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Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD

Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD

Geographic Location

Country: Bulgaria
Region: Targovishte; Severoiztochen; Severna Bulgaria


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
23 - Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
Number Employed: 1500
Group: Şişecam Yenişehir Glass Complex

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-03-2008
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2009
Foreseen End Date: 01-06-2010
Planned Job Creation: 500

Additional Information

Trakya Glass Bulgaria EAD, subsidiary of the Turkish glass giant Şişecam, is to create 500 new jobs by June 2010. Şişecam will invest USD 380 million in the expansion of its production facility in Targovishte. Another USD 415 million will be invested in the construction of four new plants by 2010. The new plants will produce flat glass, motor vehicle window glass, bullet-proof glass and insulation glass. The Bulgarian subsidiary of Şişecam currently employs 1,500.