The Turkish company Çağatay Kablo was established in 1998 to produce wires and cables mainly for the needs of the automotive industry. The main clients of the company are the leading manufacturers of buses, tractors, construction machines, trucks, commercial vehicles, air conditioners, cleaning machines and special airport vehicles.
In May 2017, in addition to a factory in Turkey, “Çağatay Kablo” decided to build a new factory in Macedonia with an investment value of € 4 million. The company leased a plot of land in TIDZ Skopje 1 with a size of 26,000 m² and already in September 2017 began construction of the facility. The start of production of this new factory is expected to begin in 2018.
The company comes to Skopje as a supplier to the Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool, which is also present in this industrial complex. This is important because the other companies with foreign capital in Macedonia, primarily “Van Hool”, will purchase spare parts from this factory, and will not import them from abroad.
The significance of the construction of the Turkish company, “Çağatay Kablo” in TIDZ Skopje 1 is certainly most pronounced through the announced new employments, about 300 people in a period of 5 years. At the beginning of October 2023, 174 people were employed.