The first phase of the construction of Brose’s production plant in Pancevo will be completed in the spring of 2021, and the production will be launched in late 2021, Brose’s CEO, Ulrich Schrickel, said.
In his conversation with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić, he confirmed that the company, in addition to the factory, would also have a development segment and that it would need qualified workers who produce hardware and develop software.
Schrickel also pointed out that, of the 1,100 workers that the company plans to hire, Brose needs at 460 future workers to have a university degree, which would make for over 40% of the total number of the employees.
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He also said that the plan was for the company’s representatives to hold lectures at the faculties of electric and mechanical engineering, with the view of establishing successful cooperation.
Brnabic underlined that cooperating with universities in Serbia, primarily with the Faculty of Electric Engineering and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, such as Brose did, was of essential importance, as one of the government’s goals was to connect companies with schools and students on a deeper and efficient level.
The prime minister pointed out that she had great respect for the company’s management’s vision to found an R&D centre, in addition to establishing production activities in Serbia.
In March, this German company started building a factory of vehicle engine components in Pancevo. It plans to invest at least EUR 180 million in Serbia by the end of 2026.
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