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Chinese firms sign Bulgarian MoU for EV buses and R&D

20 Jan 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Chinese companies ACN Worldwide and Jiangsu Alfa Bus company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bulgaria's investment agency for cooperation on the construction of a EUR25m (US$27.8m) plant for electric buses and research and development centre in Bulgaria, the government in Sofia said.


VW not abandoning Turkey - report

25 Oct 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen is not scouting for alternative locations as it evaluates plans to build a new car factory in Turkey, Andreas Tostmann, VW's production chief, has told media.


VW plant bid causes political spat in Bulgaria

22 Oct 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Romania's outgoing prime minister Viorica Dancila said on Monday she planned to speak to German chancellor Angela Merkel about a letter sent by the European People's Party (EPP) to Volkswagen in support of Bulgaria's offer to become home to the automaker's planned new manufacturing plant - a project that Romania is also vying for.


Bosch opens engineering centre in Sofia

9 Oct 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Bosch has opened an engineering centre in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.


Chinese electric bus maker eyes Bulgaria for assembly and battery plant

2 Sep 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Chinese electric bus manufacturer Alfa Bus is eyeing the Bulgarian market for a plant to assemble electric buses and produce their batteries in the EU, Bulgaria's economy ministry was quoted as saying.


Behr-Hella Thermocontrol completes Bulgaria expansion

18 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

German car parts manufacturer Behr-Hella Thermocontrol (BHTC) said it had completed the expansion of its production base in Bulgaria's Industrial Zone Sofia-Bozhurishte, following spend of EUR6.1m.


Sensor maker breaks ground for new Bulgarian plant

12 Feb 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Sensor systems manufacturer Sensata Technologies Bulgaria, a unit of Belgium-based Sensor-Nite, broke ground for a US$27m (EUR23.9m) new production and storage facility in the city of Botevgrad, the Botevgrad municipal government said.


Teklas Bulgaria to spend EUR15.3m on new factory

11 Feb 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Automotive rubber products manufacturer Teklas Bulgaria, a wholly owned unit of Turkey's Teklas Kauçuk Sanayi ve Ticaret, intends to spend over US$17.4m/EUR15.3m) on a new manufacturing plant in Vratsa, the city mayor said, according to local media reports.


Voss to create 1,000 new jobs in Bulgaria

1 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Bulgaria's Lovech Municipality says German supplier, Voss Automotive is to create 1,000 new jobs by utilising an existing factory in Bahovitsa.


Visteon expands Bulgaria software facility

17 May 2016 | Simon Warburton

Visteon is expanding its software operations in Bulgaria, by relocating its 700 employees from Sofia to a new 89,000-square foot facility with plans to expand, accommodatoing up to 150 additional staff.



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