A Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) official, Bratislav Gasic has confirmed that the Czech company Tatra would take over the IMK 14. Oktobar a.d. company from Krusevac soon.
“Tatra is interested only in production facilities based in Krusevac. They are not interested in IMK’s facilities in Varvarin, Brus and Razanj. Tatra has also said that they are willing to give the cultural centre located on the premises of IMK to the local cultural society to use. Also, they are going to give away the land on which the Kolonija residential quarter is built. Although the people living in these buildings own them, for years their hands were tied with regards to the land on which the buildings were built because it belonged to IMK”, Gasic said.
Back in the day, IMK had 8,000 employees and the company declared bankruptcy on 8th February this year. It owes a total of 14.5 billion Dinars to banks, funds and suppliers. The company used to produce mining, quarry and construction machinery.
So far, there have been three attempts to sell IMK, the last one was in August. None of them were successful because nobody was interested in purchasing the company’s assets estimated to be worth 4.6 bln Dinars.