Business expansion
Yuzhna Bulgaria; Yuzhen tsentralen; Haskovo
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

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 December 2017
Employment effect (start)
7 December 2017
Foreseen end date


Yazaki Bulgaria, local affiliate of Japanese multinational motor parts supplier, was registered in 2006 and is planning to create up to 200 new jobs in Dimitrovgrad (its third factory in Bulgaria) by the end of 2017 (the other two plants are at Sliven and Yambol). The new factory already employs 800 people and will be producing equipment for car manufacturer Mercedes Benz. Most of the jobs at the plant will be as production operators requiring little professional qualification as all employees receive training onsite. 

Yazaki Corporation was established in 1941 and produces cable installations for many automotive companies worldwide. There are 18 Yazaki factories in Europe with more than 30,000 employees. Total employees of Yazaki Corporation worldwide number 289,300 (as of June 20, 2016), including more than 5,000 persons in Bulgaria. 



  • 6 December 2017: Capital.bg
  • 7 December 2017: dnevnik.bg


Eurofound (2017), Yazaki Bulgaria, Business expansion in Bulgaria, factsheet number 92736, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92736.