Johnson Controls’ Third Investment in Macedonia
Johnson Controls will open a new factory in the Strumica free zone. The new investment will open 1,500 job positions.
Johnson Controls’ Global Director, Willy Van-Looy, and CEO of the Free Zones Authority,Viktor Mizo, announced that the investment will start off as a brownfield investment, in an existing structure, and in time will turn into a greenfield investment.
“We are facing capacity challenges in Europe, and because of this we decided to invest here”, Van-Looy stated.
According to Mizo, the fact that Johnson Controls is reinvesting in Macedonia is a confirmation of the successful Government policies for creating a positive business environment.
“This is the third time that Johnson Controls has chosen to invest in Macedonia. The first time was in 2006 in Skopje, the second in 2011 in Stip, and the third time will be in Strumica, Mizo pointed out, and added that adaptation activities in the Strumica free zone will start immediately.”
In line with the investment plan, employment of staff will start by the end of the year.