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Swiss giant opens sensors plant in Sofia

November 1, 2013


Swiss electric giant LEM opened a new BGN 3 million high-tech factory in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.


"Opening a plant in Bulgaria's like to get married. Apart from the fact that we have found great experts here, there was also an emotional element in our decision: we saw amazing motivated people who want to make Bulgaria world class" CEO François Gabella said at the inauguration.


LEM is the manufacturer of converters and sensors that are built into the key security technical solutions such as elevators, electrical systems and others.


Initially the plant will employ 40 people, which will increase to 80 after 6 months. The number of employees is scheduled to increase to 400 by 2018.


LEM pulled its capacities to Sofia from Japan and Switzerland in order to optimize their costs.