Inđija prepares for the arrival of a new automotive giant

On Monday, members of the Inđija Town Assembly passed an amendment to the Municipal Spatial Plan extending the Northeast Industrial Zone to include an additional 900 hectares of land.

The main reason for the change in the Spatial Plan is, as explained, the pending arrival of a global automotive corporation which plans to produce electric cars in the Inđija industrial zone.

The official information about the potential investor will be revealed in a few weeks, and in case this automotive corporation confirms publicly that it will open a production plant here, both the economy and the living standard will increase significantly.

The investment was indirectly announced by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, at the opening of the Belgrade Car Show. The arrival of the automotive giant has been rumoured for some time.

“We are expecting at least two more large companies to make a decision about investing in our country, and if at least one of these global corporations decides to invest here, that would bring about the biggest economic change for our country in its latest history,” the Serbian president said, expressing the expectation that Serbian companies will be able to be adequate members of the supply chain in the production of electric cars.

In the words of Inđija Mayor Vladimir Gak, by adopting the decision on the Spatial Plan, local councillors are writing history. He said that a new investor is expected to arrive and build its production plant spanning over 700 hectares. Relevant protocols have already been signed and the investment is expected to create between 4,000 and 5,000 new jobs. It will be 10 times the size of Toyo Tyres’ investment in every sense, both in terms of the number of employees and the amount and value of the investment, as well as the size of the land that the new factory will occupy.

Because of the secrecy clause, Inđija’s authorities are now allowed to name the investor as yet.

Recently, the media learned that the German automotive industry giant Volkswagen was looking into opening a factory in Inđija because of its excellent infrastructure and location (the town is located halfway between Novi Sad and Belgrade). This possibility was announced in the media in 2019, and Inđija’s mayor has repeatedly confirmed the town was ready to respond to all requests from the German automotive corporation.

(eKapija, 25.05.2022)


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