The enterprise Kolektor CCL opened today a production hall in Povelic outside Srbac in which more than one million euros of own funds was invested and 108 new jobs were created.
Cutting the red ribbon, the plant was opened by the President of Republika Srpska Milorad and chair of the Slovenian company’s supervisory board Stojan Petric.
Dodik said this was an important day for Srbac and Republika Srpska and that the 108 new jobs would benefit the area greatly.
He thanked Kolektor for doing business in Srpska because it provides new jobs and has also made connections with faculties, thus giving an example to others.
Petric stated at the opening ceremony that the concern employs 500 people in Srpska in its production halls in Srbac, Laktasi and Klasnice and that they plan to open a fourth one in Prijedor.
“Since the initial turnover in 2005, when we first came to Srpska, which totalled EUR1 million, we have reached the turnover of BAM28 million this year and our goal is to employ 1,000 people in Srpska and have the total turnover of BAM75 million by 2025,” said Petric.
Investments in the plant will increase in the coming weeks as some valuable equipment will be brought from Slovenia, he said.
The opening ceremony is attended by the Srpska Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining Petar Djokic and Mayor of Banjaluka Igor Radojicic, as well as businessmen and deans of the Banjaluka University faculties.
Kolektor CCL operates within the Slovenian company Kolektor which has several dozen plants in Europe, Asian and North America.
Kolektor CCL makes electrical components for automotive industry and industry of hand tools for big international brands.
Some of the Kolektor’s major buyers include Valeo, Bosch, Remy, Mahle, Stihl and other prominent companies.