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Maxit Bulgaria Opens A Plant In Plovdivs Radinovo Industrial Area

Industrial mortars' manufacturer Maxit Bulgaria will open its plant in Radinovo industrial area near Plovdiv, the company’s business development manager Pavel Pavlov said, quoted by Dnevnik daily.

The new plant embraces a 1.5ha plot and its annual output capacity is estimated at 150 000 tons. Construction of the enterprise finished at the end of last year. The plant opened for business with clients as of mid-February after the successful end of its trial period that ran from the turn of January and during which only trial orders were manufactured.

Currently, the factory has 12 employees but this number is expected to increase to 30 by the end of the year.
Maxit Bulgaria is a subsidiary of the Swedish Maxit Group, an international premix and clay producer and provider of premix plants and machinery, acquired by by French Saint Gobain company in February.

According to the original plan for the Radinovo facility, the project was divided into two phases: construction and launch and subsequent expansion of production. About eight million of the original 10 million leva budget has been absorbed so far.

In early March this year, Saint Gobain started work on a plant of its own near Kostinbrod that will make redundant any output capacity upgrades of the Plovdiv plant, said Pavlov. The Maxit management expects that the new owner will make the relevant decisions, Dnevnik daily reported.

According to preliminary information, the Maxit plant will cater to clients in Southern and Eastern Bulgaria while the Konstinbrod factory will handle markets in Western and Northern Bulgaria.