The facility expansion, which will spread over 15,000 square meters, will further extend the complex of Melexis in Sofia, which already occupies the significant 7,500 square meters. The new building is expected to be fully operational within two years, and around €17 million will be invested still by the end of this year.
The groundbreaking of the new building is part of the ambitious five-year expansion plan of Melexis, which includes significantly expanding the manufacturing space, R&D and warehouse facilities. The plan of the Belgian company is to invest a total of €75 million over the period of the next five years.
“Our goal is to make the office in Sofia an even more attractive location for Bulgarian and foreign specialists who choose to live and work here. For the next five years, we have ambitious plans that we start to implement with the start of this expansion,” said Sylvain Collot, site manager of Melexis Bulgaria.
At present, Melexis Bulgaria, which was established in 2000, employs more than 475 people, and the plans include an expansion of the team with 100 new hires (up to 575 people) until the end of 2018 and a total of 300 new hires until 2022.