Dr.Oetker to construct its first production facility in Serbia

Automation & RoboticsProjectsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2014

Dr.Oetker announced it had officially started constructing the company’s first plant in Serbia. The facility will be located on 4.5 hectares of land in the village of Simanovci, Vojvodina province. The project which is planned to be finished in the next year and a half is worth approximately 9,5 million euro. Dr.Oetker’s factory will meet the highest standards for food production and will employ 250 people, the company said.

"The new plant will be comprised of four sections: office, technical, production and storage. This investment is completely financed from the company’s own resources. The money will be invested in the land and construction works alone, while the equipment will be procured separately", Zoran Mitic, Managing Director of Dr.Oetker Srbija stated, cited by local media.

The new factory will produce Dr.Oetker and C brend powder products for the markets of Serbia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia with an annual capacity of 6,000 tons. Dr.Oetker Srbija currently employs 185 people. The capacity expansion would probably also lead to a staff increase, the company said.