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Gruevski: German WIK begins construction of plant in TIDZ Prilep

What I announced in November last year and on what was intensively worked in the months after that, today begins to be realized. German company WIK  begins with construction of plant in the Technological Industrial Development Zone (TIDZ) Prilep. This pant should bring 1,000 new jobs to Prilep and Prilep region, which will mean reliable existence, salary, stability and a certain future for 1,000 families, leader of VMRO-DPMNE, Nikola Gruevski, announced Tuesday on his Facebook profile.

“We worked on this project of the German company for more than 2 years. At the very beginning, they looked at the offer of Ukraine, Romania and Serbia, but the intense contacts and efforts that were put in the past several years, as well as the package of benefits that we offered yielded positive results and, today, begins the construction of the new plant. WIK is a German company with headquarters in Essen and in Hong Kong which produces small electrical appliances. Their Prilep plant will be focused on production of coffee machines,” Gruyevski wrote.

“The investment is worth 12 million euros, and covers an area of 10 thousand square meters. The realization will be in two phases, the first of 5 million euros, and in the second phase, 7 million euros are planned and additional 6.5 thousand square meters. At the very beginning, 50 people will be employed and gradually this figure will grow, and after the completion of both phases, 1,000 citizens will be employed. The first phase of the construction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year. At the same time, there is an possibility to increase the number of employees and possible transfer of more capacities and factories in Macedonia, which could result in 3,000 news jobs! For that purpose, the company reserves two large plots in TIDZ Prilep, where all three plants of the company can operate if they decide to further expand their production. This last investment would not have been realized if it weren’t for the efforts and commitment of Bill Pavlevski who was in charge of the investment, as well as the support of Viktor Mizo,” Gruevski said.