The opening ceremony for the factory, the biggest French investment in Serbia over the last two years, was attended by Serbian President Boris Tadic, Chairman of the Mecaplast Group Thierry Manni, Foreign Minister for the Principality of Monaco Jose Badia, French Ambassador to Serbia Xavier Deniau, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Verica Kalanovic and President of the government of the Serbian Autonomous Province of Vojvodina Bojan Pajtic.
After the Serbian president, Mecaplast’s representatives and the French ambassador delivered their addresses at the opening ceremony, the officials unveiled a plaque to mark the important event.
The factory in Zrenjanin has seen a EUR 10 million in investment so far. The two facilities of the production plant occupy about 5,900 square meters of space.
By the end of 2013, in its first operation phase, the factory should hire a total of 120 workers. The majority of products from the factory will be for Fiat 500 cars.
Mecaplast Group was founded in Monaco in 1955. At the time, there were only five employees working, in a flat and a 15 square metre cellar in the heart of Monte Carlo.
Today, the company’s manpower counts 5,500 in 15 countries across the globe, with annual sales turnover reaching as much as EUR 643 million.