Representatives of the Russian furniture company, Mnogo Mebeli have reached a provisional agreement with local authorities on opening a factory in Vranje.
The company also plans to open a facility in the rented premises of Pamucni Kombinat Yumco, stated Goran Kostic, member of Vranje’s economic council, on Tuesday, May 2.
Kostic said for Beta newswire that the Russians would first lease of Yumco’s premises, until recently occupied by the Italian furniture company Top Sofa.
– There are prerequisites which need to be met. The premises, previously rented by Top Sofa, need to be renovated, and this requires certain documents and permits to be obtained. The investors are serious. They visited Vranje last week, when they talked to the city’s management and when the provisional agreement was reached – Kostic said.
Co-owner of Mnogo Mebeli, Andrey Khodasevich and the director of the newly founded company Spilit d.o.o Vranje, Aleksandar Komarov met in Vranje with Mayor Slobodan Milenkovic to talk about the plans of the Russians opening a factory in Vranje.
On the occasion, the investors from Russia signed an agreement on the lease of 8,000 square meters of business premises intended for the production of upholstered furniture at Vranje’s Yumco.
As announced, Mnogo Mebeli will employ 350 workers in the rented Yumco’s premises in the first stage, whereas the construction of the new factory, spanning 30,000 square meters in the Vranje Free Zone, will take place in 2018. Once the factory is finished, the Russian company will employ additional 1,000 workers.
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