Former Delphi Automotive, the US company decided to invest €15 million in the Skopje 1 free zone in December of 2015, and currently employs 500 people. The plant produces electronic control technologies for vehicle manufacturers across Europe and works closely with its other facilities in the region to ensure efficiency and flexibility for its customers.

The company’s decision to invest in Macedonia was based on certain criteria, namely following the group’s vehicle-maker customers, access to a skilled workforce, use of existing infrastructure, and partnership potential with local government.

In March 2017, Delphi Automotive split its business into two independent companies: Delphi Technologies and Aptiv. “Delphi” renamed a part of its business focused on automated driving and electrification, calling the new entity Aptiv, which formalized the separation of that aspect of its company from the segment focused on more traditional engines.

Delphi Automotive is among the top 15 largest global suppliers of the automotive industry with an annual turnover of over €17 billion. It has 146,000 employees worldwide with 126 production plants and is operational in over 33 countries.