Our innovative subsidiary in Bulgaria
Plovdiv, in central Bulgaria, is older then both Athens and Rome and is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It was elected as the European Capital of Culture in 2019 alongside Matera, in Italy.
What few people know here: It’s the most important industrial location in the country after the capital, Sofia. Various companies active in the food and drink sector, consumer goods sector, non-ferrous metals sector and textiles are based in the town and surrounding areas.
One factor was of major importance for the Heikaus brothers: The Plovdiv region was a major player in the plastics industry even back in the late 1990s. Back in those days, this sector covered areas in which Germany and other industrial European countries had barely started. Film that has already been used by customers is taken back for recycling.
This made it the ideal location for pioneers such as Gerd and Lothar Heikaus to set up and expand a factory over there. They acquired an existing company and transformed it into a modern subsidiary with passion and bold investments. Primarily, regenerate films are now extruded there under the “TRIDEX Ltd” name and made into bags, sacks, and films.
The company employs around 90 staff, whose knowledge is kept up-to-date with regular training in the same way as their colleagues in Germany. TRIDEX is ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001-certified and also satisfies the requirements of BSCI.