Italian automotive company opens plant in Slovenia

Automation & RoboticsProjectsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 4/2013

The Italian automotive company CECOMP has opened a metal stamping plant in an industrial zone near the south-eastern village Mirna Pec in an investment valued at 10.5 million euro that also won a 850,000 euro state subsidy.

The site was chosen due to its proximity to the motorway and various automotive companies, which the plant will supply. The 6,000-square-metre production hall contains 14 tools and three heavy presses. Production will be conducted in a single shift.

The new factory will employ 35 people by the end of 2016 and will be launched in April 2014. The plant will supply parts to Revoz, the Slovenian subsidiary of the French car maker Renault, for the Edison project. Within the project Revoz will manufacture the latest generation of the Twingo city car and Smart’s four-seater in Slovenia in conjunction with German car maker Daimler.

Between 600 and 800 parts ordered by Revoz are planned to be put out daily, while talks are under way to establish cooperation with various car manufacturers in Austria, Hungary and Germany.

Based in Turin, CECOMP specialises in developing prototypes and models for car manufacturers such as Lancia, Maserati and Toyota and manufacturing of the electric Bluecar for the French Bollore company. The company employs 130 staff in Italy and a further 30 in China, according to Zamparini, who lauded local support in the implementation of the project.

"Slovenia offers excellent opportunities for company growth and encourages social responsibility, helping boost economic development and competitiveness," the company stated in a press release.




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