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
. 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 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
, with 24 250 m
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
with about 30,000 m
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 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 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.
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: Nexans autoelectric