Business expansion
Yuzhna Bulgaria; Yuzhen tsentralen; Plovdiv
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.31 - Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment for motor vehicles

1,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 January 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2015
Foreseen end date


Sensor-Nite Industrial plans to create 1500 new jobs at its second plant in Bulgaria, located in the industrial zone "Maritza" - part of the Trakia Economic Zone (TEZ), Plovdiv, in early June 2015. As reported, the plant will produce sensors for the automotive industry. Expansion of production has been prompted by the increasing environmental requirements in auto manufacture. The company is already recruiting staff through various channels such as jobs portal jobs.bg.

The new plant will be the second largest of the group worldwide. The first in Bulgaria, opened in 2002 - at Botevgrad (1300 employees) - was also the first in Europe. Sensor-Nite is part of the American company Sensata Technologies - a world leader in sensor and control manufacture. Sensata Technologies currently has business centres and manufacturing sites in Brazil, Bulgaria, China, the Dominican Republic, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States. Sensata Technologies has 12.100 employees worldwide as of January 1, 2014.


  • 20 January 2015: Capital
  • 20 January 2015: Dnevnik


Eurofound (2015), Sensor-Nite Industrial, Business expansion in Bulgaria, factsheet number 78152, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78152.