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Minister Vezieva took part in the opening of a new investment for BGN 19 million of a Swiss company for chocolate products

November 2, 2021

The Minister of Economy Daniela Vezieva took part in the ceremony, which started the expansion of the production of a Swiss company producing chocolate and sugar products in its factory in Sofia. The new investment of the company in Bulgaria amounts to about BGN 19 million and will create 70 new jobs.

"It is a pleasure for me to find today another expansion of the company's production in Bulgaria. This is another proof that the work of the caretaker government in the direction of improving the country's image to foreign investors and the clarification of the business environment is assessed positively, "said Minister Vezieva.

She congratulated the company's management that in times of pandemic and insecurity they continue to invest in Bulgaria and provide employment to more and more people.

According to her, the Ministry of Economy will support the company's project with an investment certificate. "We encourage just such investors in industries with high added value and export orientation," said the caretaker Minister of Economy.

The ceremony was also attended by the Ambassador of Switzerland to Bulgaria Raymond Furrer, Deputy Prime Minister Atanas Pekanov, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Violeta Komitova, Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, Executive Director of the InvestBulgaria Agency Stamen Yanev and others.

The Swiss food company Nestle has officially launched the production of Nestle Smarties, the second global brand of the company, starting its production in a chocolate factory in Sofia.

The product that will be produced is chocolate core dragees, in colored capsules, whose colors come entirely from natural ingredients, and the packaging will be 100% recyclable paper.

The new product is expected to be exported to 10 European countries to begin with.

Sofia Factory has over 80 years of history in the production of sugar and chocolate products, currently a production center for Kit Kat (the company's global brand), with exports to over 35 countries around the world.