The First Nitrile Glove Factory in Europe Opened in Plovdiv With a Capacity of Over 34,000 Gloves per Hour

From now on, PPS Manufacturing is officially the first nitrile glove manufacturing factory in European Union. The Bulgarian start-up will produce impressive 34,000 gloves per hour, which are designed to provide protection in the healthcare, industry and life sectors. The grand opening was accompanied by an official start of the production line, a tour in the factory for the guests, led by the CEO of the company, Anton Petrov and a sanctification. Stefan Stoyanov, Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv, and other public figures, managers of successful companies and journalists attended the remarkable event.

The construction of this first-of-its-kind factory in Europe is supported by funding from the DZZD “Fund for Sustainable Cities” under the financial instrument “Urban Development Fund”. The total amount of the provided credit resource is BGN 12,014,990, of which BGN 7,088,844 is provided by the Operational Program “Regions in Growth 2014-2020” and includes co-financing from the European Regional Development Fund.

“I am extremely happy that we are opening the new PPS Manufacturing factory, which is unique for Bulgaria and for the whole of Europe project, as there is currently no production of protective nitrile gloves on the continent. We will unleash our potential and offer high quality product, fast delivery and constantly available production in stock”, said Georgi Petkov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PPS Manufacturing.

“The investment in the construction of PPS Manufacturing is particularly significant. It is entirely Bulgarian and created with a Bulgarian spirit. The whole management of the company are typical representatives of the new wave of Bulgarian industrialists, who have changed the country’s economy in recent years. Such examples inspire young people to learn, to develop, to be active citizens. PPS is also a symbolic project for Plovdiv, for the great change that the city experienced. Plovdiv is a leading industrial center precisely because of the successful development of Bulgarian companies. I wish PPS to succeed and to continue to inspire and make us proud by conquering European markets.”, said Stefan Stoyanov, Deputy Mayor of Plovdiv.

PPS Manufacturing aims to protect people’s lives and health by providing access to secure personal protective equipment. It will help many industries reduce their dependence on Asian producers and secure the vital equipment from a local company.

About PPS Manufacturing

PPS Manufacturing is a Bulgarian company that produces nitrile gloves for healthcare, industry and bits. Production is unique to Europe as the company aims to become a leader in the sector. The factory is located in Plovdiv, where more than 100 people will work. Foreign chemical engineers will be attracted to the faster uptake of technology and start production, who will train

in Bulgaria and will assist with the start of production. It is envisaged to build a laboratory for scientific and development and production tests. The company’s products will be tested in a European certified laboratory and certified by a European authority.