Today, the Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic, talked with the executive director of the German company “Brose”, Urlich Schrickel, who started the construction of a factory for the production of auto and motorcycle parts in Pancevo, and plans to employ 1,100 workers and invest at least 180 million euros in Serbia by the end of 2026.
Brnabic thanked the representative of “Brose” for the confidence to invest in Serbia and pointed out that its goal and vision is to encourage such investments and the arrival of companies that recognize not only a good market in Serbia, but also the capacity and quality of professional staff, the Serbian government announced.
At the same time, as she added, it coincides with the economic and strategic priorities of the Government of Serbia, and that is the economy based on knowledge and innovation.
The Prime Minister of Serbia pointed out that she highly appreciates the vision of the management of the German company to establish a center for research and development in addition to production in Serbia.
She emphasized that establishing cooperation with universities in Serbia, primarily with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, which the company “Brose” has, is essential, because one of the goals of the Government is to more efficiently connect companies with the education system and students.
The executive director of the company “Brose”, Urlich Schrickel, said that the first phase of the construction of the factory will be completed in the spring of 2021, and that the production will start at the end of the same year.
He explained that out of 1,100 workers, 460 employees are planned to have a university degree, which would amount to more than 40 percent of the total number of workers.
He confirmed that the company, in addition to production facilities, will also have a department that will deal with development and that qualified personnel will be needed who deal with the production of hardware and software.
Shrikel said that the representatives of the company are expected to visit and give a lecture at the Faculty of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, in order to establish quality cooperation, Danas reports.