About us

90 Years of History
  • 1926
    It all started in the year 1926, on 4 Tzaribrod Str. of Varna. A small workshop for the production of cardboard and paperboard goods opened up. It was known to the locals by the romantic name of Chaika. About 20 people worked there. In the beginning the workshop’s equipment consisted of four cutting and sewing machines. They were used mainly for manufacturing paperboard boxes, albums and powder boxes.
  • 1939
    The workshop existed in this manner until 1939 when it started manufacturing cigarette boxes. This lead to increasing the number of employees – 70 people participated in the work process. In 1943 Chaika included salt boxes in its product assortment. They were used by the salt works near Provadia.
  • 1947
    The period between 1947 and 1967 was marked by an exceptional growth in Chaika’s output. The productivity increased by seven times and the company acquired its own printing facilities.
  • 1967
    February 1967 was a really important month in Chaika’s history. The construction of a new factory began; it was completed in May 1969. The building was equipped with new printing technologies, special cardboard machines and installations. The product assortment boosted significantly. Now Chaika offered goods made of cardboard, paper, paperboard and micro corrugated board.
  • 1990
    The 1990s brought changes in Chaika’s management. In August 1995 a worker-management privatization was performed and more than 51% of the ownership became private. Since 2000 Chaika has been an entirely private company.
  • 2003
    In 2003 it received a certificate under the quality management system EN ISO 9001. Day after day Chaika works in accordance with the requirements and strives to improve the products and services provided. That is why the company adopted a contract for the use and implementation of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system EnterpriseOne®. It facilitates the effective planning and controlling of all resources needed for the procurement, production, delivery and accounting of client orders.
Who we are?
A family factory with 90 years of experience, handed down from generation to generation, is capable of understanding the needs and goals of any business. Chaika exists since that time when the term “know-how” was described by the simple but meaningful phrase “to know and to be able to achieve”. Thanks to its rich history the company is familiar with the details of the Bulgarian market and it offers only the best solutions to its clients.
 

Chaika offers a wide range of services which cover the entire process of creating quality products with different functions – from artistic design to producing goods of paper, cardboard, corrugated board and micro corrugated board.

Chaika’s production abilities allow customers to choose the best solutions for their businesses. The design and functionality of the packaging are entirely tailored to the specifics of each product, thus ensuring its successful market positioning. The company’s long-term experience guarantees quality of production and punctuality shown to each client.

With Chaika’s packaging your business will fly!

 

Certificates, business processes & technologies

ISO 9001-2008
ISO 9001-2008
In 2003 it received a certificate under the quality management system EN ISO 9001. Day after day Chaika works in accordance with the requirements and strives to improve the products and services provided. That is why the company adopted a contract for the use and implementation of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system EnterpriseOne®. It facilitates the effective planning and controlling of all resources needed for the procurement, production, delivery and accounting of client orders.
ISO 9001-2008
In 2003 it received a certificate under the quality management system EN ISO 9001. Day after day Chaika works in accordance with the requirements and strives to improve the products and services provided. That is why the company adopted a contract for the use and implementation of the ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system EnterpriseOne®. It facilitates the effective planning and controlling of all resources needed for the procurement, production, delivery and accounting of client orders.
ERP
ERP
The ERP benefits directly influenced the quality of the services Chaika provides. With the help of this modern system the company has significantly improved the manufacturing processes. The ability of tracing the company activities has increased, errors in data entry have been minimized, the development of reports and analyzes is getting noticeably faster, delays in supply have been reduced, security of company data has been improved.
ERP
The ERP benefits directly influenced the quality of the services Chaika provides. With the help of this modern system the company has significantly improved the manufacturing processes. The ability of tracing the company activities has increased, errors in data entry have been minimized, the development of reports and analyzes is getting noticeably faster, delays in supply have been reduced, security of company data has been improved.
Recycling
Chaika always keeps in mind how important nature is to all living beings and does everything possible not to damage the environment. Therefore the company uses an innovative for Bulgaria steam system that reduces gas expenses and the level of harmful emissions.The residual paper, cardboard and other waste materials are being recycled. In this way unnecessary raw materials get their chance for a second life and turn into useful plates and trays suitable for different purposes.
Chaika always keeps in mind how important nature is to all living beings and does everything possible not to damage the environment. Therefore the company uses an innovative for Bulgaria steam system that reduces gas expenses and the level of harmful emissions.The residual paper, cardboard and other waste materials are being recycled. In this way unnecessary raw materials get their chance for a second life and turn into useful plates and trays suitable for different purposes.

OUR STAFF

‘The best thing in life is the chance of having a job which is worth the effort!’

Almost a century has passed since Chaika began its production. For all these years a couple of generations from different families have worked for the company. Today most employees have an average of 10 years of experience in Chaika. Staff turnover is very low, simply because people feel satisfied with their job.
 
The company management holds three basic principles: objectivity, justice and equality. The same criteria are applied during the selection, evaluation of individual contribution and remuneration of all employees. This attitude makes the working conditions at Chaika really favorable.
 
The manufactory has 90 years of history behind its back and that would be impossible without the support of the people who have worked there. Investment in staff development always pays back in the form of employees’ loyalty and motivation. We are proud to have such work environment because a company can maintain a high standard of quality only if all the people involved share common goals and are willing to do their best to achieve them.

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