Director of the Office for Dual Education and National Qualifications Framework of Serbia (NQFS) Professor Gabrijela Grujić has attended today, with the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić, the President of the Provincial Government Igor Mirović and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Miloš Vučević, the opening ceremony of the second “Continental Automotive Serbia” factory in Kać, near Novi Sad.
The German company “Continental Automotive Serbia” has opened the largest factory in Europe in Kać, and the value of this investment is EUR 140 million. It will dictate the trends in the automotive industry, which is undergoing complete transformation, and the leaders say that they did not come to Serbia for cheap labour force, but for the minds and knowledge of our experts.
President Vučić had the opportunity to see the “invisible cockpit” – the cutting edge technology that will be part of the latest cars to be produced in Novi Sad, after the successful presentation in Las Vegas. According to the President of Serbia, history will be made in Novi Sad, the “mega” factory of Continental will be the centre of the transformation of the automotive industry, and in three years from now, it will have exports of three billion euros, which is a huge shift and something that makes a difference.
The representatives of Continental emphasized during the tour that they have an incredible team with exceptional Serbian experts and that they expect that team to expand. Continental has invested about EUR 140 million in the factory in Kać near Novi Sad and as the management told President Vučić on that occasion, their plan is to invest another EUR 150 million and create 1,500 additional jobs in the next four years.