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“Odelo” manufacturing of spare parts for headlights moves from Germany to Plovdiv

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The company will hire another 100 people this year for its second factory The car headlights manufacturing company Odelo Bulgaria, which is part of the Turkish holding Bayraktarlar, will transfer the production of spare parts for headlights from Germany to their second plant near Plovdiv, which is currently under construction. The manufacturing lines for the ...

RYANAIR will fly between Plovdiv and London again

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The low-cost Irish airline Ryanair will bring back their round-trip flights between Plovdiv and London. The Plovdiv Airport announced on its website that the flights will recommence on June 4. The flights will take place twice a week – on Monday and Friday, from 21:20 and 12:25 BG time respectively. With regards to the ongoing ...

Plovdiv is among the top 50 most innovative smart cities

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The Municipality of Plovdiv was awarded the prestigious American award “Smart 50″ by Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation and US Ignite late. Each year, the award is given to the 50 most innovative and community-transforming projects in the world. This is yet another recognition that our city has received for the successful digitalization ...

SPARK is now in Plovdiv

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SPARK – the electric car sharing service, is now available on the territory of Plovdiv. Locals will have the opportunity to travel ecologically to any part of the city and park in the “blue zone” and a number of partner locations completely free of charge. SPARK also offers the opportunity for a Business Account, through ...

BULGARIAN EXPORT INCREASED BY 27% IN MARCH

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The National Statistical Institute (NSI) reported a huge recovery in the exports in March. According to the data, total exports increased by 27% on an annual basis – pace unseen since 2017. And while the ups at the time were mainly due to the rise in prices of raw materials, which we export mainly to ...

Plovdiv is moving towards high-tech industrial manufacturing

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Medium- and high-tech industries are at the heart of European industry. They bring above-average industry added value per job position and are concentrated mainly in the field of mechatronics and automotive. On the other hand is the lower productive textile sector, which occupies a small share in developed industrial economies and continues to decline under ...

Hundreds of new residential buildings are appearing in Plovdiv

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In the first quarter of 2021, the local administrations issued permits for the construction of – 1,546 residential buildings with 8,775 dwellings in them and 1,027,989 sq.m. total built-up area; 28 administrative buildings/offices with 93,208 sq.m total built-up area; and 1,117 other buildings with 580,046 sq.m. total built-up area, according to the National Statistical Institute ...

Dressing the Balkans for work

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There is hardly an industry in Bulgaria that does not know and has not worked with Bultex 99 – a Plovdiv company for workwear and personal protective equipment. With revenue of nearly BGN 62 million in 2019, the company ranked seventh among the largest clothing retailers in the country, leaving behind many of the leading ...

Plovdiv – leader in the increase of real estate deals

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The real estate market in Bulgaria continues to grow rapidly despite the pandemic. Real estate transactions are growing by 17% on an annual basis in the current 2021, according to data from the Registry Agency at the end of March. For the first 3 months of the year in a total of 44,113 real estate ...

Plovdiv – most preferred for internal migration

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In 2020, 197,242 people were part of the processes of internal migration. The largest number of migrants – or 21,320 people – have chosen the District of Plovdiv as their new place of residence. The regions with the largest relative share in the migration flow to Plovdiv District are: Sofia (capital) – 7.7%, Pazardzhik – ...