Brewery in Bulgaria's Plovdiv to be Demolished as Production Moves to Haskovo

Business | November 7, 2015, Saturday // 16:28
Bulgaria: Brewery in Bulgaria's Plovdiv to be Demolished as Production Moves to Haskovo

The Kamenitza brewery in the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv will be demolished as the production will be relocated at the site of Astika brewery in the city of Haskovo.

Both breweries are owned by Molson Coors Brewing Company.

When the construction of the Kamenitza brewery started back in 1881, the location of the factory was firmly outside the bounds of the city.

As Plovdiv grew throughout the years, the brewery has moved into the wider centre of the city, which makes extension of the production impossible at the current site.

A total of 58 employees will be dismissed and will be compensated with between 7 and 14 wages depending on their experience.

Another sixteen people will be offered reemployment in Haskovo, while 33 will be given the opportunity to sign temporary contracts until the suspension of production works in Plovdiv.

Millions have been invested in logistics, renewal of the capacities and optimisation at the brewery in Haskovo, private bTV station informs.

Further EUR 15 M are expected to be invested in 2016, together with the creation of sixty jobs.

The historic buildings in Plovdiv will be demolished until new year, with only the chimney to be preserved.

Once the site is cleared, it will be used for the building of a microbrewery for craft beer, museum, pub, souvenir shop, park and outdoor stage for cultural events.

EUR 2 M will be invested in the project, which is expected to be completed next year and provide employment to 50 people.

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