Siemens set to start manufacturing in central Serbian town

Germany's Siemens has built a plant near Kragujevac that will manufacture complete aluminum chassis for passenger train cars.

Source: B92, Tanjug

The factory is located in the Sobovica industrial zone, close to this central Serbia town.

The first deliveries will go to Austrian Railways, Belgrade daily Vecernje Novosti writes on Friday.

The report added that the factory will soon start producing parts for trams.

The newspaper noted that it was unable to obtain official data on this plant, but that it learned the German giant would soon employ another 2,000 workers - in addition to the 500 who jointed the company when it acquired the local factory Milanovic Inzenjering - the sale that was announced in the early 2018 and seen as "the news of the decade" for Kragujevac.

Siemens has so far built its plant on 40,000 square meters, while the plan is for it to cover some 60,000 sq meters.

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