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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.


BULGARIA: BYD plans EV plant

14 Dec 2012 | Chris Wright

Build Your Dreams (BYD), the Chinese carmaker backed by billionaire US investor Warren Buffett, has signed an agreement with energy giant Bulmineral to build an electric bus and car factory in Bulgaria, according to official Chinese news agency Xinhua.


BULGARIA: Great Wall establishes European building blocks

20 Feb 2012 | Chris Wright

Great Wall will start producing cars and trucks at its new factory in Bulgaria from the end of this month, gaining its first foothold in the European market.


BULGARIA: Sales decline begins to slow

11 Nov 2010 | just-auto.com editorial team

Bulgaria's new car sales decline slowed in October to 32.8% on the year compared with 37.8% a month earlier and some 40% at the beginning of 2010, according to figures from the Association of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM).


BULGARIA: New vehicle sales off 35.5%

15 Sep 2010 | just-auto.com editorial team

New car sales in Bulgaria fell 35.5% year-on-year for the first eight months of 2010.



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