Textile sector with new opportunities for collaboration between Albanian and Dutch businesses
A workshop named "Opportunities for cooperation between Albania and the Netherlands in the textile and footwear industry" was held in Tirana. The seminar was organized with the support of the Dutch Embassy in Tirana, in cooperation with CSR Netherlands, MVO Nederland and AIDA, as the main Albanian partner in this project. ... more
The 40th World Congress of Vine and Wine was held in Sofia
The 40th anniversary edition of the World Congress of Vine and Wine was held on May 29 – June 2 this year in Sofia, Bulgaria. Over 1000 delegates from all over the world had the opportunity to learn more about Bulgarian wines at the Hotel Marinela, EFE Hall. The forum gathered over 1000 representatives from member states of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV). ... more
BAT acquires leading brands from Bulgaria’s Bulgartabac
British American Tobacco (BAT) has reported the signing of an agreement with Bulgarian cigarette maker Bulgartabac, within which BAT is to acquire some of its leading cigarette brands in a deal worth more than EUR 100 million. The deal is subject of anti-trust approvals and is expected to be concluded by the end of June this year, the company said in a statement. ... more
Two Belgian companies confirmed interest in investing in Macedonia
The CEO of the Agency for Foreign Investments and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia Visar Fida had an official visit to Belgium recently. ... more
Sremska Mlekara buys DIB Bujanovac for cigarette production in southern Serbia
Sremska Mlekara bought 57,93% of the capital of Duvanska Industrija Bujanovac (DIB), as announced by the Serbian Ministry of Economy. According to Sremska Mlekara’s director Rade Basta, the idea is for DIB to be revived and for cigarette production to start again in Serbia’s southernmost area. ... more
Sephora acquires the Turkish company Tekin Acar Cosmetics
The French multinational luxury goods conglomerate Sephora is about to acquire the Turkish major cosmetics retailer Tekin Acar Cosmetics. The deal is currently subject to approval by the Turkish Competition Authority, but upon approval 19 stores, including the flagship ones in Istanbul and Ankara, will be acquired by the French cosmetics compay. ... more
Slovenian glue maker Mitol acquired by Belgium’s  Soudal Holding
Sezana-based adhesives producer Mitol has been acquired by Belgium’s Soudal Holding. The Slovenian company expects to benefit from synergies while keeping all its business segments and trademarks. “With the arrival of a strategic owner with a clear vision, Mitol will further strengthen its development, sales and long-term stability,” said director Marjan Mateta, who will remain at the helm of Mitol. ... more
Planinka opened a new Prolom water bottling line
Kursumlija-based Planinka opened a new modern line for bottling in its factory for bottling Prolom voda. As company director Radovan Raicevic announced EUR 2,5 million was invested in the line with capacity of 13 200 units per hour. ... more
Kale Group and Rolls Royce will produce engines for Turkish fighter jet
The British automotive and aviation company Rolls Royce and one of Turkey’s prominent defense contractors - Kale Group, have established a joint venture with ownership as follows: 51% for Kale Group and 49% for Rolls Royce. The joint venture company will operate under the name TAEC Aircraft Engine Industry Corporation and will produce jet engines for both military and civilian purposes, with intellectual property rights to the engines remaining in Turkey. ... more
Austrian car parts producer opens new facility in Slovenia
Mark Metal, an Austrian manufacturer of car parts, opened a new production facility in the town of Ptuj, Slovenia. The company has been operational within the country for almost 20 years and now plans to expand production and double the number of jobs to nearly 200 in two years. It invested EUR 4 million into the former commercial premises of Techcenter and additional EUR 4 million into machinery. ... more
Another oil port in Porto Romano
The Albanian National Council of Territory has approved the building of an oil port within the Romano Port of the town Durres. The so-called MBM Port will be set up based on a concession contract in the form of BOT (building, operation and transfer of ownership and operation right at the end of the concession agreement). ... more
Serbian energy company NIS opens gas facility near Pozarevac
A new facility of Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS) for production and wholesale of natural compressed gas was opened on May 23 this year in the gas field Ostrovo near Pozarevac, Serbia. The planned annual capacity is 9000 tons and the investment is worth about EUR 3 265 000. ... more
The Bulgarian branch of Titan Machinery opened a new sales-service center
The Bulgarian representative of the American dealer of agricultural and construction equipment, Titan Machinery, officially opened its new sales-service center in Sofia. The company welcomed over 200 guests at an official ceremony and cocktail for its grand opening. ... more
ESD Bulgaria participated in the Belgrade Fair for Technical and Technological achievements
ESD Bulgaria participated in the 61st International Fair for Technical and Technological achievements in Belgrade, Serbia, which took place from May 15th to May 19th 2017. The exhibition emphasized on the technology developments under the theme “Future Tempo”. ... more
Marquardt to create 600 new jobs in Macedonia
A new factory of the German company Marquardt was officially opened in the industrial zone Karaslari in Veles, Macedonia. The factory that will produce high-tech parts for the German automotive industry (Mercedes, Audi and BMW) has an area of 15 000 sq.m. and already employs 170 of the planned 600 people. The current investment is EUR 25 million and is planned to reach over EUR 35 million. ... more

LATEST issue 2/2019

issue 2-2019


Schneider Electric, Radoslav Koshkov: We are planning interesting new implementations in a broad range of industries

Schneider Electric, Radoslav Koshkov: We are planning interesting new implementations in a broad range of industries

From the new Regional Manager of Schneider Electric for Bulgaria, Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo, our readers will learn details about the development plans of the company in the region ... more
TMBA, Jui-Hsiung Yan: Taiwanese machine tools are highly prized on the European market

TMBA, Jui-Hsiung Yan: Taiwanese machine tools are highly prized on the European market

Exclusively in the new issue the Chairman of the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders` Association shares an interesting insight into the trade partnership between Europe and the Taiwanese manufacturers ... more