– By coming to Serbia we are sending a good message to all potential investors. This affects Volkswagen too and they will pay close attention, said Wang Feng, the president of the Chinese company Shandong Linglong Tire, which started the construction of its factory in Zrenjanin by laying the foundation stone on March 30.
– Their purchasing department tracks their suppliers. It is important for them too that their suppliers are in close vicinity. Serbia has good business environment. They make their own decisions but we are willing to share the positive experience we gained in Serbia, Wang said for Vecernje Novosti daily.
He said he expected the Zrenjanin factory to be ready for production by the end of next year but that they set the start of production for 2021.
– The factory`s planned output is 13 million tires per year which will be reached by 2025, Wang specified and added that they were planning to make their products made in Zrenjanin available in North Africa, Europe and North America.
He also said they were preparing their employment strategy.
– We will provide support for our employees and provide excellent working conditions which encompasses training, necessary equipment and adequate wages, Wang said.