Continental to open software development centre in Novi Sad

The German company Continental is planning to open a software research and development centre in Novi Sad, and hire 500 software engineers initially with the gross salaries of around EUR 2,300.

Starting with July 1, Continental will be developing innovative software solutions for mobility in Novi Sad. Continental’s Centre for Research and Development will employ 100 people by the end of 2017, and then another 400 over the next two years.

Two business units, Chassis & Safety and Commercial Vehicles & Post-Sale, will start operating in Novi Sad.

– Serbia has climbed up a tier with Continental – Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said and added that the fact that the company was top quality and remarkably important for Serbia.

– This is the best German investment project so far and a signal for other big companies to come to Serbia – the prime minister said.

He reminded that Continental had been looking to arrive to Serbia three years prior, but that the conditions had not been as good as they were now.

– Serbia has climbed up a tier, which proves that we have earned the trust of one such software R&D giant – Vucic said.

He thanked everyone who had helped the software giant arrive to the country.

– I’d also like to thank (German ambassador to Serbia) Axel Dittmann, who always helps German companies to come here. Serbia is no longer a place for production of the lowest value. It is becoming an attractive place for development, science and research. Serbia is beginning to develop components which it will produce itself and which other will be producing as well – Vucic said.

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services in the field of sustainable and connected mobility of people and their products. It was founded in 1871. The company offers safe, efficient and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines and transport.

In 2016, its sales amounted to EUR 40.5 billion, and it currently employs more than 227,000 people in 56 countries.

(eKapija, 28.05.2017)


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