Main Branches-> Industry
About 100 enterprises in the fields of machine building, ship repairing,
internal combustion engines, telecommunications, sailing, medical equipment,
household goods, textile and metallurgy work in the industrial zone of Varna and Provadia.
Food, wine and tobacco industries produce over 50 000 tons
of products annually. The biggest quantities produced are of fruit and vegetable
cans, sugar, salt, beer, soft drinks, milk and dairy products.
The Chemical industry is concentrated in Devnya. The chemical
complex there provides 16 % of the national chemical industry production.
A significant part of the electronic, glass, china and faience industry,
tailoring and shoe industry is concentrated in Varna district.
Disposes of tankers, container carrier, ships for massive
and general cargo, ferries with total tonnage of 1 810 000 DWT.
Provides almost the half of the total incomes in the region
and 90% of the income of the transport sector in the region.
The biggest naval transport company in Bulgaria, state property,
The Enterprise is nominated for privatization now.
Solvay Sodi is founded in 1997 after the privatization of
Sodi, Devnya. Today, 98% of the capital of Solvay Sodi is held by Solvay
Sisecam Holding with the following shareholders: Solvay S.A. - a chemical
and pharmaceutical Group from Belgium; Sisecam - a chemical and glass-manufacturing
Group from Turkey; The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
In 2000, Solvay Sodi acquired the companies supplying the
essential raw materials for the production of soda ash - the brine producer
Provadsol, the thermal power plant Deven and the limestone quarry Devnya
Limestone, as part of a JV with Devnya Cement
With a production capacity of 1.2 million tons/year, Solvay
Sodi is the biggest plant of synthetic production of soda ash in Europe
and one of the biggest in the world
Solvay Sodi has stable positions on the international market;
the company exports about 90 % of the production overseas
Acquired by Marvex (Spain) in 1997. Sold to Cement Francaise,
Italcimente in October 1998 .
Prominent Bulgarian producer and exporter of cement and
- Agropolychim JSC is a member of the ACID & FERTILIZERS GROUP, a leading
producer of fertilizers in South East Europe and the biggest one in Bulgaria.
- In 1999 63% of the company in liquidation was privatised by the Bulgarian
Privatisation Agency to "Acid & Fertilizers" LLC, USA / a joint venture between
DAVENPORT INDUSTRIES Ltd. (99%) and UMICORE MED, Bulgaria (1%).
- Since February 2003 AGROPOLYCHIM”JSC has a representation office in Amman,
- Bulgarian chamber of commerce and industry awarded Agropolychim JSC as leading
company in North – East Planning Region for 2002.
Union Miniere / Oiltanking
- The first stage of construction of the terminal for liquid chemical cargos
in Varna ended in September 2001.
- Range of the project: annual export of about 400 000 mt sulphur acid .
- The largest and best equipped shiprepair plant in Bulgaria, suitable for
dry-docking for ships to 35000 dwt and afloat repair to 150000 dwt .
Only producer of diesel and gas engines in Bulgaria.
The Association works out a program for imposing a family
of engines, certified for accordance with the ecological requirements of
the European Union for the harmful emission in the burnt gasses.