German Company Hansgrohe Opens Sanitary Equipment Factory in Valjevo – Plan to Employ 1,000 Workers

Source: eKapija Tuesday, 27.06.2023. 14:10
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The German company Hansgrohe has opened a sanitary equipment factory in the Industrial Zone in Valjevo. EUR 85 million was invested in the factory, it has 50 workers, and the plan is to have 1,000 of them.

The construction of the facility on a parcel of around 130,000 m2 began 15 months ago.

The opening of the factory was attended by the president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, the director of Hansgrohe, Hans Juergen Kalmbach, the minister of finance, Sinisa Mali, the minister of construction, Goran Vesic, the minister of trade, Tomislav Momirovic, and the ambassador of Germany to Serbia, Anke Konrad.

Vucic said that the factory in Valjevo was the company’s biggest investment in the world as of that moment, Beta reports.

– They now have 50 employees, they do training, when you go to a hotel in Vienna, Berlin and other European cities, in 80% of the cases, you will see showers made in Serbia – Vucic said.

He added that, by the end of the year, the German company would employ over 100 people in Valjevo and that it would have 1,000 employees by 2027, RTS reported.

Hansgrohe was founded in 1901 and is a global leader in design and innovations in the industry of sanitary equipment for kitchens and bathrooms. It employs over 5,600 people worldwide, and its products are available in 150 countries. The company has factories in Germany, France, USA and China.

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