§ Support automotive industry companies with headquarters or subsidiaries in Bulgaria in setting-up and further development of production, assembling, R&D, sales or service.
§ Attract car manufacturers, manufacturers of special vehicles and leading international suppliers of automotive components to Bulgarian market;
§ Support projects of ACB members on introduction of technical improvements and innovations, optimization of quality, structures and processes to reduce costs and increase competitiveness in international markets.
§ Represent interests of ACB members in all matters, for example via design and implementation of actions and measures for development of favorable legal, financial and fiscal conditions for ACB companies. Major goal of these efforts: deliver an attractive investment climate and hence encourage creation of new jobs.
§ Stimulate ethical market relationships, i.e. corporate government and compliance to be in line with European directives.
§ Develop and support implementation of measures together with government, universities, private training providers and ACB members in matters pertaining to education and training, development of technology centers.
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.).
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.).
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility).
Automotive Cluster Bulgaria was established in July 2012 and is a non-profit organization representing the interests of car manufacturers, suppliers and organizations providing services to the automotive industry. It promotes synergy between cluster members and supports their business growth and competitiveness through participation in international joint projects, case studies and professional qualification programs for the automotive industry.
ACB currently has 61 nationally and internationally recognized companies and a large part of Bulgarian higher education institutions. In 2017, after the national procedure, ACB was classified as a developed cluster.
The goal of Automotive Cluster Bulgaria is to accelerate the development of the automotive industry in Bulgaria. The cluster acts as a bridge between the state and the automotive industry. We provide information, facts, and statistics on the direct link between investment in the automotive industry and the economic growth of countries that have already gone this way. We facilitate the work of companies already established in Bulgaria and help to solve their problems related to bureaucratic problems easier.