New Grundfos Factory Opens in Serbia
Grundfos inaugurated its new factory in Serbia on May 29 in the presence of Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and more than 500 customers, business partners, and employees. Since Spring 2011, the Denmark-based global pump company has been manufacturing circulator pumps out of several rented buildings. The 28,000 square foot factory was built in only ten months with the cooperation of both Serbian and Danish employees and will now replace the temporary facilities.
“Our expectations have been far exceeded since we took over the building shortly before Christmas last year. We have set up four production lines in four months, which has only been possible because of our highly dedicated and skilled employees – both in Serbia and Denmark,” says Jim Toft Nielsen, General Manager of Grundfos Serbia. “I am very happy that we now have an ultra-modern factory that is perfectly suited for our production.”
The factory is located in Inđija, northwest of Belgrade, and will help Grundfos meet growing demand for pumps in the Central and Eastern European market. This market is also served by Grundfos factories in Hungary and Russia.
“It feels great to be in place in Serbia with our own factory,” says Group President and CEO Carsten Bjerg, who spoke at the inauguration. “This offers interesting opportunities for our global production set-up – both now and in the future.”
“All employees who have been involved in this project deserve great praise for their work. Especially the Danish employees who have taken part in the entire project. It is far from easy to shut down a production line and then establish it in another country.”