June 4 (SeeNews) - US-based automotive seating manufacturer Adient has opened a new $20 million (17.9 million euro) production plant in Serbia's western municipality of Loznica, the office of Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.
Vucic said during the opening ceremony that Adient has already hired 838 employees in Loznica and intends to increase the headcount to 1,500, the president's office said in a press release.
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"I am happy to see a large number of workers, who have thus helped the existence of their families. I am particularly happy that 70% of them are women, as well as young people," Vucic said.
Adient, formerly Johnson Controls, opened a factory in Kragujevac, in central Serbia, in 2013.
The company is a global leader in the production of automotive seating, instrument panels, cockpits, door panels, floor consoles, and overhead systems. In Southeast Europe, Adient operates five manufacturing facilities in Romania, three in Slovenia, two in North Macedonia and one in Serbia.
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