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SKOPJE (Macedonia), October 11 (SeeNews) - Greek metal products manufacturer CeraMetal will build a 12 million euro ($13.3 million) production plant in Macedonia, Nikola Gruevski, leader of ruling VMRO-DPMNE party and former prime minister, said on Tuesday.
The company plans to employ a total of 600 people in the future plant in the city of Bitola, in southwestern Macedonia, Gruevski said.
The plant will be built in two phases, Gruevski told reporters, according to a press release posted on the VMRO-DPMNE website
Athens-based CeraMetal will invest 5 million euro and will create 150 jobs in the first phase, Gruevski said.
CeraMetal will produce welding and construction materials in the new plant. They will be will be exported mostly to Germany, as well as to Spain, Japan, Canada and other countries, .
The Greek company has already bought 45,000 sq m of land in the industrial zone of Bitola where the new plant will be built, Gruevski added.
CeraMetal produces wear parts and welding wires.