Calzedonia opens new factory in Subotica

Prime minister Aleksandar Vucic opened the new Gordon factory in Subotica today. The company is a subsidiary of the Italian group Calzedonia.

Vucic said that the Republic of Serbia offers this Italian company the best conditions in the Baltic region. Moreover, he recommended that president Sandro Veronesi consider hiring 3,000 people instead of the 2,000 planned.

The Italian company already has a factory in Sombor with 2,000 employees. It was announced that two new factories will be opened in Ruma and Apatin. These factories will provide another 2,000 people with jobs.

“You cannot find better workers, energy, and diligence anywhere, and this is why you should consider increasing this number to 3,000 workers,” said Vucic.

The prime minister mentioned the fact that Serbian countries can export and will continue to be able to export their products to the European Union, Russian Federation, Kazakstan, Turkey, and Belarus.

The prime minister stated that the credit for the new investment should be given to the city of Subotica and to the Serbian government. He also said that he expects the young people that will be hired to be diligent and honest workers.

“I am certain that in two years, due to reforms that will be implemented, Serbia will be a better place to live and will be able to beat the competition in every aspect,” said Vucic.

In addition to representatives from the local government, Italian Ambassador to Serbia Giuseppe Manzo and Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure Zorana Mihajlovic were also present for the grand opening of the factory.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Italian investor Calzedonia in November of 2011. The company produces socks, swimsuits, and undergarments for men, women, and children for brands such as Calzedonia, Intimissimi, Falconeri, and Tezenis.

Later, Calzedonia created the subsidiary Gordon D.O.O., which began producing Intimissimi women’s T-shirts in a 12,000 m2 plant in the Mali Bajmok industrial zone in November of 2013.

(RTS, 18.09.2014)

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