A fruit processing factory of the German company Mamminger Konserven – SRB, worth EUR 4 million, which will employ around 250 workers, opened yesterday in Gospodjinci, near Zabalj, in Vojvodina.
The company's main activity is the processing of cucumbers, which it buys out from more than 2,000 subcontractors in Serbia, and one third of around 15,000 tons of bought out cucumbers will be processed at the new factory in Gospodjinci.
– This is an important investment, as it will contribute to the development of the food industry in our country – the president of the Provincial Government, Igor Mirovic, said and added that a growth had been recorded in the food industry in Vojvodina in the first six months of 2019.
– Having such a factory in Serbia is an important thing. The Government of the Republic of Serbia has prepared the Law on Hiring Seasonal Workers in Agriculture, thereby enabling the employment of 22,500 workers – said Agriculture Minister Branislav Nedimovic.
– Slightly more than a year after the laying of the foundation stone for this factory
, we can now happily say that we have made a step towards the future, in which we will continue developing and expanding this factory with the support of the governments of Serbia and Germany – said the director of Mamminger Konserven, Klaus Herpel.
The German ambassador to Serbia, Thomas Schieb, the director of Mamminger Konserven – SRB, Oliver Ugrinaj, and the president of the Municipality of Zabalj, Cedomir Bozic, also talked about the importance of this investment.