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In the presence of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, the Zumtobel General Director of the Austrian Zumtobel Group (Zumtobel Group), Alfred Felder, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the factory, Jurg Zumtobel, the Austrian Minister for the EU, Gernot Bluemel, addressed the audience and media representatives. , the president of the PKS and the Mayor of Nis Darko Bulatovic. The President of the Municipality of Palilula Aleksandar Ždrale and his associates also attended this ceremony.
“It is a great honor for us to open a factory and show the exceptional progress of our company on a global scale. I would especially like to thank President Aleksandar Vucic and the Mayor of Nis, and the gratitude comes from the Austrian Government, “Alfred Felder said at the opening.
The construction of the Zumtobel Company started in 2017, he reminded, adding that 40,000 square meters have been built to date. “You’ve seen – we started production. We have set the goal that this factory will contribute to strengthening competitiveness and that we will be able to supply all European markets. We want the local population to see us as a good future employer. It’s incredibly short for us, the time of year, how much we needed to build all of this, “said Felder. Zumtobel (Zumtobel) is on the stock exchange and it is important that we have three things: lightness, product expertise, but the mutual relations of the company are also important. “This plant will not only be a part of our family, but we want to make a leader and we will respect our three principles,” Felder emphasized.
Nis Mayor Darko Bulatovic said that unemployment was reduced from 36,000 to 25,000, the number of open enterprises increased to 500. In modest conditions, we are also taking measures for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, and we have increased them by ten times. It is a contribution to the state policy and economic policy of the Government of Serbia. And that would not have been the support of President Aleksandar Vucic. This is his eighteenth visit that is focused on investing, new jobs … “The state, according to Bulatovic, helps Niš through attracting new investments. “This condition the city Niš does not remember – that the state turned to this city and the south of Serbia”.
The company “Zumtobel” (Zumtobel) is in Nis, thanks to the Austrian Government and Serbia, reminded Aleksandar Vučić. “We Serbs have not learned to show happiness, nor to show respect, said President of the Republic Aleksandar Vucic at the opening ceremony. “Most often we like to grudge and regret. And when I could choose, I would like to be every day like this one today. To open a factory every day. ” Thanks to the Austrian Government and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who supported this company to come to Serbia, but also the results of our government, Cumtobel is now in Niš, and Nis, I will remind, was not the only candidate, said Vucic. The President of Serbia stated that this is the fifth factory opened in Nis, and that “Zumtobel” is something special and brings new quality to the south and southeast of Serbia.
“Zumtobel” invested EUR 30.6 million in the construction of a factory of 40,000 square meters, and the Government of Serbia subsidizes eight million euros. “Zumtobel” is one of the leading companies in innovative lighting solutions and employs 7,000 people in 14 production facilities on four continents.