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Business Partner of 2012

15 June 2012

On 14. June "Sopharma" received the prestigious international award "Business Partner of 2012". The award was given to the CEO Mr. Ognian Donev on a ceremony in Belgrade.

The award has been given sine 2008 by a panel of the academic community in Serbia, headed by Prof. Elias Chyosich, Dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad.

The categories in which the nominated companies competed are three: regional business partner, business partner of Serbia and media partner.

The first category included leading companies from 12 countries. The commission ranked one company from 7 of these countries and among them was the Bulgarian "Sopharma". "They deserved the award, because in September last year they opened a second production plant for medicines near Belgrade," explained the organizers. The investment, which created 110 new jobs, amounts to a total of 8 million EUR. The annual capacity of the factory is 8 million packages of tablets, capsules and powders. The opening of the plant was attended by Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister Bozidar Djelic.

The new plant is fully operational and ended 2011 with a profit, Mr. Donev said.

Last year's winner of the prestigious award, given to "Sopharma", was the worldwide recognized Slovenian pharmaceutical company "Krka".