The Romanian company TeraSteel, a member of Terplast Group, opened a sandwich panel production facility in Leskovac on 11th October. The company has employed a total of 81 workers.
– Of the 81 employees, 80 will be from Leskovac, whereas one worker will come from Romania – said director of TeraSteel Serbia, Zoran Cvijovic, adding that only 20 of them will work in the production department, whereas the others will work in the commercial department and in other job positions.
A considerable part of the production, he said, is to be exported. The Leskovac plant has production capacities similar to those on the plant in Romania, namely, 2.2 million square meters of sandwich-panels a year, as well as similar equipment. The primary markets for the Leskovac plant are Serbia, countries of the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania, but also Hungary, southern Romania and northern Greece.
– I’ve been warmly welcomed here, and administrative procedures are much simpler then in my country, in the city of Bistrita – said Dorel Goia, owner of the Teraplast Group.
The Leskovac plant, where the Romanian company invested EUR 11 million, has already produced the first tons of polyurethane sandwich-panels. There is a plan to implement the second production line for mineral wool panels. The production planned for 2018 amounts to EUR 28 million.
State Secretary at the Ministry of Economy, Dragan Stevanovic, invited TeraSteel to consider expanding, so as to fully cover the import of this type of products from abroad, and said that the competent ministry is prepared to support them in that endeavor.
– I want people from TeraSteel to feel at home here and to have new plans and ambitions next year. The Ministry and the Government of Serbia are at your service – Stevanovic said.
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