Dominic Hamers presents Ellatzite-Med’s successful approach to supporting employee ideas at Business and Regions Forum

‘We support the innovative ideas generated by our employees and teams,’ said the Executive Director of
Geotechmin OOD Mr Dominic Hamers at Business and Regions – Investment in Human Capital Forum. He gave the example of Ellatzite-Med AD part of GEOTECHMIN GROUP, which had applied an innovative method for restoration of disturbed mine areas using an agricultural drone.

‘Our ecologists undertake continuous reclamation of post-mining disturbed lands at Ellatzite mine. Generally, land restoration activities are carried out by our employees with the help of local forestry companies. This year, our employees offered an innovation – to perform biological reclamation using an agricultural drone over two steep terrains that are very difficult to access by people. The management team supported this idea and implemented the pilot project,’ explained Mr Hamers.

Furthermore, he talked about ASMO Mobile application. ‘It was also developed and integrated by our specialists and external consultants to collect and provide the latest actual data for production processes in real-time, directly on the employees’ phones. The application tracks the precise location and movement of loading and haulage machines from the loading to the dumping points, etc.’ added the Executive Director of Geotechmin OOD.

These are only a few examples of Ellatzite-Med’s consistent policy to support and encourage its employees’ ideas and professional development. ‘The company has more than 2,000 employees, and 530 of them are women,’ said Mr Hamers – a fact that really impressed the participants attending the event.

Mr Dominic Hamers also talked about the company’s partnership with the vocational high-schools in the town of Etropole and Srednogorie region. The first four high school students who had graduated from Zlatitsa Vocational High School became full-time employees at the company, and three of them are studying at the University of Mining and Geology “St Ivan Rilski” in Sofia.


A private company with over 30-year history, which has implemented some of the most successful and significant projects in the mining industry, industrial construction, road infrastructure and environmental protection in Bulgaria.