Continental Automotive Serbia intends to expand further in Novi Sad and build a large factory in the capital of Vojvodina, the general manager, Sasa Coringa, announced today.
He expressed his conviction that, within the German group, Novi Sad could become the third biggest place in Europe when it comes to the number of engineers. Coringa told the media that, in only two and a half years, Continental Automotive Serbia had managed to employ 500 highly qualified engineers.
Coringa announced that Continental Automotive Serbia intended to grow further and that it had been decided for an additional 1,500 square meters to be rented, on top of the existing 6,500, which would lead to an increase in the number of people, but also projects.
– In the past three months alone, in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, we have employed 100 people. It was not easy to interview them through Skype and integrate them into the company, but we have managed to do so and they are a part our team – he added.
He does say, however, that a full success requires the knowledge to stay in Serbia and to be turned into products and solutions.
– We have therefore decided to start building an factory of innovative production systems which will provide information for drivers – he explained.
Coringa pointed out that it was a complex product, whose development would involve the work of numerous engineers and which would mean a lot to Serbia. The product, he emphasized, will show that Serbia is not a country of cheap labor force, but a country where science and knowledge are dominant.
He didn't want to disclose the details about the factory, adding that the contracts had net yet been fully defined. Coringa however said that he could guarantee that the factory would be a great success for Serbia.
He reminds that Continental Group creates trends in the automotive industry, the current ones being safe and automated driving, digitization and electrification of vehicles.