Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev was among VIPs who attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the Sofia – Bozhurishte Economic Zone project on June 17 2013, marking the start of German company BHTC’s manufacturing plant project and the National Company Industrial Zone’s infrastructure projects.
German company Behr-Hella Thermocontrol (BHTC) GmbH is the first tenant of the Bozhurishte industrial area on the outskirts of Sofia, investing 42.5 million leva to set up a research and development centre and manufacturing facilities.
The BHTC project, which will create at least 350 jobs, involves a manufacturing facility and research and development centre for the production of equipment for the management and maintenance of air conditioning systems for motor vehicles.
“We have a lot to give Europe, the world and its modern development,” Plevneliev said, underlining that BHTC had been very careful about its choice and had decided on investing in Bulgaria. The firm was awarded a Class A investment certificate by the Economy Ministry in April.
Others at the ceremony included Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandukova, Economy and Energy Minister Dragomir Stoinev, Valeri Andreev, the executive director of the National Company Industrial Zones and Assen Vassilev, who was economy and energy minister in the Marin Raykov caretaker cabinet.
(Photos: Clive Leviev-Sawyer)