Melexis has been present in Sofia since 2000 and is planning to double the manufacturing space as well as significantly extending the R&D and Warehousing facilities, adding a further 15,000 square meters to the 7,500 square meter facility. In order to facilitate this, Melexis projects to invest a total of approximately €75 million over five years. As a result of the increased demand, the workforce is expected to grow from 425 to nearly 575 by the end of 2018, with a further 160 people expected by the end of 2022.
In parallel, Melexis is also investing in a brand-new wafer-probing site in Corbeil-Essonnes, France. Melexis is projecting a €60 million investment in production equipment over five years. The site will begin operations during Q2 of this year.
“After the recent expansion of the Ieper site last year, we are excited to be expanding in two other European locations to help us meet our global growth plans in terms of R&D, logistics and manufacturing capacity for the medium-term future,” said Veerle Lozie, VP operations for Melexis.