Cotecna opens new office in Bulgaria

Cotecna, one of the world’s leading providers of testing, inspection and certification services, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Varna, Bulgaria.

Cotecna Bulgaria Ltd complements the company’s current presence in the Black Sea region where it already has strong operations in Russia, Ukraine and Romania.

The new office will be operated by Cotecna’s management team in Romania, and will provide agricultural, fertiliser, mineral and metal services to existing and new clients.

Sébastien Dannaud, CEO, Cotecna Inspection SA says: “We have an ambitious growth plan and a key part of our strategy consists in further investing in areas where we already have a strong expertise such as agriculture and food inspection and testing services”.

“As such, we are delighted to open a new office in Bulgaria, which reinforces our presence as the leading agriculture inspection and testing company in the Black Sea region. We are now better positioned to further increase the support we provide to our clients in the Danube area.”

Cotecna recently announced that it was aiming to double its size in the next 5 years. The company which currently employs 3,000 people located in 100 offices across more than 50 countries, has budgeted CHF200 million to finance its growth.

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About Cotecna

Cotecna is a leading provider of testing, inspection and certification services. We offer solutions to facilitate trade and make supply chain safer and more efficient for our clients. Our trusted network of professionals and certified laboratories provide expertise across four key sectors: agriculture & food, government & trade, minerals & metals, and general cargo. Founded in Switzerland in 1974, Cotecna started off as a family business and has now grown to become a world-class international player with 3,000 employees in close to 100 offices across more than 50 countries.