The Chinese company, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors officially opened its production plant in Kragujevac, in the presence of the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the Chinese Ambassador to Serbia and the company’s executives.
The new plant spans 18,500 square metres and will initially employ 200 workers, although the plan is to employ a total of 800 in the next few years.
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The opening ceremony was attended by the Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Chinese Ambassador to Serbia Chen Bo, Kragujevac Mayor Radomir Nikolic, representatives of the Ramon Foss Company, Michel Schachler, Steve Mesarosh and Milan Raovic, as well as workers’ representative Anka Djuricic.
Steve Mesarosh, as one of the factory’s representatives, said the plant would continue to grow and contribute to Serbia’s development with its products.
Mayor of Kragujevac, Radomir Nikolic, underlined that two industrial parks were opened in Kragujevac this year.
“With each new project, Kragujevac has grown in population. The factory we are opening today was built in less than 10 months. I would like to thank everyone who participated in the process, and we owe a special thanks to the President of Serbia. This is the first large Chinese company in Kragujevac,” Nikolic added.
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a global leader in manufacturing car interiors.
The factory has its headquarters in Shanghai and owns 110 manufacturing facilities and technical centres in 20 countries, employing more than 32,000 workers.