Partners

Strategic Partners

Philip Morris Bulgaria EOOD is an affiliate of Philip Morris International (PMI) – the leading international tobacco company with more than 150 years of history and with 6 of the world’s top 15 international brands, including Marlboro the number one cigarette brand worldwide, as well as with more than 150 million people consuming its products globally. Ever since it first came on the Bulgarian market in 2006 the efforts of the company and its team of innovators transcended the mere trade in tobacco products.

For a second consecutive year Philip Morris International was recognized as a Global Top Employer. At national level, Philip Morris Bulgaria received a Top Employer certificate for 2018 from the Top Employer Institute, as well as “Best employer” for 2017 from AON organization („Best Employer” for 2017 based on a survey of the satisfaction, attitudes and engagement of the employees).

Philip Morris Bulgaria is also committed to contributing to the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2015 the company has been implementing an annual charity program “Summer of Joy, Autumn of Care” which supports children, elderly people and entrepreneurs from remote tobacco-growing regions in Bulgaria. In 2017 the program received two prestigious awards for “Best Social Policy by a Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise” of the Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum and for “Best Donor Program by a Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise” of the Bulgarian Donors Forum.

Today PMI is dedicated to doing the biggest shift in its 150 years of history towards a smoke-free future. PMI is engaged in the development and commercialization of Reduced-Risk Products (“RRPs”) – smoke-free products that have the potential to reduce individual risk and population harm in comparison to smoking cigarettes.

Zagorka brewery, established in Stara Zagora, enters in its second century of operation. In 1994, Zagorka AD became part of the HEINEKEN global family. Since then, for more than 20 years now, over 133 million euro have been invested in Zagorka AD for processes modernisation and increase of the production capacity. Currently, the brewery in Stara Zagora is one of the most modern and innovative in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Since June, 2016, the General Manager of Zagorka AD is Nikos Zois.

Nowadays, ZAGORKA is a unique player on the Bulgarian beer market, with products like Zagorka Retro or the various 0.0% alcohol brands launched by the company over the past few years. But its vision does not end with trade. ZAGORKA is declared the greenest FMCG company in the country thanks to their CSR platform Brewing a Better World which contributes in six directions, including protection of water resources, reducing CO2 emissions, growing with communities, sustainable sourcing, advocating responsible consumption and promoting health and safety.

 

KORADO Group is the world 5th largest supplier of steel panel radiators. The quality of its products has been verified during the 50 year history by more than 30 million customers world wide. The company offers wide range of products of steel panel radiators, tower rail radiators and unique design radiators. The brand name is associated with a complete range of heating and ventilation solutions with progressive technologies, high effeciency and competitive prices. The business strategy for 2018 continues in territorial and product transformation. KORADO Group consists of the parent company KORADO, a.s., Česká Třebová, four trading companies in Germany, Austria, Poland, UK and three production subsidiaries – KORADO Bulgaria, LICON HEAT and Therm Wet. The Group employs 650 people.

 

Business Partners

Aurubis is a leading integrated copper group and the world’s largest copper recycler. We produce 1 million tons of copper cathodes each year and from them a variety of copper products. Production expertise is our strength and the driving force of our success. Thanks to our wide range of services, we rank among the global leaders in our industry.

The Bulgarian copper production plant is located in the Srednogorie region. The plant was built in 1958 and it consists of four main production units: Smelter, Refinery, Acid plant and Flotation plant. Today the company employs 845 people. Aurubis Bulgaria is the second largest company in Bulgaria in terms of revenue and has invested more than EUR 600 million in modernization of production and improvement of environmental efficiency since 1997.

 

Bulgaria-based Euroins Insurance Group (EIG) is one of the largest independent groups operating in the Central and SEE insurance markets. The company is focused in providing a full range of insurance products in the areas of general, health and life insurance. Sofia-based group operates in seven European countries, has more than 7% market share in Bulgaria, Romania and FYROM. In 2014 EIG initiated operations in Greece under the freedom of services regime and in 2016 is already operating on the Ukrainian market after acquiring HDI Strakhuvannya from Hannover based TALANX International. At the end of 2017 EIG acquired a stake in the Russian insurer ООО RSO Euroins and with this operation entered the Russian market. This acquisition is in line with EIG’s strategy to expand in the CIS region where the markets have an enormous potential for growth. The EIG also has niche operations in Italy, Spain and Poland. The group has over 2,5 million clients, 2100 employees and annual revenues of over EUR 330 million.

 

Moldova Agroindbank has been recently conferred the title Best Social Impact Bank – Moldova 2017 by the London-based publication Capital Finance International (CFI). According to the CFI assessment committee, “Moldova Agroindbank conducts its business in line with corporate responsibility

principles, making sure its impact on the community is managed with high responsibility”. From the very outset, the bank committed to operate responsibly within society and produce long- term positive effects. After a quarter of century of activity, the bank fully meets these goals.

 

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) considers Austria as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank. 15 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in the fields of leasing, asset management as well as mergers and acquisitions.

In total, around 51,000 employees service 14.2 million customers through around 2,600 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE. RBI has EUR 119 bln of total assets and a top 5 market position in 11 countries. RBI is also present in the largest global financial centers.

RBI is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB). RBI’s shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, Austria’s largest banking group, and serves as the head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.

 

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