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Smart factory in Plovdiv is expanding

Schneider Electric Bulgaria’s smart factory is growing.

SE_Smart Factory_OutsideThe company is planning to expand its existing production building in the village of Benkovski (Plovdiv District) with additional capacities for assembling medium and low voltage electrical equipment. The new wing will cover an area of ​​3,000 square meters, divided into two main parts – manufacturing/storage and administrative. The investment proposal has been submitted to the Regional Inspectorate for Environment and Water – Plovdiv. According to it, the implementation of the project will envisage the construction of a heat pump system with geothermal drilling.

Schneider Electric Bulgaria is a division of the multinational company Schneider Electric – a world leader in the field of power transmission and distribution equipment and industrial automation. The company has been present in Bulgaria for 22 years and employs nearly 1,000 people.

The Bulgarian market is served by a well-developed network of distributors, with headquarters and warehouse in Sofia and a sales office in Varna.

In 2019, the Schneider Electric plant in Bulgaria received the Smart Factory certificate – the group’s highest internal standard for industrial manufacturing, automation and efficient process management. The factory in our country is one of the largest and most modern production bases of the company in Europe and became the first and only Schneider Electric Smart Factory in Eastern Europe. Over 65% of the processes  are fully automated, and the team continues to support and implement new technologies. With the certificate, the Schneider Electric plant in Bulgaria becomes an exemplar Smart Factory center for 14 countries.

Earlier this year “Schneider Electric Bulgaria” won the award “Employer of the Year”. The company was honored as part of the annual Employer Branding Awards of b2b Media.

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Source: Maritsa
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