Тhe Turkish company Purplast, which has 40 years of experience in the automotive industry and exports its products to 36 countries around the world, in February 2021, signed a state aid agreement for investment in TIDZ Skopje 2. In the second half of 2021, it will open its new factory in which it realizes investments of 5.1 million euros, and where 40-50 people will be initially employed. By the end of the investment cycle, the total number of employees is planned to reach 200 people.
The realization of this investment started in 2019, and the preparation of the land on July 1, 2020 and for a period of 7.5 months, 75% of the construction of the facilities has been completed. The area of leased construction land for Purplast is 26,000 m2, in the first phase 50% of the land has been used (Phase 2 is expected for 2025). It has a total of 12,000 m2 of closed area.
Purplast is one of the local partners of another foreign investor in the country, Van Hool, and its product portfolio is large and includes the production of interior parts (dashboard, covers, partitions, ceiling upholstery, handles, steering wheels), exterior of commercial vehicles (bumpers, front and rear grille, side panels, roof panels.), as well as production of seats (passenger carriages, city buses and trucks).
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