New Johnson Controls Strumica Plant to Create 1,500 Jobs

American company, Johnson Controls, launched construction of its plant, an investment worth $20 million, in the Strumica free zone, which will create 1,500 new jobs.

The facility, covering an area of 13,000m², will produce car seat covers which will be exported to Europe. Johnson Controls expects to employ a total of approximately 3,300 people with this investment.

Successful development of our plant in Stip and successful cooperation with the Macedonian government during the past several years traced our path to the next step for the new plant in Strumica”, Vice President of Global Trim Unit of Johnson Controls, Vladimir Teplik said.

The construction of the new plant is an important investment in Strumica and an indication that we believed in the opportunities that were available. Along with the Stip plant, Johnson Controls will employ a total of 3,300 people in Macedonia, Teplik underlined.

Viktor Mizo, CEO of the Free Zones Authority, said that the new plant in Strumica is expected to be completed by April 2017. This projection is based on the fact that the American company has already started trial production in a brownfield investment in the city, and has hired 400 workers, with plans to reach 500 workers by year end.