SE Bordnetze

Electronics IndustrySouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 4/2016

SE Bordnetze - Bulgaria is a parts supplier for the international automotive industry. The company has two locations in Bulgaria, in Mezdra and in Karnobat, where it produces wire harnesses for a variety of automobile platforms. Major customers of SE Bordnetze are Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Skoda.

The company was originally founded in 2002 as a logistics center of Volkswagen Elektrik Sistemleri A.S. - Cerkezkoy, Turkey in Kazanlak. In 2004 it expanded and moved to its own site in Karnobat and shortly after became a sub supplier of VW TR.

Following the deal between Volkswagen AG and Siemens AG within which Volkswagen Bordnetze GmbH was sold to Sumitomo Corporation back, in 2006 the company became autonomous. Since then it has been operating under the new name SE Bordnetze - Bulgaria.

During 2008 the company expanded further and founded its second plant in Bulgaria, located in the town of Mezdra. Currently, SE Bordnetze has a third location in the country, in Sliven, but it is owned by its subcontractor Ates.

"Using the term "Bordnetz" we are talking about the complete cross-linking of electric and electronic components in one car which are used for the transmission of electrical power and signals. The wire harness itself could be visual seen as the "electric veins" of a vehicle. Without these features, safety systems like ABS, ESP, Airbag or user-friendly features like seat heating, electric window lift or climate control unit wouldn’t work," states the company website.