September 18, 2013.
The Slovenian company "Cablex-s" has opened today in Platicevo a new factory for the production of cables for home appliances. Two years ago "Cablex-s" started production in rented space in Platicevo on the area of 600 square meters. The new facility is almost four times larger (2,300 m² ), and the total value of the new factory with full equipment amounts about two million.
The factory was officially opened by the President of the Provincial Government, Bojan Pajtić, who on this occasion expressed his satisfaction that the new jobs have been made available to people who live in the countryside. "Experience shows that it is difficult to employ population residing in rural areas and therefore, coming of successful business entities in rural parts of the Province is a very important fact for us. This factory employs mostly women, which is an additional advantage. We have already cooperated with "Cablex-s" by subsidizing employment, and we are pleased that "Cablex-s" has decided to expand its production capacity. By doing the mentioned, we send a message to all other investors that this is a region that offers the possibility of sustainable business. I have to say that, in the sence of the amount of funds given to the Province, Slovenia is the fourth investor , immediately after Germany, France and Italy, which tells us enough of the fact that the Slovenian economy has done a lot to help the development of our rural areas" , Pajtic said.
Currently, "Cablex-s" employs 90 workers , by the end of the year the factory will employ the new 50, and in 2014 another 50 residents from Platicevo and surrounding villages will be employed. The annual production plan is two million, and in "Cablex-s" are confident that it will be exceeded by about 10 percent. Almost 95 percent of production is for export, much of which goes to Russia.
"Cablex-s" group consists of nine factories around the world, and the total production exceeds 70 million. The Manager of "Cablex-s" in Platicevo, Zlatko Jutić thanked the Municipality of Ruma for enabling us to build in Platicevo one of the leading factories for manufacturing cables. " We have an excellent cooperation from the very beginning. We have spent two years in a rented space that did not meet our ambitions to build a factory that will be shoulder to shoulder with our other offices. Now we have succeeded. In a record time, much faster than we could do it in Slovenia. The construction has cost about 900,000 euros, and the equipment value is estimated at two million. We will soon start exporting to Turkey and Romania, so I'm sure that there are great achievements waiting for us", concluded Jutić.