Following a construction period of around one year, the building extension at the Bozhurishte production site was officially opened yesterday by the MULTIVAC Management Board. The guests at the inauguration ceremony included Nikola Stoyanov, Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Industry, and Dr Antoaneta Bares, Managing Director of National Company Industrial Zones EAD. Additional production and assembly facilities, as well as state-of-the-art offices, covering a total area of around 5,600 square metres, are now available for use. The investment amounted to around six million euros.
Dr Christian Lau, Group President (Chief Operating Officer) of MULTIVAC, said at the official opening: “With the completion of our new building, we are delighted that we can significantly increase our capacity on-site in sheet metal manufacturing, as well as electrical and mechanical assembly. Thanks to the very latest manufacturing technology, the factory is highly efficient and offers ideal production conditions.”
Miyryam Servet Mustafa, Managing Director of MULTIVAC Bulgaria Production EOOD, added: “As a consequence of the expansion, we will create approx. 100 attractive new jobs in the Production department. This expansion also underlines the outstanding development of our company in Bulgaria.”
Christian Traumann, CEO and Speaker for the MULTIVAC Management Board, summed up: “The site at Bozhurishte, which was put into operation in 2018 and supplies various companies within the MULTIVAC Group, has developed over recent years into a strategically important part of our worldwide production network. The sales company for Bulgaria, with its own showroom and training facility for customers and staff, is also located on the site, and this means that we now employ a total of around 230 staff locally.”
In addition to the Bulgarian factory, MULTIVAC has twelve more production sites in Germany, Austria, Spain, Brazil, China, Japan and the USA, and a further factory is currently being built in India.