Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products in Bulgaria: Orgachim

Automation & RoboticsIndustrySouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2015

Orgachim - Ruse is known as one of the largest and best equipped chemical companies in Southeast Europe, with a long history in the production of specialty chemicals and coatings with modern facilities and significant resources used for the development of new products. In 2011, the company Orgachim AD celebrates 110th anniversary of its inception.

The roots can be traced back to 1901, when the Company passes through many difficult years of economic crisis, regional and two world wars. The product range includes - paints, varnishes, enamels, primers, adhesives, electrical insulating varnishes, resins. The Company is the only manufacturer in the country of anhydrides and the largest producer of plasticizers and alkyd resins. Registered trademarks of Orgachim are: Facagen, Alutin, Balkyd, Ruviplast, Vinakol, Protecta, Mefisto, Leko, Hamelekon, Emanel, Blago, Deko Professional, Spirit, Casa Bella.

Majority owner is the English RC2 Fund and the parent company is the Romanian Policolor. More than 60% of the paints and lacquers are intended for the Romanian market and about 80% of the resins are exported to countries such as Romania, Serbia, Belgium, Austria, etc. Since 2009 the entire manufacture of paints and lacquers has been moved from the Romanian factory to Bulgaria.

The EuroBioRef project where Orgachim AD is one of the 28 partners from 14 countries was launched in 2010. The project addresses the complete process of biomass transformation from the agricultural product to the commercial end products. The company invests about 2 m EUR annually in production automation, capacity enhancement and improvement of working conditions.