On October 16, 2018, Novares opened a new extension into its factory in Zrenjanin, Serbia, increasing the total plant area by a third, including a clean room with a capacity of 1 million parts per year.
The 3,000 m² extension to the plant has been equipped with the latest technologies and robotics, including five injection presses and a clean room containing two production lines for engine components (water outlet) with infrared welding, automatic component assembly and leak testing sections.
The factory produces complex plastic components for the automotive industry: exterior and interior parts, body trims and engine parts. Novares will increase the workforce from 190 employees today to 240 in 2019. The plant, located in the Vojvodina region in the north of Serbia, supplies components to several major customers in the area, including Fiat, PSA Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Suzuki and Dacia.
The factory, which was established in this area as part of Novares’ strategy to be geographically close to its customers, has succeeded in meeting Novares’ and the customers’ exacting standards in quality and performance. The 5.25-million-euro extension project has been carried out with support from the Vojvodina provincial government (200,000 euros) and the Serbian government (300,000 euros).