International scale manufacturer Bizerba announced in late April that it has opened an additional site in Serbia to expand its production capacities, and that a new plant will create 300 jobs in Valjevo.
The company added that the first scales from the new plant were produced and successfully delivered to customers in February, and that the innovative products are some of Bizerba’s most important products in its global portfolio, according to Sven Hödl, vice President Global Operations at Bizerba.
“The launch of Bizerba checkout scales in Valjevo is a key milestone on the way to achieving our overall vision for the new site,” he said. “As the year progresses, we intend to develop this site into our global strategic platform for the entire retail scales range.”
Bizerba’s strong commercial performance resulted in a situation where production capacities at the existing production sites had reached their limits, the company said in a press release, noting that it therefore took the decision to expand its production into Serbia. According to Bizerba, the project in its entirety represents a total investment of approximately EUR 21 mln, an unprecedented amount in the company’s history.
The final overall construction size for the assembly, logistics and admin area come to 11,227 square meters, the release added, stating also that there are already 55 new employees working at the Bizerba Production & Tech Center in Valjevo—and that this number will continue to grow.
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