History

"Kastel Karlovo" AD was founded in 2010 as a successor of "Kastel Export" Ltd. - a leading company with main activity: trade with rolling bearings, abrasives and diamond tools, steel wire ropes and other products for the machine-building industry.

The first registration of "Kastel Export" Ltd. is on 27.06.1995 in the Plovdiv District Court with registered capital of 50 000 leva. The company started its business with three employees and a turnover of 200 000 USD for 1995.

In 1998 the company started its foreign trade activity, creating department "Import and Export" in 1999 with main range of products - Russian and Bulgarian bearings. The first international transactions of the company are with customers from the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. During this period the commercial share of the company rises significantly, both on the international and the Bulgarian markets.

In 2000 the company becomes the exclusive European representative of the American company KBS - for the supply of rolling and plain bearings.

"Kastel Export" Ltd. is the first company in the industry trade with bearings and other machine products, which has successfully introduced quality system ISO 9001:2000 in 2003.

During the years of its activity the company has expanded and has become an authorized distributor for Bulgaria of world famous brands as follows:

2005 - NSK-Japan - a leading worldwide manufacturer of high quality bearings, Number 1 in Japan.

2005 - Saint-Gobain Abrasives France – a manufacturer of abrasives and diamond tools, diamond blades for concrete, reinforced concrete and golfalt, sandpaper and karbofleks for cutting and grinding of metal, inox and non-metal.

2007 - IKO - Japan - leading brand in the field of needle bearings, linear bearings and drive systems with standard size as well as micro and nano series.

The company meanwhile establishes commercial relations with leading Korean, Chinese and European suppliers, thus expanding its product range with the delivery of tools, belts, steel wire ropes and steel wire rope accessories.

In 2009 the construction of the head office bulding was completed. Located in the town of Karlovo on 33 Okolovrasten Pat, the building includes - 1000 square meters of offices, shop, warehouse of 5400 square meters with 50 m2 equipped laboratory for input control.

In 2010 the bulk of the business of the company is assumed by "Kastel Karlovo" AD, which has undoubtedly managed to establish itself as one of the most competitive companies in the wholesale and distribution of bearings, steel wire ropes, abrasives, discs and other machinery products. We continue to expand the nomenclature of our products, as we strive to meet the needs of customers and to exceed their expectations.

In 2011, "Kastel Karlovo" AD became an authorized distributor of GATES BVBA PT for industrial belts GATES on the Bulgarian market.

In August 2012 the Company moved its headquarters to Sofia, while the head office continued to operate from Karlovo because of the large warehouse and strategic location, allowing deliveries to anywhere in Bulgaria during the workday.

In 2015, the number of current nomenclature exceeded 10 000, with average monthly stock of 4 500 000 USD, which made "Kastel Karlovo" AD stand out undeniably among its competitors in the sector. All products are manufactured in factories, in which the system of quality management ISO 9001: 2008 operates successfully.

"Kastel Karlovo" AD has integrated control systems under three standards:

ISO 9001:2008 - System for quality management – since 2010;

ISO 14001:2004 - Environmental management system – since 2015;

OHSAS 18001:2007 - Occupational health and safety management system - since 2015

 

With its wide assortment of high quality machinery products at competitive prices; the high level of service and extensive trading experience of managers and employees, "Kastel Karlovo" AD managed to set the standard for others to follow.

In Bulgaria, our customers are more than 500 private and state enterprises from energy, mining, chemical industry, metallurgy, machinery, port- activity, electrical and railway transport, construction and others.

Some of the companies who have trusted our professionalism are:

Aurubis Bulgaria, Atlas Copco, M+S Hydraulic, ZMM Sliven, ZMM Stomana, Elmot, Balkansko Echo, Lift Group Aspect 1, IPO, Agropolychim, Devnya Cement, HES, Metarem, Yantra, ZMM Vratsa, Contour Global Maritsa Iztok 3, Mini Maritsa Iztok, Promet Steel, Modul, Dinamika, VMZ, Siloma, Svilozel, and many others, all equally important to us.

And hundreds of satisfied customers from countries such as Hungary, Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Poland, Lithuania and many others in Europe and around the world.

To date – the year 2015, we continue to write the pages of a 20-year old history. You can be part of it.

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