Yuri Gagarin Plc - History

The company was established in 1964 as the only manufacturer for cardboard and paper printed packages, cigarette filters, spare parts, non-standard equipment and recycling of machinery for the cigarette and tobacco industry in Bulgaria. In 1993 the company was transformed into a joint stock company with an Order of the Council of Ministers, as the successor of the Yuri Gagarin Works, Plovdiv and the respective part of the assets and the liabilities of Economic Association Bulgartabac - Sofia.


Yuri Gagarin Plc is one of the first joint stock companies listed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, whose shares have been traded on the BSE since August 1998

Yuri Gagarin Plc is one of the first joint stock companies listed on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, whose shares have been traded on the BSE since August 1998. At present the company's shares are traded on the main market of Bulgarian Stock Exchange - Sofia AD, the standard equities segment, with BSE Code 4PX.
Until October 2006 Yuri Gagarin Plc was an affiliate company and a part of the group Bulgartabak Holding AD, Sofia. On October 3, 2006 the company shares owned by Bulgartabac Holding AD were sold out by public offering on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange - Sofia, in a mixed, closed auction.
Today Yuri Gagarin Plc is a leading manufacturer of multi-color cardboard and paper printed packages and labels for the cigarette, food-processing, cosmetic and other industries and a leading manufacturer of cigarette filters for the cigarette industry. Yuri Gagarin Plc operates from its plant and administrative premises spread on an area of 26 000 square meters in the north industrial area of the city of Plovdiv.


The Printing House of Yuri Gagarin Plc offers a wide range of printing services

The Printing House of Yuri Gagarin Plc offers a wide range of printing services including: prepress, offset printing, UV spot and overall varnishing, roto-gravure and flexo printing, hot-foil stamping, embossing, creasing, die-cutting, PVC windowing and up to six-point gluing. The production of cigarette filters is an important part of the Yuri Gagarin Plc operations. The product list includes a great variety of mono-acetate and combined cigarette filters of different length, diameter, ventilation, pressure drop and segmentation. The costumers' preferences and the market demands determine the policy of the company for cost-effective and innovative investments in :

  • new technologies and high-productive printing machines;
  • new equipment for finishing printing operations;
  • production of specific cigarette filters: charcoal and recess filters;
  • production of cigarette filter tubes;
  • infrastructure projects and restructuring the production facilities and equipment;
  • enterprise resource planing systems;
  • further training and development of the personnel.

The total amount of the investments for the period 2005-2011 is over 40 million BGN.


Yuri Gagarin Plc are responsible towards environment protection

We are responsible towards environment protection. The company has accepted a program for waste management, consistent with legal requirements and company development.


Today Yuri Gagarin Plc is a public company limited by shares with more than 900 shareholders legal entities and physical persons. The capital of Yuri Gagarin Plc is divided into 1 003 904 registered, dematerialized voting shares with a nominal value of 1 BGN each. The shares of the company are registered at the Central Depository AD .Yuri Gagarin Plc has a one-tier management system, the Board of Directors.


latest news

Announcement of the Consolidated Financial Report for the period ended 30 September 2017

29.11.2017

On 29 November 2017, Yuri Gagarin Plc submitted its Consolidated Financial Report for the period ended 30 September 2017 to the Financial Supervision Commission, Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia and to the public.

Announcement of Results for Q3 2017

31.10.2017

On 30 October 2017 Yuri Gagarin Plc submitted its Q3 2017 financial report to the public, Financial Supervision Commission and Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia.

Announcement of the 6-Month Consolidated Financial Report for the period ended 30 June 2017

30.08.2017

On 29 August 2017, Yuri Gagarin Plc submitted its 6-Month Consolidated Financial Report for the period ended 30 June 2017, to the Financial Supervision Commission, Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia and to the public.