Business expansion
Yuzhna Bulgaria; Yugozapaden; Sofia (stolitsa)
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.11 - Manufacture of electronic components

160 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 July 2018
Employment effect (start)
4 July 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


The Belgian company Melexis is investing €75 million in expanding its facility in Sofia which will cover 15,000 sq. m., doubling its existing 7,500 sq. m. The plans include expanding the team with 100 new hires by the end of 2018, and a total of 300 new hires by 2022. The new building is expected to be fully operational within two years, and around €17 million will be invested still by the end of this year. Melexis laid the first stone of its new building in Sofia’s quarter Gorublyane on Wednesday 4 July. 

As of July 2018, Melexis Bulgaria, which was established in 2000, employs more than 475 people. 

Updated, 31/08/2021

In September 2021 the company will launch its new facility in Sofia and will create 160 new jobs by the end of 2022, adding to its current team of 500 people.



Eurofound (2018), Melexis Bulgaria EOOD, Business expansion in Bulgaria, factsheet number 94527, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94527.