A factory of ready-to-eat meals was opened today (June 28, 2010) in Gornji Milanovac-based Takovo, which invested 4.7 million euros in that plant.
The factory will have 77 employees who will be working in two shifts to produce 24 tonnes of food per day.
Total of 17,500 tonnes of ready-to-eat meals are sold in Serbia every year, half of which are produced in our country.
– We want to reduce import by 4,500 tonnes, which will be the factory’s annual capacity. We are ready to introduce the third shift and increase total production to 35 tonnes, which still would not satisfy the needs of the domestic market – Miroslav Jovičić, the Technical Director of Takovo’s new factory, told Beta agency.
He said that ready-to-eat meals would be made by the recipes from the national cuisine, as well as that three out of total of ten dishes would be fasting meals.
Semi-finished products for the new products are provided in Agricultural-industrial combine Becej and the slaughterhouse of Agricultural combine Beograd, while the packaging will be imported from Switzerland and England.