The German company, Brose, is getting ready to open its production plant in Pancevo.
The factory’s construction started in March last year, and the first 400 of the 1,200 workers will be employed next month, once the factory is officially inaugurated. This renowned automotive company (every second new-generation car has at least one part produced by Brose) will start producing from mid-October various types of electrical devices, fans, oil pumps and electric motors in its Pancevo plant.
There are currently experts from eleven countries in the factory who are training the new workers, while some of them have also been trained in Germany. “We did a complete training together with our colleagues in Germany. There was a theoretical part, after which we went directly into production where we saw large-scale series production on practical examples,” says Igor Kovač, a Brose employee.
Brose plans to create 1,100 jobs in development, sales, procurement and production. The new factory will span 63,000 square metres and cost nearly EUR 180 million has been invested in it. Roman Strakos, director of Brose in Pancevo, says the company made the decision to build a factory in Serbia after considering other locations across Europe.
“We were attracted by the industrial city of Pancevo, known for its great potential and qualified experts, as well as the proximity of Belgrade, a university centre. We have established cooperation with the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and we will bring their students to practice here. We will need software and hardware developers, engineers and managers in production and logistics,” says Strakos.
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