For a second year in a row Aurubis Bulgaria continues to support the development of sport talents from the Youth Academy of one of the most successful Bulgarian football clubs “Ludogorets”. The company is known with its policy to support “green” sports as cycling, swimming, volley-ball, athletics, karate and football on regional and national level.
„Our long-term plan is to support sports through implementation of different initiatives. We believe that the Youth Academy is very successful project and for us is an exceptional pride to support the future talents of a team, who has achieved remarkable success with the participation in the highest class tour-nament of the old continent“, said Tim Kurth, Executive Director of Aurubis Bulgaria.
„We are grateful to Aurubis Bulgaria for the confidence in us, because the support of green sports is an investment in the future. We are going to follow our policy for finding and developing young talents and partnerships with companies like yours which give us certainty that we are in the right direction“, confirmed Angel Petrichev, Executive Director of “Ludogorets”.
Currently the Youth Academy is preparing 180 sport talents between ages 14 to 17. Last year in line with the partnership for a first time a football cast-ing for talents was organized in Srednogorie region.
През изминалата година по линия на партньорството между Аурубис и ПФК „Лудогорец“ беше организиран и кастинг за подбор на млади таланти от всички общини в региона на Средногорието.
The plant was built in 1958 and main activity is processing of copper concentrates for the production of copper anodes and cathodes, as well as by-products such as sulphuric acid and fayalite.It consists of four main production units: Smelter, Refinery, Acid plant and Flotation plant. In April 2009 the official approval of the new name of the company “Aurubis” was received, after a year earlier the group Cumerio was acquired by Norddeutsche Affinerie AG (NA), after the approval of the European Commission at the beginning of the year.
Today the company employs 820 people who in 2014 produced 350 000 t. anode copper, 233 000 t. cathode copper and 1 200 000 t. sulphuric acid. The company realizes 8% of the country's exports to different markets including Turkey, Belgium, China, Singapore; the import is mainly from China, the Balkans and the Middle East.
Over the past ten years to modernize production and eco-efficiency improvements were invested EUR 550 million for which we receive a number of recognitions, including "Investor in Environmental Protection" (2014, Bulgarian Investment Agency).
As a large corporate donor annually we realize sponsorships and donations for projects in education, development of young talented children, sport, culture, disabled people, healthcare in Srednogorie region and at a country level.
Aurubis is the leading integrated copper group and the world’s largest copper recycler. We produce some 1 million t of copper cathodes each year and from them a variety of copper products. Production expertise is our strength and the driving force of our success.
Aurubis has about 6,500 employees, production sites in Europe and the USA and an exten-sive service and sales system for copper products in Europe, Asia and North America.
Thanks to our wide range of services, we rank among the global leaders in our industry. Our core business is the production of marketable copper cathodes from copper concentrates, copper scrap and recycling raw materials. These are processed within the Group into contin-uous cast wire rod, shapes, rolled products and strip as well as specialty wire made of copper and copper alloys. Precious metals and a number of other products, such as sulfuric acid and iron silicate, round off our product portfolio.
Customers of Aurubis include companies in the copper semis industry, the electrical engineer-ing, electronics and chemical industries as well as suppliers of the renewable energies, con-struction and automotive sectors.
Aurubis is oriented to growth and to increasing corporate value: the main focuses of our strat-egy are on expanding our leading market position as an integrated copper producer, utilizing growth opportunities and practicing a responsible attitude when dealing with people, re-sources and the environment.
Aurubis shares are part of the Prime Standard Segment of the Deutsche Börse and are listed in the MDAX, the European Stoxx 600 and the Global Challenges Index (GCX).
Further information at www.aurubis.com/bulgaria.