Amphenol opens car electronics factory in Serbia

U.S.-based car electronics maker Amphenol Automotive Technology has opened a factory in Trstenik, in central Serbia, the Serbian president's office said.

Amphenol plans to open a total of 1,000 jobs at the factory and has received 4.6 million euro ($5.2 million) in support from the government, president Aleksandar Vucic said during the opening of the plant according to a statement by his office.

The company currently has 130 employees at the factory in Trstenik, which now covers 2,500 square metres, the director of the plant, Jana Javorka, said in a video file posted on the YouTube channel of news agency Tanjug.

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"In 2019 we are planning the reconstruction of five production halls which will give us another 5,000 square metres. In a total of 8,000 square metres we are planning to have over 1,000 employees within the next few years," Javorka said.

Amphenol Automotive Technologies, a subsidiary of Connecticut-based Amphenol Corporation, is a manufacturer of electronics, including interconnect systems, sensors and antennas for the car industry.