KAOLIN celebrated Miner


The year 2023 is significant for the history of KAOLIN. The company is celebrating two historical anniversaries - 100 years since its establishment and 10 years since the entry of Quarzwerke GmbH into Bulgaria - the parent company with headquarters in Frechen, Germany.

On September 21st, KAOLIN celebrated both anniversaries and the miners' professional holiday, after the lavish party organized by the company on the occasion of these anniversaries, at the beginning of June this year, at the Lozenets Residence in the city of Sofia. The party attended representatives of the state administration, foreign embassies and chambers of commerce, industry organizations, education, representatives of culture, politics, media, as well as customers, partners and dear friends of the company.

Nearly 1 200 people - workers and employees of the company, local partners and customers, representatives of the local government and of KAOLIN's subsidiaries, as well as a large part of the management of Quarzwerke 's subsidiaries, gathered in front of the administrative building in Senovo town, Vetovo Municipality to celebtrate the triple occasion.

Dr. Wolf Harlfinger – the CEO of Kaolin, who has held this position since the beginning of the acquisition of KAOLIN by the German company Quarzwerke, begun the celebration with welcoming words. In almost perfect Bulgarian, Dr. Harlfinger gave a brief historical overview and outlined the current priorities and the future development plans of KAOLIN. "When we decide to invest, it's a commitment for decades. This approach makes us a predictable, reliable and sustainable partner," highlighted  Mr. Harlfinger.

Following his introduction, Mr. Danail Kovachev - the regional governor of Ruse town, addressed the company's management and team.

"I highly appreciate your contribution to achieving accelerated and sustainable economic growth in the region. You prove once again that the Ruse region is one of the correct places to do business and to attract investments in sectors with added value," said Mr. Kovachev in his greeting to the company's management.

The regional governor noted that he and his team highly value not only the financial dimensions of the company's investments, but also the serious contribution they made in the field of the corporate social responsibility. "I thank you for the joint work in the field of the professional education and dual training and I assure you that Regional Administration will continue to lend its full support for the realization of your future goals. Congratulations for giving here a chance for the development of highly qualified personnel in one of the most significant fields of the national economy. I believe that thanks to the mutual efforts we make, which were above all expressed in the effective dialogue between institutions and business, the common successes will be even greater in the future. The achieving know-how, the implementing new management approaches and in building a working partnership between the business and the society - the totality of all of the above becomes a guarantor for a quality investment environment and a secure social system," added Mr. Kovachev. He wished both KAOLIN and Quarzwerke’s management and team lots of health, motivation and conquered new heights. "Be innovative and maintain your inherent high professionalism," said the regional governor.

Mr. Kovachev presented Dr. Harlfinger with the sign of the regional governor of Ruse, for the significant contribution of the company to the economic and social development of the region.

After the official part, the festive program has begun. The attendees were entertained in the company of the charming singer Neli Petkova, who raised the mood with her rich and varied repertoire and has made the attendees to joyfully participate in our national dance, called “horo”. Following her performance, one of the biggest stars in Bulgaria - the famous singer Vasil Naydenov, shone on the stage. In front of the cheering guests he performed many of his timeless hits, and also his latest songs, and the audience not only danced, but happily sang along with him. An hour before midnight, Yordan Yonchev – Gamzata, a well-known trumpet player and his brass band, got the guests going wild on the dance floor with their performances. The spectacular firework was the culmination of the celebration.