Projects

Eqtec Iberia is building a GE-powered biomass CHP plant in Bulgaria
Eqtec Iberia, part of the Spanish holding company Ebioss Energy, is building a biomass CHP plant near the village of Stroevo, Bulgaria. The facility, which is located in proximity to Plovdiv, is powered by GE’s Jenbacher gas engine technology and will produce heat and power from straw and wood chips, the Spanish company announced on its website. The project named Karlovo was started in October 2013 and is planned to be finished by the end of September this year.The ... more
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 Oliva plant together with modernizing and upgrading the equipment. The project is expected to be finished in the summer of 2014, when the factory will be able to start operating at full capacity. It will open about 120 new jobs.The reconstruction is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and ... 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 is partially funded by OP "Competitiveness" (6 million lv. / 3.06 million euro).The official opening of the factory was attended by the Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, who highlighted OPTIX as a model of successful cooperation between universities, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the business, adding that Bulgaria could be highly ... 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 its capacity for sustainable growth in Home and Personal Care. The new facility will produce some of the company’s household cleaning and personal care brands including OMO, Domestos, Yumos, Cif, Rinso, Elidor and Dove.Unilever follows a strict model of securing ever-lower environmental impacts when designing its new factories; an example ... more
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 formalized the acquisition with RPC Superfos, one of the five clusters within the British company RPC GroupPlc. Thanks to its product quality and the achieved results, Helioplast was earlier recognized as a trustworthy partner by RPC Group. In the new organization, RPC Superfos will own 80 percent of Helioplast, while ... more
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 investment amounts to nearly 3,5 million euro and will result in the construction and commissioning of a modern production facility, located on an area of 8502 square meters in the town of Shumen. The production part of the new capacity will include storage for raw materials and finished products, zone ... 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 and industrial development zone in the city of Stip. The investment worth nearly 20 million euro is projected to open jobs for approximately 1,400 people.The new Johnson Controls facility, which covers an area of 12,500 square meters, will manufacture car seat covers for the markets across Europe and Russia. The ... more
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 Lear Corp, extended their existing businesses in the country by opening new facilities in January. TRW Automotive inaugurated its airbag plant in Roman, eastern Romania - the sixth facility of the company, operating in the Balkan country. About 400 new jobs will initially be created. In three years this number ... more
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 modern assembly facility of 5 000 sq.m will produce cable harnesses for leading European automobile manufacturers like Mercedes, Cadillac and Opel. Elektrocabel Bulgaria is planning to invest several million euros in the new plant. At full capacity, it will open 600 new in the fields of production, administration, logistics, quality ... 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 business operations in Europe. The company officially announced the opening of a new production facility in Timisoara, Romania. The project is a result of the company’s corporate strategy aimed at satisfying customer demands for a low-cost manufacturing centre on the Old Continent. The new 50,000 square foot facility is located ... 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 project, worth 70 million euro, is partially subsidized by the Serbian government. The facility is going to produce the latest tape technology for industrial packaging, eventually hiring a total of 450 people.Seven production lines will operate in the new Vibac plant, manufacturing masking tape, hot melt packaging tape, foil and ... more
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 plant, which will produce rubber seals for the German multinational automotive corporation Daimler - Chrysler.The first facility in Stara Zagora was built in 2004 as a part of the international "Standard Profile" group. It is manufacturing seals for the automotive industry. Statistics show that for the last 4 years the ... more
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 the company Green Glass, part of Green group which is one of the biggest players in the local green sector. The plant is located on the former Danubiana industrial platform and has a projected processing capacity of 110,000 tons of waste annually. The new recycling facility will start with 30,000 ... more
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 million euro in the facility, opening 2,500 new jobs. Four operational units - cables, networks, plastic technology and mechatronics, will operate together in the new plant.The Macedonian gorvernment stated for the media that it has done everything to develop the Zabeni industrial zone, in order to meet the investor’s requirements ... more
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 facility cost an investment of 60 million euro. This is the second Johnson Matthey plant in the industrial zone. The company opened its first factory in Macedonia in April 2010 and estimates it has invested over 130 million euro in the country so far, including the funds for the new ... more

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Environmental industry met at IFAT Eurasia 2021 in Istanbul

Environmental industry met at IFAT Eurasia 2021 in Istanbul

This year, there was a special focus on combating the impending environmental disaster in the Sea of Marmara, where algae slime blankets on a historic scale have formed over the ... more
The die casting sector to gather at EUROGUSS 2022

The die casting sector to gather at EUROGUSS 2022

Machinery and equipment, processes, toolmaking and mould fabrication, foundries and associated technologies will be showcased in the four halls ... more
30th edition of Plast Eurasia to be held in December

30th edition of Plast Eurasia to be held in December

Exhibitors at the fair will have the opportunity to expand their business network and customer portfolio and gain access to new markets by meeting decision makers from the Balkans, Eastern and Western Europe, Western and Central Asia, Middle ... more

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