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"The main components of the installation - cables
and accessories - are manufactured by Nursan. It is
a flexible company that can cope with any changes
in orders from their customers in order to satisfy them
completely," state company representatives.
SE Bordnetze - Bulgaria is a parts supplier for the
international automotive industry. The company has
two locations in Bulgaria, in Mezdra and in Karnobat,
where it produces wire harnesses for a variety of auto-
mobile platforms. Major customers of SE Bordnetze
are Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, and Skoda.
The company was originally founded in 2002 as a
logistics center of Volkswagen Elektrik Sistemleri
A.S. - Cerkezkoy, Turkey in Kazanlak. In 2004 it
expanded and moved to its own site in Karnobat
and shortly after became a sub supplier of VW TR.
Following the deal between Volkswagen AG and
Siemens AG within which Volkswagen Bordnetze
GmbH was sold to Sumitomo Corporation back, in
2006 the company became autonomous. Since
then it has been operating under the new name SE
Bordnetze - Bulgaria.
During 2008 the company expanded further and
founded its second plant in Bulgaria, located in the
town of Mezdra. Currently, SE Bordnetze has a
third location in the country, in Sliven, but it is owned
by its subcontractor Ates.
"Using the term "Bordnetz" we are talking about
the complete cross-linking of electric and electronic
components in one car which are used for the trans-
mission of electrical power and signals. The wire har-
ness itself could be visual seen as the "electric veins"
of a vehicle. Without these features, safety systems
like ABS, ESP, Airbag or user-friendly features like
seat heating, electric window lift or climate control
unit wouldn't work," states the company website.
Tremol SMD was established in the city of Veliko
Tarnovo, Bulgaria, in April 2006. The Bulgarian con-
tract electronicmanufacturer is a part of Tremol Group
Bulgaria and currently employs more than 240 peo-
ple. The total number of highly educated employees in
the group is more than 400, all of which have the po-
tential for R&D activities, electronic design, software
and firmware design, moulds and plastic parts design,
plastic injection, mechanical parts design, etc.
The company produces electronic modules in its
7000 sq. mproduction site, with a 1000 sq. madminis-
tration and engineering site and an additional PTH
manual assembly division in the town of Svishtov.
Tremol SMD operates three SMD lines with overall
IPC production speed of almost 400 000 components
per hour. Its production also comprises a flying probe
ICT, a lead-free and leaded process lines for wave
soldering, automatic optical inspection (AOI) ma-
chines, a conformal coating process unit and a 70 op-
erators division for manual and box-build assemblies.
IDT Automotive Solutions
IDT is a global provider of high-performance, en-
ergy-efficient analog and mixed-signal semiconduc-
tors and application-specific ICs. The company was
established in 1980 in San Jose, California.
At the end of 2015, IDT completed the acquisition of
ZMDI, which brought the company a highly regarded
automotive and industrial business, as well as high-per-
ditioning solutions. IDT's design centre in Bulgaria, IDT
Bulgaria Ltd. - former ZMDEasternEurope, was estab-
lished in 2008 for the design, marketing and sales of
ASICs and ASSP, as well as all related activities.
Besides ASICdesign services for TR1 and TR2 cus-
tomers, theAutomotive and Industrial Division (AID) of
IDT offers a wide range of standard products. The
most extended range is their sensor signal condition-
ers (SSC) range - chipswhich provide lownoise trans-
formation and calibration of the analog parameters like
temperature, pressure, voltage to digital signal.
Besides this, the universal driver chip for exterior mir-
ror is the smallest footprint chip in the world with a 6A
driving capability. This unique chip ismanaging all func-
tions of the modern exterior mirror: folding, bending,
heating, electrochromatic, blind spot detection and LED
driving. With ARM M0 and the extended application
package it decreases the prototyping cycle of the cus-
tomer and minimizes the BOM. IDT's battery manage-
ment product allows control of the lead battery charge
and is part of start-stop systems of the new cars.
Recently, IDT has started offering wireless charg-
ers for cars of 15W and PMIC (power management
chip) for Infotainment systems. The ISO26262
compliance ensures reliability and a lifetime guar-
antee, as well as decreases the time to market.
IDT Bulgaria currently employs 70 in its two loca-
tions - Varna and Sofia - covering all steps in the
process frommarketing to delivery of characterized
prototypes. The capabilities of the application team
are extended with EMC characterization laboratory
and mechanical lab with 3D printer offering quick
and reliable prototyping of the final product.
Source: Nursan Otomotiv