Americans building huge manufacturing facility in Croatia
- by croatiaweek
- in Business
One of the world’s largest manufacturing solutions providers, American company Jabil, has announced the construction of a new manufacturing facility in the eastern Croatian city of Osijek.
“Jabil is in the process of establishing a new manufacturing facility in Osijek, Croatia. This expansion is a strategic move that aligns with Jabil’s focus on long-term secular trends and growth in renewable energy, electric vehicles, healthcare, 5G, and cloud,” the company said in a statement, before adding.
“The new facility will serve as a hub for Jabil’s continued commitment to innovation, sustainability, and delivering comprehensive manufacturing solutions to our customers.”
As Novac.hr reports the factory in Osijek, which will produce medical prosthetic parts and microchips and motherboards for the auto industry, will create more than 1,500 jobs. It will also be the largest industrial project in modern Croatian history.
The company has already began the search for workers.
“Jabil Osijek is currently looking to fill a number of open positions in many functional areas, including: operations, production, engineering, project management, human resources, finance, training, recruitment, environment, health and safety, quality, supply chain, inventory control and warehousing, security, facility, IT and user solutions,” it said on their website Osijek hiring.
Jabil, which was established in 1966 and formally incorporated in Detroit, Michigan, in 1969, works today with over 450 of the world’s leading brands to bring their products to market and has more than 260,000 people in over 100 strategic sites around the world.
Completion of the construction of the production facility in Osijek is scheduled for the beginning of 2024.
Osijek has quickly becoming a major IT hub. The construction of an IT business centre worth almost 9 million euros begun recently in the city’s IT Park.