Company profile

Metals for Progress

Aurubis Bulgaria is part of Aurubis AG, one of Europe’s leading copper producer and one of the world’s largest copper recycler based in Hamburg, Germany. The company is the largest industrial taxpayer in the country and has a structural importance for the economy of Bulgaria. Aurubis Bulgaria main activities are processing of copper concentrates, production of cathode copper registered on the London Metal Exchange as Pirdop brand, of copper anodes and co-products such as sulfuric acid and iron silicate.

Aurubis Bulgaria plant is located in the Srednogorie region. From its establishment in 1958 to nowadays the copper plant near Pirdop and Zlatitsa is inseparable part of region’s history and the development of Bulgaria. There is hardly a family from the Srednogorie that has not been in any way part of this journey throughout more than six decades.
Aurubis Bulgaria is also a R&D hub that develop solutions and improvements for copper extraction and environmental protection. The company carries out a sustainable policy of social responsibility at national and regional level focused on support of education, healthcare, culture, local communities, young talents, people with disabilities.

Facts & figures
  • The largest industrial taxpayer in Bulgaria. Structural significance for the Bulgarian economy.
  • 7.5% of total exports, 4.4% of Bulgaria's imports (2022).
  • Over 750 million euros of investments in the period 1998-2023, focus: modernization, environment.
  • Current investment program in the amount of EUR 400 million, 2024-2027.
  • Over 1,000 direct jobs, 2,500 indirect jobs in the subcontractor chain.
  • Long-term programs for corporate social responsibility for the region and Bulgaria.