The Unilever company will relocate the production of its Dobrich factory in Bulgaria to its industrial platform in Ploiesti, a company press release says. The decision is part of an Unilever plan to concentrate its production activities in strategic places, capable to support growth on the long term.

The production in Dobrich will thus be move to the Ploiesti, Romania platform where the company produces milk-based product brands such as Knorr, Rama and Delma.

Alexandra Gatej, head of Unilever for Central and Southern Europe, said the relocation would not influence long-term investments in the Bulgarian-made Kaliakra product.

The closure of the Bulgarian plant will affect 70 employees and 30 collaborators.

Unilever South Central Europe is a Bucharest-based regional company coordinating Unilever activities in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and the Moldovan Republic.