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Industry: Global supplier of micro-electronic semiconductor solutions in the automotive sector

In Sofia since: 2000

Employees: 425 /aiming to grow to 735 by 2022/

Investment: 75 million euros




The Belgium-based electronic components producer Melexis plans to double its production capacity in Sofia, where the largest manufacturing facility of the company is currently located. Over the next five years, Melexis will invest 75 million euro to significantly extend its R&D activities, as well as its warehousing facilities, adding additional 15.000 sqm to its existing 7.500 sqm facilities in Sofia. Melexis’ Sofia-based workforce is expected to reach nearly 575 employees by the end of 2018, and the total will grow by another 160 people till 2022.

The investment in Sofia is part of the expansion of Melexis in strategic European locations to help the company meet growth plans in logistics, manufacturing and R&D activities that will bring additional capacity to meet the growing demand for the services and solutions that the company designs, manufactures and renders in the automotive microelectronic sector.

We’ve managed to reach an important milestone in our project, reaffirming the intentions we have been pursuing together over the last 3 years. We have faced difficult moments that we managed to successfully overcome, thanks to the support we received from you. Thank you for this!, says Sylvain Collot, Manager of Melexis Bulgaria, in his letter to Sofia Municipality and Sofia Investment Agency.