

Machines

Romanian rubber and plastics industry was before 1989 state owned. There were 19 large companies, 9 medium companies and 8 plastics sections in others light industry and electric/electronic companies. The ... more

Electronics

Solar-Powered LED Lighting Power-Conversion Techniques
Stephen Stella, Microchip Technology Inc.Performance improvements in Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and photovoltaic solar cells due to developments in technology improve the performance of the end-application. In applications that employ ... more

Automation & Robotics

Nikola Jankovic, SIEPA: Serbian economy has experienced growth due to strong foreign investment and continuous improvement of its business environment
Nikola Jankovic, Acting Director of Serbia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA)What trends have you seen in FDI into Serbia in recent years?Serbia has become a part of global ... more

Energy

Ales Jenko, Socomec: The main target of our new organization is to be more customer-oriented
Mr. Ales Jenko, Area manager for ECE at SocomecWhat is the new organizational structure of Socomec? What are the purpose and the significance of the structural changes?The main target ... more

Automation & Robotics

Helen Su, Shihlin: Our main target is to become one of the major Low-voltage switch suppliers in the local area
Mrs. Helen Su, Regional manager for Europe at ShihlinDear Mrs. Su, would you please present Shihlin’s scope of activity, history and corporate structure? Founded in 1955, Shihlin Electric has ... more

Machines

Eng. Nishan Bazdigyan, RAIS: There is a serious competition and it is not easy to be one of the most successful machine builders
Eng. Nishan Bazdigyan,manager of RAIS Ltd.Dear Mr. Bazdigyan, RAIS company is well known to Bulgarian and European market. What innovations you present recently in terms of products, equipment, marketing, ... more

Automation & Robotics

Ficosota will invest BGN 50 million in development of its Buglarian manufacturing base
Ficosota will invest BGN 50 million in development of its Buglarian manufacturing base in 2013-2015, said Krassen Kyurkchiev, manager of Ficosota at the opening of the new logistics center ... more

Electronics

LEM new LF xx10 current transducers range pushes Hall effect technology to new limits
LEM announces the new range of LF xx10 transducers for non-intrusive and isolated nominal measurements of DC, AC and pulsed currents from 100 A to 2000 A with 4 ... more

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Solar-Powered LED Lighting Power-Conversion Techniques

Stephen Stella, Microchip Technology Inc.Performance improvements in Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and photovoltaic solar cells due to developments in technology improve the performance of the end-application. In applications that employ ... more

Free entrance invitation to MachTech&InnoTech 2015

Организаторите на MachTech&InnoTech 2015 от ИЕЦ предлагат на читателите на Machinebuilding-Bulgaria.com и сп. Инженеринг ревю покана за безплатен вход на събитието. Петото издание на специализираното изложение за индустриални машини и технологии ... more

Anton Tomchev, VIVA: It takes a lot of effort and financial resources to build a good trade mark

Anton Tomchev, Manager of VIVA Mr. Tomchev, would you please describe briefly the activities of VIVA?VIVA EOOD is a 100% Bulgarian manufacturer of lighting fixtures. The company’s products are ... more

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: Rolast S.A.

Rolast is a Romanian leading manufacturer and exporter of rubber products with over 30 years experience in the rubber industry. „We have over 60% of the domestic market share ... more

Ficosota will invest BGN 50 million in development of its Buglarian manufacturing base

Ficosota will invest BGN 50 million in development of its Buglarian manufacturing base in 2013-2015, said Krassen Kyurkchiev, manager of Ficosota at the opening of the new logistics center ... more

LEM new LF xx10 current transducers range pushes Hall effect technology to new limits

LEM announces the new range of LF xx10 transducers for non-intrusive and isolated nominal measurements of DC, AC and pulsed currents from 100 A to 2000 A with 4 ... more

Nikola Jankovic, SIEPA: Serbian economy has experienced growth due to strong foreign investment and continuous improvement of its business environment

Nikola Jankovic, Acting Director of Serbia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SIEPA)What trends have you seen in FDI into Serbia in recent years?Serbia has become a part of global ... more

Ales Jenko, Socomec: The main target of our new organization is to be more customer-oriented

Mr. Ales Jenko, Area manager for ECE at SocomecWhat is the new organizational structure of Socomec? What are the purpose and the significance of the structural changes?The main target ... more

Helen Su, Shihlin: Our main target is to become one of the major Low-voltage switch suppliers in the local area

Mrs. Helen Su, Regional manager for Europe at ShihlinDear Mrs. Su, would you please present Shihlin’s scope of activity, history and corporate structure? Founded in 1955, Shihlin Electric has ... more

Eng. Nishan Bazdigyan, RAIS: There is a serious competition and it is not easy to be one of the most successful machine builders

Eng. Nishan Bazdigyan,manager of RAIS Ltd.Dear Mr. Bazdigyan, RAIS company is well known to Bulgarian and European market. What innovations you present recently in terms of products, equipment, marketing, ... more

Gancho Ganchev, Solar LED Power: The continuous optimization of our production helps us advance

Gancho Ganchev, R&D Manager of Solar LED Power Please present the company’s production program and activities. Solar LED Power has been manufacturing LED lights for 4 years. We started ... more

Samet Isak, Polaris Lighting: We invest continuously in modernizing our production

Samet Isak, CEO of Polaris LightingPlease present briefly your company’s activities. Polaris has been involved in the manufacturing and distribution of lighting fixtures for more than 20 years. Over ... more

Neosvet Lighting presents new solutions for outdoor and industrial lighting based on a modular kit NeoSTEP

NeoSTEP-DC (typical CC PSU) NeoSTEP-AC (220VAC) NeoSTEP-SOLAR (12-30 VDC)The core element of the kit is a multipurpose aluminum heat sink STEP (dissipation power 20-30 W) with a modular ... more

Ivo Varganov, ROMMTECH-3S: We are opening new production facilities with modern equipment

Ivo Varganov, manager of ROMMTECH-3SCould you describe briefly the company’s activities and production programme? ROMMTECH-3S is a 100% private Dutch-Bulgarian joint venture established on 17 May 2007 by Intelligent ... more

Iliya Veselinov, Octa Light Bulgaria: We have plans to enter the household LED lamps market

Iliya Veselinov, President of Octa Light Bulgaria Please present briefly the company’s production program and activities, the implemented technological innovations, the environmental policy, and the current and future investments. ... more

Inteco Industrial, part of the Transimpex Bulgaria group of companies, offers a complete range of lighting solutions

Inteco Industrial is part of the manufacturing and distribution group of companies Transimpex Bulgaria whose principal activities are the manufacturing and local and international distribution of a wide range ... more

Filip Shkembov, IKIS SL: We are investing in the development of a modular system for LED lighting fixtures

Filip Shkembov, Manager of IKIS SLPlease present your company briefly: production, activities, product range.IKIS SL is a company that was incorporated 16 years ago with the idea of providing ... more

Iliya Goranov, GORAN-PIC: We implemented the latest and the best technologies in our production

Iliya Goranov, Sales and Marketing manager of GORAN-PICPlease, present briefly your production facility, production program and the activities of the company. GORAN-PIC was founded in 1990. Over the years, ... more

Anatoli Dimitrov, dipl.eng, Electrostart: Our products start up the light in more than 40 countries worldwide

Anatoli Dimitrov, dipl.eng, Chairman of Electrostart’s Board of Directors and CEOMr. Dimitrov, please tell us in brief about the Electrostart’s production and activities.Electrostart is the sole Bulgarian manufacturer of ... more

Comet Electronics is a leading supplier of solutions to the Bulgarian lighting industry

Comet Electronics is among the first distributors of CREE’S light-emitting diodes on the Bulgarian market. The company keeps a permanent stock of more than 120 color and white LEDs. ... more

BSM has invested more than BGN 1 million in manufacturing over the last 2 years

Since early 2013, BSM has been working actively on developing and putting in production a wide range of lighting fixtures based exclusively on LED technologies. All that work was ... more

Assoc. Prof. PhD. Krassimir Velinov, BNCA: Lighting technology has significantly advanced in recent years

Assoc. Prof. PhD. Krassimir Velinov, President of the Bulgarian National Committee on Illumination (BNCA) Assoc. Prof. Velinov, what is the technological level of Bulgarian producers at present?Lighting technology has ... more

Production of Lighting Components and Systems in Bulgaria

This article presents the specific traits and the most interesting technological and business aspects of the Bulgarian lighting market. The overview includes comments of leading Bulgarian manufacturers of lighting components ... more

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: MUNPLAST S.A

MUNPLAST S.A is a company established since 1967. Its production facilities are based in Bucharest - Romania. MUNPLAST main activities include the production of PU artificial leather for various destinations, ... more

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: Tofan Group

Tofan Group manufactures tires for passenger cars, trucks, farm machines and machinery, and for industrial use. The company offers radial passenger car tires, light truck and bus radial tires, diagonal ... more

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: DUCATEX S.A.

The company is producing rubber articles since 1970, developing his activity over a total area of 110.000 sqm of land and 70.000 sqm built area taking advantage of his ... more

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: PRODPLAST

PRODPLAST S.A. has over 50 years of experience in the plastics processing field, being one of the leading producers in Romania, due to the performance of its facilities and ... more

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: PLEXIROM

PLEXIROM is a French company based in Bucharest, Romania founded in 1995. Soon it became one of the European leaders in bending acrylic products. The company has two manufacturing ... more

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: PLASTOR

With a tradition of more than 95 years in plastic processing, Plastor S.A. is one of the most experienced companies of its profile in Romania, with a 100% private ... more

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: PLASTIT GROUP

PLASTIT GROUP is an Italian company specialized in the production of plastic components, molds and equipments for plastic materials, rubber and silicon. The company was first established in 1977 ... more

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: FLEXIBIL

Flexibil is a manufacturer of parts and systems for vibration control and noise isolation solutions, which are engineered using vulcanized rubber-metal technology. Flexibil’s solutions are used in various industries. ... more

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania: ARTECA JILAVA

Arteca Jilava is a privately owned company, situated in the southern part of Bucharest. The company started out more than 70 years ago as a small factory by the ... more

Rubber and plastics industry in Romania

Romanian rubber and plastics industry was before 1989 state owned. There were 19 large companies, 9 medium companies and 8 plastics sections in others light industry and electric/electronic companies. The ... more

Plast Eurasia Istanbul 2014

24th International Istanbul Plastics Industry Fair organized by TUYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Organization Inc. in cooperation with PAGEV (Turkish Plastics Industry Foundation) will be held between December 4-7, 2014 ... more

8th Rubber Industry Fair

RUBBER 2014 ”Istanbul 8th Rubber Industry Fair” organized by TUYAP will be held between 27-30 November 2014 at TUYAP Fair, Convention and Congress Center, Istanbul.The world’s economic balance of ... more

The 10th annual Energija14

2-3 December 2014 in Opatija, CroatiaThe energy market is undergoing a dramatic change. New technologies and political determination are opening up new opportunities and perspectives. For South East Europe ... more

"Save the Planet" 2015 opens new opportunities in waste management sector in SE Europe

11-13 March, Sofia, Bulgaria Speeding up the implementation of the latest world experience and technologies, "Save the Planet" has become one of the leading B2B event in Bulgaria, that deals specifically ... more

WIN - World of Industry Fairs 2015

WIN Metal Working 12 - 15 February 2015; WIN Automation 19 - 22 March 2015WIN Metal WorkingInternational Trade Fair for Machine Components, Metalworking, Joining, Welding, Cutting Technologies and Surface ... more

New technologies can provide an intelligent growth of SE Europe

Smart Cities; Energy Efficiency and Renewables; Emergency, Safety- and Rescue ManagementExhibitions and Conferences for South-East Europe Climate change, natural resources depletion and the progress towards a ’circular economy’ drive the countries ... more

Chinese group wins approval for Bosnia power plant

The parliament of Bosnia’s autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation approved a Chinese consortium on as the preferred bidder to build a 450 megawatt coal-fired power generation unit worth 785.6 million euro. ... more

Sika to strengthen its presence in South-Eastern Europe

With a new plant in Serbia and the foundation of a subsidiary in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sika is laying the foundation for further growth in South-Eastern EuropeSika Serbia has relocated its ... more

Italian Calzedonia opens second factory in Serbia

The Italian company Calzedonia, a world leader in the textile industry, opened today in Subotica its second factory in Serbia. Factory ”Gordon”, a daughter company of the Italian giant ... more

Tigar Tyres opened new manufacturing facility

Tigar Tyres opened a new manufacturing facility ”BIG TIGAR” in Pirot which will employ 500 people, and increase the production of tires for passenger vehicles from 8 to 12 ... more

Ten years of energy efficiency financing in Bulgaria

A successful EBRD sustainable energy programme comes to an endIn 2004, Bulgaria was three years away from its EU accession. It was set to become the EU’s most energy ... more

Croatian investors open plant in Serbia

On September 30th 2014, an opening ceremony was held at the restored production facilities of RASCO-TAMP Ltd. in the Serbian city of Senta. RASCO-TAMP was formed in 2013, when ... more

The new kiln in Devnya Cement plant has been switched on

With the activation of the new kiln, operations have begun on the new production line at the Devnya Cement plant, the Italcementi Group’s Bulgarian arm, located near the port ... more

Romania’s Nuclearelectrica has selected China CGN as investor for the development of two new nuclear reactors in Cernavoda

Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica S.A. (”SNN”) announces that China General Nuclear Power Corporation (”CGN”) has been designated the Selected Investor for the development of Cernavoda NPP Units 3 and 4 ... more

Swiss company ”Trisa” invests in Bulgaria

At October 26, 2014 Svetoslav Mladenov, Executive Director of InvestBulgaria Agency (IBA), Regina Escher Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation to the Republic of Bulgaria and Evgeni ... more

Foreign direct investment in Bulgaria have increased

The Foreign direct investments in Bulgaria for January - August 2014 are EUR 1221.4 million (3% of GDP), according to preliminary data of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB). During ... more

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