The Patent Office of Republic of Bulgaria circulated a special video about the located near the town of Panagyurishte optical company Opticoelectron Group JSCo that became “Innovative Company for 2017”. As we have already written in November 2017, Opticoelectron was awarded for two of its patents – night vision aviator glasses and a surveillance module. Then the award was bestowed by the Deputy Minister of Economy Mr. Lachezar Borisov.
“Lots of things changed within the last 15 years. Company sales grew, work increased, we stepped on new markets and redirected the company, and from a Warsaw company we turned it into a global one. I think that, in each company, people are in the first place. Machines and technologies may be implemented very quickly through a financial resource, but, for us, people and traditions are the most important. I am proud that during the last years we established a very strong team and hope that results will be even better during the coming years,” says in the video Eng. Ivan Garchev, CEO of Opticoelectron.
The qualitative team is not just words of Eng. Garchev without sense and meaning. It shall be reminded that in 2015, Eng. Stoyan Hristov, PhD, the mechanical engineer in the fundamental design unit of the company, won the distinction “Inventor of the Year” in the category “Mechanical Engineering and Construction” together with the Assoc. Prof. Lachezar Stoev from the Technical University of Sofia. Their mutual elaborations and new methods in the process of grinding allow achievement of high accuracy and homogeneous roughness of surfaces in case of longitudinal grinding of rotational parts.
Opticoelectron Group JSCo is the second largest company in the town of Panagyurishte and the second largest employer in the town. About 700 employees work at the territory of the industrial park, of which 150 are highly qualified engineers and PhD students. The products with the brand of “Opticoelectron” are traded all over the world and have been a synonym for quality in the field of optical manufacturing for more than 46 years.