William Hughes Bulgaria
William Hughes Bulgaria supports a purpose-built factory which opened for business in 2004 as a centre for high volume production in a mainland Europe location. It employs over 175 staff having undergone four expansion phases since opening and is currently over 5,500 sq metres in size with capacity for further growth.
The factory is located 12km from Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s second city, just over an hour’s drive from the international airport of Sofia. Current manufacturing facilities are extensive with 22 CNC wire bending / coiling machines that can bend wire from 0.4 – 12mm, and can coil up to 6.3mm spring steel. For assembly work there are spot welders, automatic welding cabinets and 6-axis robot welding cells. For finishing parts there are 2 nylon plastic coating lines, a paint line and a delta toning plant. For inspecting work, there is a CMM, a portable measuring arm, torque and load testing machines.
William Hughes also has an office in Berlin for the co-ordination of all elements of mainstream European manufacture.