Alcomet celebrates 20 years sustainable growth

Alcomet AD marked the Day of Metallurgist and 20 years of sustainable development, continuous growth of investments and production on November 5. The celebration was under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev, who congratulated the two owners Fikret Ince and Fikre Kuzucu, who privatized the plant two decades ago.

“We have faced with a lot of challenges in the 20 year history of Alcomet and, having successfully survived those challenges, we are looking into the future with other tasks in front of us”, shared Fikret Kuzucu.

“The company is looking forward, integrating latest technologies such as “artificial intelligence” and “robotics”, said also Kuzucu. “We take this opportunity to thank you all, who have been with us throughout this journey. Special thanks to the officials of Bulgarian Government, Municipality of Shumen, our business partners, equipment manufacturers and colleagues who have today honored us with their participation and we count on their continuing support” said Fikret Kuzucu.

“When one told me that in Bulgaria nobody invest in manufacturing, that there are no investments, one of the places that I would like to bring him is here in “Alcomet”. And there is no need to explain, but to show only”, stated Deputy Prime-Minister of Bulgaria – Tomislav Donchev during the celebration.

Factory Director of Alcomet – Ivan Papazov, Consulate General of Turkey in Burgas – Senem Guzel, Chairman of Bulgarian association of metallurgical industry Anton Petrov and temporary presenting the mayor of Shumen – Rositsa Antonova also greeted the guests. Representatives of national and local authorities, partners and friends of the company were among the quests.

Five from the best students in the field of science and practice of metallurgy were awarded during the ceremony.

The guests of the event had an opportunity to visit the new rolling shop, new continuous casting line and 2500-tons extrusion press after the official speeches. Alcomet aims to enter new markets in building, architecture, automotive and packaging with these investments.