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FEATURE STORY

Machines

The MachTech & InnoTech exhibition to be held for the first time in April 2016
The sixth edition of MachTech & InnoTech - the B2B forum for industrial equipment, will be organized for the first time within 4 days, from 5 until 8 April ... more

Automation & Robotics

Strong international presence expected at Via Expo’s exhibitions in April 2016
The next year’s editions of the international exhibitions EE & RE (energy efficiency and renewables), Smart Cities, Save the Planet (waste management and recycling), and LiftBalkans (elevators and escalators), ... more

Automation & Robotics

At the national level, SASO presents one of the most significant civil construction, wood and metal industry, tool and equipment, energy, electrical engineering, telecommunications and craft and small entrepreneurship ... more

Machines

Owing to their long tradition and successful organization the fairs BIAM - WELDING have confirmed their status of the most important business event of this economic branch in Croatia, ... more

Machines

Strojar is a manufacturer of copper based alloys in Croatia. Founded 60 years ago today it is positioned as manufacturer of high value and high quality products thanks to ... more

Machines

RS Metali operates two plants in Croatia - Samobormetal - Sveta Nedelja and Rapid - Virovitica. The foundry produces wide range of single and serial castings in completed technological ... more

Machines

LTH Metal Cast was founded in 1980 and joined the LTH Castings Group in 1999. After resuming the production in the early 90s, the company focus was predominantly raw ... more

Machines

The foundry was founded in the beginning of the 20th century. It started production of casting in gray (SL) and ductile (NL) cast as well as iron alloys with ... more

Machines

Ivanal’s main products are AL-die-casting products for the automotive sector, the manufacture of home appliances and furniture. The company was established in 1937. In 1979 the foundry started production ... more

Machines

Ferro-Preis was founded in the mid-20th century in the city of Cakovec, Croatia, under the original name Foundry Cakovec (Ljevaonica Cakovec). Since then there has been a long tradition ... more

Machines

Duro Dakovic Trade was founded in 1991. Basic activity of foundry is production of grey and ductile iron metal casts and manufactoring of models.The production of casts at the ... more

Machines

Metallurgy and Metalworking Industry in Croatia
The metal industry is one of the most important industries in Croatia. The Agency for Investments and Competitiveness, an agency of the Croatian Government (AIK), reports that businesses dealing in ... more

Energy

Construction starts on Serbian biomass power station started
A biomass power plant will be constructed in Krusevac, Central Serbia. That was announced by Building Energy, multinational company operating as Global Integrated IPP in the Renewable Energy Industry, ... more

Energy

EBRD supports Serbian reform programme for the power sector
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting a comprehensive reform programme for the power sector in Serbia by extending a EUR 200 million restructuring line to ... more

Energy

Romania’s CEZ Distributie to improve network operation and improve efficiency with EUR 153,7 million loan
Romania’s electricity distribution company CEZ Distributie will receive a syndicated loan from The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) worth of RON 675 million (EUR 153,7 million equivalent), ... more

Energy

Nine outstanding projects from Croatia and the Western Balkans received recognition for energy efficiency
Nine outstanding projects financed under the Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Finance Facility II (WeBSEFF II) received recognition from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as part of ... more

Automation & Robotics

Automotive manufacturing and R&D sector in Slovenia and Romania
Automotive industry is a key industrial sector of the European economy, including the South-East European region. The development of the industry includes intensive R&D activities, growing innovations and strong ... more

Energy

Over 9.2 million euro will be invested in waterworks in Croatia
Improvements to the wastewater network in the Croatian city of Sisak and neighboring municipalities will be supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with a 9.2 ... more

Automation & Robotics

Greece is testing a driverless bus in real traffic conditions
A driverless bus is being tested in real traffic conditions for the first time in the town of Trikala, Greece, local media reported. The French-built CityMobil2 buses are guided ... more

Machines

Turkey is 16th in global automobile production
Turkey ranks sixteenth in global automobile production according to research, conducted by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA), that was released on October 26 this year.In the ... more

Machines

The Bulgarian metallurgical industry celebrated its traditional holiday in Aurubis Bulgaria
On November 5, 2015, in the Bulgarian town of Pirdop more than 200 representatives of the local metallurgical community, the central and local authorities, diplomats and media gathered to ... more

Automation & Robotics

Leading innovations in the field of electric automation were showcased at SPS IPC Drives 2015
The newest products, trends and innovations in the field of electric automation were presented at this year’s edition of the leading international exhibition SPS IPC Drives from 24 to ... more

Machines

The Greek biennale Syskevasia will demonstrate the newest packaging solutions in 2016
The fifteenth edition of the international packaging, machines, printing and logistics exhibition Syskevasia 2016 is taking place in Athens, Greece, from 8-11 October 2016. It will traditionally present the ... more

Electronics

Teletek
High-tech manufacturer of full range of intruder and alarm systems, Teletek Electronics JSC has already established itself in the field of intruder and fire alarm system solutions. The company’s ... more

Electronics

Monbat is a Bulgarian company with almost 60 year history and traditions in the manufacturing of batteries. It manufactures lead acid batteries for various applications. It was established in ... more

Electronics

Incotex Group
Incotex is a consortium of companies with main activities in the area of design, manufacturing, sales and servicing of electronic devices. The company exports 90% of its products in ... more

Automation & Robotics

Electrostart manufactures ballasts for fluorescent, sodium, mercury and HID lamps, ballasts, capacitors.The company was established in 1967 in the city of Varshets with the opening of a factory for ... more

Electronics

Deltacom Electronics
Deltacom Electronics designs and implements complete hardware and software solutions. It is a consortium of companies with main activities in the area of design, manufacturing, sales and servicing of ... more

Electronics

Datecs
Datecs Ltd. marks its beginning in the early months of 1990 when a group of researchers from the Institute of Applied Cybernetics at the Bulgarian Academy of Science got ... more

Electronics

Acom designs, manufactures high quality High Frequency (HF) equipment, HF antennas and antenna crank-up masts. Its products are sold in 110 countries around the world. The company was established ... more

Electronics

Yazaki
Yazaki was established in Bulgaria in 2007. It operates a manufacturing facility in the cities of Yambol and Sliven. The Bulgarian branch is the main supplier of wire harnesses ... more

Automation & Robotics

Siemens
Siemens Bulgaria is a leading provider of innovative products, technologies and solutions in the industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. Its business activities are focused on the areas of electrification, ... more

Electronics

Sensata Technologies is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-temperature sensors for the automotive industry. The company is part of the international holding company Sensata Technologies - a global ... more

Automation & Robotics

Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric is among the world leaders in electric distribution products and industrial automation. It was established in Bulgaria in 1999, today operating two manufacturing facilities.The company’s activities include: ... more

Electronics

Melexis is a Belgian company, leading manufacturer of advanced mixed signal semiconductors, sensor ICs, and programmable sensor IC systems. It is present in 12 countries worldwide. Melexis Bulgaria was ... more

Automation & Robotics

Liebherr
Liebherr was established in Bulgaria in 2000 . The company has capacity to manufacture 600 000 refrigerators annually and delivers its products to most EU countries. Liebherr’s activities include ... more

Electronics

IMI
Integrated Microelectronics (IMI) was established in Bulgaria in 1993 as EPIQ. It started activities in the field of electronic assembly, module assembly, development and manufacture of plastic injection moulds ... more

Automation & Robotics

The company was established in1997. It manufactures heavy industry transformers, tap changers and solar systems. Hyundai Heavy Industries Bulgaria serves clients all over the world and exports its transformers ... more

Electronics

Festo
Festo is specialized in manufacturing of sensors and sensor applications. It was established in1993.The Bulgarian manufacturing is one of the biggest that the company operates. The company is active ... more

Automation & Robotics

ABB
ABB is among the global leaders in power and automation technologies and electrical equipment. ABB operates in Bulgaria through three companies: ABB Bulgaria, ABB Avangard and ABB Automation.Its Bulgarian ... more

Electronics

Electrical engineering and electronics sector in Bulgaria
Electrical engineering an electronics manufacturing are among the key industrial sectors in Bulgaria. According to a recent research by Invest Bulgaria Agency, among the major product groups in this field ... more

Electronics

How to complete a low-cost design and analysis using a single-phase AC induction motors and an 8bit microcontroller
Justin BauerSmall AC induction motors, say for opening garage doors, can have speed control and soft start added with little cost using a three-phase inverter circuit. These permanent split ... more

Automation & Robotics

The automotive industry is among the most prospective sectors in Bulgaria
Dr. Till Truckenmueller, President of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria, for the South-East European Industrial Market magazineDear Mr. Truckenmueller, which are the highlights in the activities of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria? Please, ... more

Electronics

Together with the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Messe Muenchen mirrors the Bulgarian market at its shows
Dr. Michael Poellmann, Executive Director Global Sales, Messe Muenchen, for the South-East European Industrial Market magazineDear Mr. Poellmann, this year Messe Muenchen and the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and ... more

Automation & Robotics

Recycled corrugated packaging company DS Smith has signed an agreement with Cukurova Group to acquire its corrugated packaging business in Greece and divest its minority stake in Cukurova Group’s ... more

Energy

First two high power charging stations launched in Slovenia
The first two out of 26 power charging stations for electric cars were launched in Slovenia in October 2015. By the end of the year, Slovenia will have rapid ... more

Automation & Robotics

Romanian food supplements producer Alevia invests EUR 1 million in plant expansion
Romanian herbal teas and dietary supplements producer Alevia has invested EUR 1 million in expanding its factory and offices and acquiring new equipment for its production plant in Faltceni, ... more

Machines

A new rubber tire factory opened in Turkey
The USD 520 million Sumitomo Rubber tire factory in Turkey has been officially inaugurated by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The plant in the central Anatolian province of Cankiri ... more

Automation & Robotics

Serbian PKC Group commissioned a new production line
The Finnish manufacturer of electrical distribution systems for the vehicle industry PKC Group inaugurated a new technology line in its factory in the Serbian city of Smederevo. The start ... more

Automation & Robotics

Slovenia’s Ribnica is one of the possible locations for Japanese robotic manufacturer Yaskawa Electric Corporation’s new production centre, revealed company executives and government officials. Slovenia is currently shortlisted alongside ... more

Dutch company invests in the Romanian hemp business
Dutch company HempFlax, active in the processing of hemp, announced that it has invested EUR 5 million in the Romanian hemp business and has opened its first factory in ... more

Automation & Robotics

Siemens to build factory for trams in Turkey
Siemens announced an upcoming investment in the growth market for urban public transport. The company will build an assembly factory for trams in the Turkish city of Gebze, near ... more

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Slovenia is shortlisted for possible Yaskawa production centre location

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The automotive industry is among the most prospective sectors in Bulgaria

Dr. Till Truckenmueller, President of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria, for the South-East European Industrial Market magazineDear Mr. Truckenmueller, which are the highlights in the activities of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria? Please, ... more

Together with the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Messe Muenchen mirrors the Bulgarian market at its shows

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At the national level, SASO presents one of the most significant civil construction, wood and metal industry, tool and equipment, energy, electrical engineering, telecommunications and craft and small entrepreneurship ... more

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Owing to their long tradition and successful organization the fairs BIAM - WELDING have confirmed their status of the most important business event of this economic branch in Croatia, ... more

Strojar

Strojar is a manufacturer of copper based alloys in Croatia. Founded 60 years ago today it is positioned as manufacturer of high value and high quality products thanks to ... more

RS Metali

RS Metali operates two plants in Croatia - Samobormetal - Sveta Nedelja and Rapid - Virovitica. The foundry produces wide range of single and serial castings in completed technological ... more

LTH Metal Cast

LTH Metal Cast was founded in 1980 and joined the LTH Castings Group in 1999. After resuming the production in the early 90s, the company focus was predominantly raw ... more

Ljevaonica Bjelovar

The foundry was founded in the beginning of the 20th century. It started production of casting in gray (SL) and ductile (NL) cast as well as iron alloys with ... more

Ivanal

Ivanal’s main products are AL-die-casting products for the automotive sector, the manufacture of home appliances and furniture. The company was established in 1937. In 1979 the foundry started production ... more

Ferro-Preis

Ferro-Preis was founded in the mid-20th century in the city of Cakovec, Croatia, under the original name Foundry Cakovec (Ljevaonica Cakovec). Since then there has been a long tradition ... more

Duro Dakovic Trade

Duro Dakovic Trade was founded in 1991. Basic activity of foundry is production of grey and ductile iron metal casts and manufactoring of models.The production of casts at the ... more

Metallurgy and Metalworking Industry in Croatia

The metal industry is one of the most important industries in Croatia. The Agency for Investments and Competitiveness, an agency of the Croatian Government (AIK), reports that businesses dealing in ... more

Automotive manufacturing and R&D sector in Slovenia and Romania

Automotive industry is a key industrial sector of the European economy, including the South-East European region. The development of the industry includes intensive R&D activities, growing innovations and strong ... more

Teletek

High-tech manufacturer of full range of intruder and alarm systems, Teletek Electronics JSC has already established itself in the field of intruder and fire alarm system solutions. The company’s ... more

Monbat

Monbat is a Bulgarian company with almost 60 year history and traditions in the manufacturing of batteries. It manufactures lead acid batteries for various applications. It was established in ... more

Incotex Group

Incotex is a consortium of companies with main activities in the area of design, manufacturing, sales and servicing of electronic devices. The company exports 90% of its products in ... more

Electrostart

Electrostart manufactures ballasts for fluorescent, sodium, mercury and HID lamps, ballasts, capacitors.The company was established in 1967 in the city of Varshets with the opening of a factory for ... more

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Acom designs, manufactures high quality High Frequency (HF) equipment, HF antennas and antenna crank-up masts. Its products are sold in 110 countries around the world. The company was established ... more

Yazaki

Yazaki was established in Bulgaria in 2007. It operates a manufacturing facility in the cities of Yambol and Sliven. The Bulgarian branch is the main supplier of wire harnesses ... more

Siemens

Siemens Bulgaria is a leading provider of innovative products, technologies and solutions in the industry, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. Its business activities are focused on the areas of electrification, ... more

Sensata Technologies

Sensata Technologies is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-temperature sensors for the automotive industry. The company is part of the international holding company Sensata Technologies - a global ... more

Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is among the world leaders in electric distribution products and industrial automation. It was established in Bulgaria in 1999, today operating two manufacturing facilities.The company’s activities include: ... more

Melexis

Melexis is a Belgian company, leading manufacturer of advanced mixed signal semiconductors, sensor ICs, and programmable sensor IC systems. It is present in 12 countries worldwide. Melexis Bulgaria was ... more

Liebherr

Liebherr was established in Bulgaria in 2000 . The company has capacity to manufacture 600 000 refrigerators annually and delivers its products to most EU countries. Liebherr’s activities include ... more

IMI

Integrated Microelectronics (IMI) was established in Bulgaria in 1993 as EPIQ. It started activities in the field of electronic assembly, module assembly, development and manufacture of plastic injection moulds ... more

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Bulgaria

The company was established in1997. It manufactures heavy industry transformers, tap changers and solar systems. Hyundai Heavy Industries Bulgaria serves clients all over the world and exports its transformers ... more

Festo

Festo is specialized in manufacturing of sensors and sensor applications. It was established in1993.The Bulgarian manufacturing is one of the biggest that the company operates. The company is active ... more

ABB

ABB is among the global leaders in power and automation technologies and electrical equipment. ABB operates in Bulgaria through three companies: ABB Bulgaria, ABB Avangard and ABB Automation.Its Bulgarian ... more

Electrical engineering and electronics sector in Bulgaria

Electrical engineering an electronics manufacturing are among the key industrial sectors in Bulgaria. According to a recent research by Invest Bulgaria Agency, among the major product groups in this field ... more

Strong international presence expected at Via Expo’s exhibitions in April 2016

The next year’s editions of the international exhibitions EE & RE (energy efficiency and renewables), Smart Cities, Save the Planet (waste management and recycling), and LiftBalkans (elevators and escalators), ... more

Leading innovations in the field of electric automation were showcased at SPS IPC Drives 2015

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The Greek biennale Syskevasia will demonstrate the newest packaging solutions in 2016

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The MachTech & InnoTech exhibition to be held for the first time in April 2016

The sixth edition of MachTech & InnoTech - the B2B forum for industrial equipment, will be organized for the first time within 4 days, from 5 until 8 April ... more

Over 9.2 million euro will be invested in waterworks in Croatia

Improvements to the wastewater network in the Croatian city of Sisak and neighboring municipalities will be supported by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with a 9.2 ... more

Greece is testing a driverless bus in real traffic conditions

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Turkey is 16th in global automobile production

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The Bulgarian metallurgical industry celebrated its traditional holiday in Aurubis Bulgaria

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