BELGRADE - 18 October, 2017 - German company Gruner, which operates in Serbia, invested EUR 3.5 million into a new production facility covering 3000m2 in its factory in Vlasotince, which shall provide for the opening of 100 new jobs.
The new plant employs 50 workers, while the total number of workers currently engaged at the factory amounts to 480; the plan is to employ another 50 workers in the new facility by 2020.
Furthermore, a workshop was opened for training students specialised in industrial mechanics at the Technical School in Vlasotince.
The new production facility was opened by the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, while the floor was also taken by the General Manager of Gruner Eduard Schpreizer, President of the Municipality of Vlasotince Zoran Todorović, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Serbia Axel Dittmann and the Minister of Economy Goran Knežević.
“Gruner Serbian d.o.o.” company, which has been operating in Serbia for the past 10 years, is the daughter company of German company “Gruner A.G.”, which deals in the production of relays, solenoids and actuators, which are mostly applied in the automotive industry.
The new expansion of production shall contribute to an increase in the volume of relay production, as well as to the production of plastic components used in the production of relays from domestic materials.
“Gruner A.G.” was founded in 1953 and owns production facilities in Germany, Serbia, India and Tunisia. It employs a total of 900 workers and has a turnover of around EUR 85 million.