Today, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Deputy Prime Minister Kocho Angjushev announced the largest investment to date by Germany’s Gerresheimer.

The investment is planned to develop in five phases, with 400 new jobs opening during the first phase. Highly skilled engineers, computer scientists, and electrical engineers will be employed.

Deputy Prime Minister Angjushev stated that this is the first direct investment by Gerresheimer in southeastern Europe, specifically in North Macedonia.

The company’s CEO, Dietmar Siemssen, announced through a video message that the construction of the plant for medical plastic in the Skopje 2 free zone will begin during the first half of the year, and production should start in the middle of the following year.

According to Mr. Siemssen, North Macedonia is an ideal location for expanding their production, due to its good infrastructure, low costs, trained personnel, and excellent support from the establishment.

Germany’s Gerresheimer, headquartered in Düsseldorf, is a leading manufacturer and global partner to the pharma and healthcare industry, with their specialty glass and plastic products. The company has worldwide operations, at approximately 40 production plants, and roughly 10,000 employees manufacture their products in local markets, close to their customer base. With plants in 15 countries throughout Europe, North America, South America and Asia, Gerresheimer generates revenues of approximately €1.4 billion. Their comprehensive product portfolio includes pharmaceutical packaging and products for the safe, simple administration of medicines: insulin pens, inhalers, micro pumps, prefillable syringes, injection vials, ampules, bottles and containers for liquid and solid medicines with closure and safety systems as well as packaging for the cosmetics industry. Gerresheimer also makes glass bottles for cosmetics and beverage companies.