Marquardt to create 600 new jobs in Macedonia

Electronics NewsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 2/2017

Marquardt to create 600 new jobs in Macedonia

A new factory of the German company Marquardt was officially opened in the industrial zone Karaslari in Veles, Macedonia. The factory that will produce high-tech parts for the German automotive industry (Mercedes, Audi and BMW) has an area of 15 000 sq.m. and already employs 170 of the planned 600 people. The current investment is EUR 25 million and is planned to reach over EUR 35 million.

The new plant was opened by the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, the owner of Marquardt Group Harald Marquardt, the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Vladimir Pesevski, the Minister for Foreign Investments Vele Samak and the Mayor Slavcho Chadiev. “This is the first major foreign investment in Veles and in general the first major factory in 20 years that opens in this city”, the Prime Minister Gruevski said.

Marquardt Group is a family enterprise headquartered in Germany. It is a manufacturer in the field of electro-mechanical and electronic switches and switching systems with over 6500 employees worldwide at 12 locations in nine countries on four continents.