Bulgaria to Become the Largest Ski Manufacturer in the World
Amer Sports, that is based in Finland, owns Salomon and Atomic. It bought a factory at Chepelare close to Bansko in 2008 for €5m and has invested more than €30m in the enterprise. The factory used to be owed by its long-term Bulgarian subcontractor, Pamporovo Ski. The factory has been producing skis since 1975 and snowboards since 1992. It now employs 700 people at the factory. Last winter 860,000 pairs of skis were produced and next winter it hopes to make one million pairs.
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