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tional in the summer of 2014. Currently there are

60 people employed in the company, but the ca-

pacity, resources and staff is intended to double

over the next two years.

KEMMLER Electronic operates in a high-tech,

modern production and warehouse space of 1600

m

2

. The company's main priority is the quality of its

products, so the Bulgarian factory started the im-

plementation of international quality standards. In

2015, it received a ISO / TS 16949 certificate for

quality management in the automotive industry.

Later on, during the spring of 2016, the company

received a ISO 140001 certification for an integrat-

ed environmental management system.

According to the CEO of KEMMLER Group Mr.

Stefan Reiber, Bulgaria is an important part of the

company's strategy and future success.

Yazaki Bulgaria

Yazaki Bulgaria is owned by the Japanese manu-

facturer of automotive components and equipment

Yazaki Corporation. The company's activities in

Bulgaria began in 2006 with the production of wire

harnesses for the European automotive industry,

mainly in Spain and France.

Yazaki has twoproductionbases inBulgaria - inYam-

bol and in Sliven, and another, third facility currently be-

ing constructed in Dimitrovgrad. The company's total

investment in the country amounts to EUR 60 million

and about 5000 people employed in the two existing

factories. Another 3000 are expected to be employed in

the Dimitrovgrad facility upon its completion.

In the Yambol industrial zone Yazaki occupies an

area of 50 000 m

2

, with 24 250 m

2

dedicated to

manufacturing. In addition to an assembly depart-

ment, Yazaki Bulgaria also has an engineering divi-

sion. The investment in Dimitrovgrad will be built on

a terrain of 64,000 m

2

with about 30,000 m

2

dedi-

cated to manufacturing.

Globally, Yazaki develops and produces meters,

electronic components and a lot of other products

for automotive use in addition to its core production

of wire harnesses. It is present in 50 countries and

employs more than 170 000 people worldwide. The

company holds a 35% market share of the world

wire harnesses for the automotive industry.

Elektrokabel Bulgaria (Nexans)

Elektrokabel Bulgaria is a subsidiary of Nexans Auto-

electric - the German producer of cabling systems and

electromechanical components for leading automotive

and system manufacturers worldwide. Globally, Nex-

ans employs about 9,500 people at 23 locations.

The company opened its first production plant on the

Bulgarian market in 2015 at the Industrial and Logis-

tics Park of Pleven. The facility occupies an area of

5000 square meters and specializes in the production

of electrical systems for BMW's vehicles. During the

same year, Nexans revealed intentions to invest EUR

4million in the Pleven facility end expand its manufac-

turing space with 10 000 square meters.

"With competence, reliability and innovative tech-

niques Nexans autoelectric presents itself in a highly

competitive market and has achieved solid econom-

ic success over decades. As a young member to the

Nexans autoelectric group, Elektrokabel Bulgaria

aims to contribute to this success and share and to

carry on the the core values of its parent company,"

states Elektrokabel Bulgaria's corporate website.

Nexan's global production range includes individ-

ual system parts, mounting parts and microswitch

applications for vehicle interiors as well as entire

vehicle wiring systems.

Arkomat Bulgaria

Arkomat is an international subcontractor compa-

ny which manufactures wire harnesses for Volk-

swagen Electrical Systems Inc, Fiat and Renault.

Arkomat has been one of the leading companies in

the wire harness industry with its 900 people em-

ployed in Turkey and Bulgaria since 1994.

The company's first subsidiary in Bulgaria was

opened in the town of Kazanlak during 1999, which

makes Arkomat the first manufacturer of wire har-

nesses in the country. A second production plant

was announced in 2015, this time in Karlovo. The

total investment for its completion was announced

to be EUR 4 million, half of which were intended for

the building and half for the equipment.

In 2015, Arkomat was awarded a class "A" certifi-

cate for a highest class investor by the Bulgarian

Ministry of Economy. The recognition was given to

the company for its investment in the Bulgarian

economy that is the completion of a new manufac-

turing plant in Karlovo.

Nursan Otomotiv

Nursan Otomotiv is the Bulgarian subsidiary result

of a joint collaboration between Nursan Electric

Donanam and Koush Group. The company was es-

tablished in 2002 and currently operates in an enter-

prise located in the village of Lulakovo, municipality

Burgas, over a manufacturing area of 7000 square

meters, where it produces automobile cable systems

and battery cables for cars, light-trucks and trucks.

Theholding companyNursanElectricDonanamwas

founded in 1976, and since 1992 has been operating

in Istanbul, Turkey, in an enterprise with covered area

of over 35,000 square meters. The company works

with over 20 clients from Turkey, France, Italy, Egypt

and Iran, including Renault, Ford, Hyundai, and Fiat,

and its total turnover reaches EUR 60 million.

In addition to its core products, Nursan offers an

extensive portfolio for manufacturers of applianc-

es, provides its customers the opportunity for prod-

uct development, product comparison, mass pro-

duction and on-site service.

Source: Yazaki Bulgaria

Source: Arkomat

Source: Nexans autoelectric