New ski factory will open in Plovdiv

Amer Sports, which produces brands such as Atomic and Salomon, will open a second factory to further expand its market presence. At the moment, Amer Sports covers about 30% of the world’s ski production. The news about the second factory of the company, whose direct shareholder is the Austrian Amer Sports Holding, was announced by […]

From Plovdiv to Istanbul by air

Direct flights from Plovdiv to Istanbul will start on February 18. They will run twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays to Sabiha Gokcen Airport, with possibility for connection to various parts of the world, including flights to dozens of desirable destinations in Europe and Asia. Reservations can be made on the company’s official website […]

The Cycling City of Plovdiv

In recent years, Bulgaria has become one of the most important bicycle exporters in Europe. An on-site survey shows that this could be just the beginning of a long-term bicycle boom in the Balkans. Werner Müller-Schell investigates. When one of the country’s highest politicians comes in person to sign a contract between two companies, it is a […]

Plovdiv’s businesses growing despite the domino of crises

In 2022, we saw an upswing in various manufacturing sectors and real investments, Bulgarian and foreign, for millions of euro in Plovdiv and the region. Undoubtedly, some of them are due to European funds received under operational programs, credits, reinvestments, as well as funds under the Investment Promotion Act. The manufacturer of optical equipment Optix […]

Automotive and mechatronics – the biggest drivers of Plovdiv

The rapid development of the region and the huge interest from investors are often a reason to raise the question of whether it is possible for the labor market in the area to satisfy the needs of employers, or whether the labor shortage will become a chronic problem for Plovdiv. Even media headlines about new […]

Gotmar – the plastic production giant in the region of Plovdiv

Gotmar specializes in the processing of thermoplastics and has been operating on the market since 1992. Since then, the company has been developing steadily, with its financial indicators pointing to stable growth, reaching BGN 182 million in revenue for 2021 and over BGN 10.5 million profit. The company, whose base near Plovdiv, employs over 1,300 […]

Plovdiv presented in USA as a leading investment destination in Southeast Europe

High-tech productions with included R&D centers are what Plovdiv should focus its efforts in the coming years. The task before the economy, not only in Plovdiv, but also in the country, is to transform itself into such that brings a higher added value, which in turn to raise the standard of living. This comment was […]

Ryan Fischer: Bulgaria is becoming a place for key technological innovations

Over the past few years, Bulgaria has become known for its robust business process outsourcing (BPO) industry. I think that in the coming years we will see that Bulgaria will become a place for key technological innovations. This was stated by Ryan Fischer, former Vice President of Bank of America in its HQs in Charlotte, […]