Investments amounting to BGN 70 million are launched in the Industrial Zone — Kostinbrod. This became clear during the visit of the Minister of Economy and Industry Nikola Stojanov to the zone. So far, private companies have invested over BGN 200 million in the Kostinbrod area and have created hundreds of new jobs.
The Minister of Economy visited the region at the invitation of the mayor of the municipality Traiko Mladenov and became familiar with some of the problems of the businesses in the region and their plans for development.
‘The inclusion of the zone in the register of industrial parks in Bulgaria will enable companies to benefit from a simplified regime of administrative procedures,’ Minister Stojanov said. According to him, the Ministry of Economy and Industry is currently in the process of elaborating a Program for the Development of Industrial Parks in Bulgaria. ‘It is planned for it to include various support measures, and only industrial parks included in the register will be able to benefit from it,’ Minister Stojanov emphasized.
With a new investment of more than BGN 10 million, the Greek company Interion AD becomes the sole producer of NuCrema chocolate spread. The entire quantity of the popular brand will be produced in the country and exported to other countries. This became clear during a meeting of Minister Nikola Stojanov with the management of Interion AD. The company intends to make new investments in development in Kostinbrod.
One of the largest manufacturers of doors, windows and blinds not only in Bulgaria, but also in Europe — Rollplast Grup AD — started an investment of BGN 12 million. This became clear during the visit of the Minister of Economy to the company’s plant. He became familiar with the production process and investments in new machinery and equipment. Over the last decade, the entire production of Rollplast Grup AD has been exported to the region of Kostinbrod, and the company has a strong presence on the Balkan Peninsula, but also exports to countries around the world.
‘The proximity to Sofia has been a driving factor for concentrating so much investment in the region, but now the state and the local government need to create more preconditions for a balanced development of the region,’ Nikola Stojanov said during a meeting with the mayor of the municipality. The Mayor also presented the newly launched investment projects in the region, which in practice envisage the creation of a new industrial zone in the region. The main problem remains the shortage of staff, and it was agreed that the municipality and the ministry will partner in initiatives to promote the opportunities offered by employers in the region.