Business expansion
Yuzhna Bulgaria; Yugoiztochen; Sliven
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 February 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Japanese company Yazaki Bulgaria EOOD (YBE) is to invest in a new plant in Sliven for the production of cable assemblies for Ford Transit. The plant will be built by the end of June 2012 and create 500 jobs by the end of the year. The workforce is expected to increase to 1500 in 2013.

Already in 2006, Yazaki wanted to develop its business in Sliven. However, the plan did not go through as the management failed to reach agreement with the local authorities.

The company is 100% owned by the Japanese Yazaki Corporation and has already invested about BGN 60 million in the Bulgarian town Jambol and it is a major employer (with over 2200 employees) in South-eastern Bulgaria. The company is a world-leading manufacturer of cable equipment for some leading brands such as BMW, Opel, as well as many Japanese and Korean car manufacturers.


  • 23 January 2012: novinite
  • 1 February 2012: daily-news


Eurofound (2012), Yazaki Bulgaria EOOD, Business expansion in Bulgaria, factsheet number 73495, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73495.