This Saturday, the Hutchinson automobile spare parts factory in Ruma opened its doors. Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and the French Ambassador Christine Moro were present. Hutchinson will produce heating tubes for vehicles and will provide parts for major manufacturers such as Mercedes, Fiat, Suzuki, and Renault.
The city of Ruma granted the French investor 7.8 hectares of land, and the company has invested 7.3 million Euro and has built a 6,000 m2 warehouse there. The factory will hire 200 unemployed residents of Ruma. The plan is to export products to Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Russia, and the factory management has stated that aside from its strategic geographic location, this part of Serbia also has a highly qualified workforce.
“After a lot of research, we chose Serbia – Ruma, that is – due to its proximity to the automobile industry. Moreover, we would like to make an investment here because of the quality of the workforce. The success of this project depends upon the quality of the personnel,” explained the director of Hutchinson Serbia, Olivie Sato.
Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said that it was not easy to convince this French company to invest in Serbia since they also considered investing in Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Moreover, Vucic stated that there are other cities in Srem that are ready for factories, such as Stara Pazova, Indjija, and Pecinci.
Vucic said that the government provided 1.9 million Euro in incentives and the local authorities provided the land.
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