Interview with Mr. Vladislav Kiprov, Executive Director of Liftkom
Mr. Kiprov, what was the reason for your participation in the first edition of the LiftBalkans?
Our participation at LiftBalkans (29-31 May 2013) demonstrated the high technological level of the company. The aim was to present to all stakeholders in Bulgaria and the region the latest technological innovations regarding the product development of Liftkom and ThyssenKrupp Elevator and to answer to the technical questions of potential customers, as well as to strengthen its leading market position.
LiftBalkans 2013 is the first event of its kind in the Bulgarian elevator industry. As CEO of one of the largest factories in Bulgaria, I think that this event has promising future in terms of supply, quality and competition in the individual units (escalators, wheelchair platforms, moving walkways and elevators) among the Bulgarian and European companies.
How do you evaluate the results?
We expected many visitors to visit our stand during the exhibition in order to be able to showcase our products and those of our subsidiary companies. We definitely appreciate our participation as a successful one - Liftkom stand was visited by a great number of foreign clients.
We received orders from Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Italy, and last but not least from Bulgarian investors and construction companies.
Tell about your recently completed projects and future ones?
For the period 2012 to March this year Liftkom had completed projects to the value of over 10 million euros.
Some of the major sites are the two beams of the Metropolitan Sofia, Paradise Mall, Lufthansa, Hope Market, Carrefour Mall Stara Zagora, Carrefour Mall in Bulgaria, several objects of Billa, Lidl, factory Prestige - Veliko Tarnovo, plant Orgahim - Ruse plant's tire Michelin - Romania, over 50 sites in Turkey and many of them in Italy, Kosovo, Germany, Macedonia and Albania.
As a company partner of ThyssenKrupp Germany, and at the same time their approved supplier of components and whole plant for export to 17 countries, Liftkom doubled workload after April this year.
We are planning to start manufacturing and exporting for ThyssenKrupp Middle East and ThyssenKrupp Africa, which is connected with the manufacture of new models and types of elevators.