Factory of the year

Factory of the year

The event

Capital has been moving hand in hand with the Bulgarian industry for decades. We followed its revival from the chaos of the 90s, through the first steps of new factories and investors, to the flourishing boom of Bulgaria's new industrial era.

For the first time in 2022, the country outperformed all other EU peers, ranking first in terms of industrial production growth. This gives new self-confidence to the Bulgarian business, but also shows extremely positive trends at the macro level - through new jobs, growing incomes and more added value.

The achievement, however, comes amid several raging crises – from the COVID pandemic, the war in Ukraine and high inflation rates, through the energy disruptions and the growing signs of global recession. 

If we look at history again, it seems that we are at the verge of a new turning point for the Bulgarian industry. Its leaders, however, know that the landscape is, and will always remain, uncertain, but if you keep on moving, you can ride the waves of uncertainty instead of being swept away by them.

The Contest 
The "Factory of the Year" contest is Capital’s event which logically builds on the expertise and knowledge accumulated over the years. 

The aim of the project is to distinguish leaders - those who are the first to deal with challenges and those who overcome them in the best possible way. Capital will reward the innovative, the sustainable ones, as well as those who care about the development of the business and its people.

The first edition of the competition will focus on manufacturing innovations on the way to Industry 4.0. Applicants will be evaluated according to criteria developed in partnership with Trakia Tech and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and the one with the highest overall score will receive the honorary award "Innovative Factory of the Year", which will carry until the next edition in 2023.

More information about the phases of the competition and the application procedure will be published on the website in the beginning of September.

Award Ceremony 
The award ceremony for the "Factory of the Year" contest is will take place on the 8th of December in the city of Plovdiv.

The event is by invitation only.


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