Ellatzite-Med AD is one of the largest copper mining companies in Bulgaria, dealing mainly with extraction and processing of copper porphyry gold-bearing ores from Ellatzite deposit. The extracted ore is transported from Ellatzite open-pit mine located near the town of Etropole to the Flotation Complex in Mirkovo village on a 6.5 km underground rubber-belt conveyor line which was driven beneath Stara Planina Mountain.
It is a structural-determinant enterprise in Bulgarian economy and one of the largest investors and taxpayers. The company employs about 1,770 staff, most of whom are local residents.
Over the years, various programmes have been elaborated for ensuring the long-term operation of the company and for improving the financial and technical parameters of copper ore extraction and processing. Today Ellatzite mine ranks among the top copper-producing companies with the largest production capacities in Europe. The implementation of new projects and substantial investments in capital construction and technological equipment guarantee sustainable operation of the mine complex in strict compliance with the relevant health, safety and environment regulations.
Ellatzite-Med owns an explosives plant where emulsion and packaged explosives are produced under American license. For more information about safety measures and rules of conduct in case of accident on the territory of Ellatzite Explosives Plant, please click here.
Ellatzite-Med also operates a molybdenum concentrate production plant.
The successful development of Ellatzite-Med AD and the voluntary commitments of the company towards the society have strengthened its position as one of the major factors for social and economic advancement of the municipalities of Etropole and Srednogorie region.
Ellatzite-Med has been certified under ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 50001:2011. Please click here to review the Announcement to Interested Parties regarding the commitment of Ellatzite-Med to quality management, environmental protection, occupational health and safety as well as energy management in compliance with ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 50001:2011.
For more information about the Integrated Management System (IMS) implemented by Ellatzite-Med, please click here.
The Company holds accreditation certificates according to ISO/IEC 17025:2006 for testing and calibration laboratories and ISO/IEC 17020:2012 for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection.
- Founder and member of the Management Board of the Bulgarian Federation of Industrial Energy Consumers
- Member of the Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology
- Scientific and Technical Union of Mining, Geology and Metallurgy
- Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria
- Srednogorie Industrial Cluster
Mirkovo 2086, Sofia Region, Bulgaria
M.Eng. Kostadin Naydenov
General Director, Production
tel.: +359 2 923 77 11
Director of Flotation Complex
tel.: +359 2 923 77 27
tel.: +359 2 923 77 63
Human Resources Director
tel.: +359 2 923 77 04
tel.: +359 2 923 77 17
Ellatzite Mine Complex
Etropole 2180, Sofia Region, Bulgaria
M.Eng. Valentin Tsatsov
Director of Ellatzite Mine Complex
tel.: +359 2 923 76 72
fax: +359 2 9237667