This Friday, June 14th, China-based Mei Ta Company opened its second factory in Obrenovac, worth EUR 90 million with the Serbian Finance Minister, Sinisa Mali in attendance.
Mei Ta invested a total of EUR 150 million in the two factories in Obrenovac, with the state investing 35% of the total amount – Mali told the press after taking a tour of the new factory. Mei Ta employed 2,400 workers in the first factory and 400 in the second one. Mali added that the company needed another 1,000 workers.
“There’s a need for the quality workforce in Obrenovac, and only a couple of years ago, the unemployment rate in Obrenovac was among the highest ones,” Mali said.
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Analyses have shown that the subsidies provided by the state to such companies pay off in a year to a year and a half through wage taxes and contributions, the minister said.
Mali also said that there had been an increase in the number of order requests to Mei Ta.
“These orders came from Porsche, BMW, Toyota, Mercedes and Ford. Mei Ta’s annual production is three million turbo charges, with some of their production bearing the label “Made in Serbia”, which I’m proud of,” Mali says and adds that the company was considering building a third factory.
While visiting the new Mei Ta factory, the minister was accompanied by Mayor of Belgrade Zoran Radojicic, the president of the municipality of Obrenovac, Miroslav Cuckovic, and the acting director of EPS, Milorad Grcic.
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