The company “ ÌÀÒÅV " ÎÎD was founded in 1990 in the town of Haskovo and it is 100 % privately owned . The original activity of the company was production of zinc-coated water reservoirs for electric boilers and galvanic and metal services for customers from the region . Assistance in the form of credit from the Bulgarian-American Investment Fund contributes to the beginning of construction and equipment of technological line for production of electric boilers. The demand on the Bulgarian market, as well as the ambition to master up new technologies, imposed the construction of an enameling workshop . Only four years after its creation, the “MATEV” company closes the total production cycle and is present on the Bulgarian market for enameled, zinc-coated and stainless electric boilers. A new technological line for hot zinc coating of water reservoirs and details is put into exploitation since the beginning of 2002. The production program of "ÌÀÒÅV " ÎÎD also includes production of heating mantels and water reservoirs. The "ÌÀÒÅV" company is among the few Bulgarian producers who had the chance to be included in IBD – Bulgarian Industry Support project /Germany/ . Within the period 1996 t î 1998 the company "ÌÀÒÅV " was visited by German consultants in the sphere of production quality and organization, commercial activity organization and advertising etc. Owing to their experience and knowledge they contributed to a great extent for the development of the company as a contemporary, modern and fast developing enterprise.

A second direction of the economic activity of “MATEV” OOD exists since 2000 – cultivation of agrarian land, production and and storage of agrarian cultures.
With its own agrarian technique “MATEV” OOD cultivates 15 000 decars agrarian land in the land settlement s of the villages Malevo, Haskovo municipality and Chernokonevo, town of Dimitrovgrad . About 2 700 tons of wheat, 800 tons of maize, 720 tons of sunflower, 1 125 tons of barley, 360 tons of sorghum, 80 tons of cotton are annually harvested. The “MATEV” company has constructed its own silo and warehouse household - four silo cells with capacity 1350 tons of grain each, with auto unloading, machine for rough cleaning of the grain and active ventilation ; flat warehouses with capacity 500 tons of grain and active ventilation . Enlargement by four more silo cells of the same type is foreseen. The target of“MATEV” OOD is to close the production cycle.

In the beginning of 2003 a fodder kitchen with capacity of 2,5 tons/hour combined fodder has been constructed. The workshop is equipped with new technological equipment, with granule press – imported from the Netherlands and own steam station. All kinds of wholesome combined fodders are produced , including granulated, for birds, pigs, ra bbits, ruminating animals – for different ages and directions, on the basis of the grain raw materials – own production with supplement of the bioconcentrates from the Netherlandish-Bulgarian company “Provimi”. The fodder production is realized under the control and with the active cooperation of Professor Angelova from the Consulting office of “Provimi”.

Further step in the realization of the main objective – closing of the production cycle – is the efficient work of the agricultural site for stock breeding purchased by “Matev” OOD in 2002– cow farm with capacity for breeding 500 cows on the territory of the Chernokonevo suburb of Dimitrovgrad. The total area of the site is 40 decars, including 8 decars of covered area. The site includes seven production premises – monolithic construction, administrative part, portal, automobile weightbridge, auxiliary premises.
       

For the objective “Matev” OOD directs their effort towards the construction of STOCKBREEDING FARM. The plan is to breed cows and calves, pigs and rabbits by means of feeding with nourishing combined fodder own production that will lead to high results.

Construction of DAIRY and SAUSAGES WORKSHOP is foreseen for PROCESSING of the stockbreeding farm products.
An exemplary project could be the development of rabbit breeding with guaranteed ecologically pure production of rabbit meat – the quality will be achieved by feeding with nourishing fodder own production by contemporary feeding schemes, and the production of ladies coats from the rabbit fur.

Owing to the high yields and quality of the bread wheat in the “Field” Sector of “Matev” OOD, and as a result of the market research and analysis, the company projects the construction of MILL and small BREAD PLANT with capacity of 5 000 breads/day to satisfy the needs of the local and the neighbouring settlements.

“Matev” OOD takes interest in the cooperation with foreign partners on condition of equal financing, to organize the project realization and to realize the products on the European markets.