In late July, this producer of cables and cable systems for the automotive industry and other industries opened its third factory in Serbia in Nis
, worth EUR 22 million.
Leoni has been active in Prokuplje since 2009 and in Malosiste near Doljevac since 2013. Once the fourth facility, which is to be built in Kraljevo
, as announced in late 2017, is finished, the company will have over 10,000 workers in Serbia.
Among the more interesting stories of 2017 is located in Borca. The construction of the Serbian-Chinese industrial park
should begin in this suburban Belgrade neighborhood in 2018. If the announcements come to be realized, over 1,000 high-tech companies should find home on the 320-ha area of this park next to the Pupin Bridge.
As the minister without a portfolio in charge of innovations and technological development, Nenad Popovic, announced in October in China, the value of the investment would amount to around EUR 300 million. As announced, China Road and Bridge Corporation
(CRBC) will build a park, another Chinese company, Arts
, will design it, and it will be financed by three big Chinese banks: Export-Import, Development Bank and Construction Bank.
In line with the state's strategic plans, the focus will be on the development of high technologies, nanotechnologies, biotechnologies and the implementation of innovations and IT in the industry. This project takes the fifth spot
on our list.
The sixth place
belongs to a piece of news that stands out by showing that local business can produce a company interesting to big global players.
More precisely, the Kragujevac-based producer of aluminum components for the railway industry Milanovic Inzenjering became part of the German giant Siemens late last year. The job should be contracted in early 2018, and Siemens has big plans when it comes to the production of rail vehicle components in Kragujevac. The formation of a new industrial zone, Sobovica
, has begun recently for this purpose. Siemens should build new factory halls there, on an area of around 300 hectares.
Back in August 2016
, the first announcements came that the Filipino company Integrated Micro-Electronics Incorporated (IMI) should invest more than EUR 30 million in Niska Banja and employ around 1,500 workers in the production of components for the automotive industry. Nearly a year later, ground preparations began, whereas the construction of the factory started in September. According to the latest information, 1,200 workers will be employed in the Lozni Kalem location
, and the Government of Serbia will subsidize each new job with around EUR 6,800. IMI takes the seventh spot
on our list.
That the Austrian company Baumit is planning to increase its capacities in Serbia three times was recently stated by the company's director, Melanija Pavlovic, who said that the aim was to increase the production from 40,000 to 120,000 tons. The company is planning to invest EUR 9 million by 2019
, and these plans helped it place eighth
on our list.