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COMMENT: EIB sweetners enough to convince Serbia about EU?

31 Jan 2011 | Simon Warburton

It seems Europe is doing everything possible to sweeten the accession of Serbia to its 27-strong political club - but the population may be having second thoughts.


EMERGING MARKETS ANALYSIS: Arrivederci Zastava – Fiat wastes no time in killing Yugo

20 Nov 2008 | Mark Bursa

Serbia had hoped someone might ‘do a Dacia’ with Zastava. But Fiat’s ambitious plans for the Serbian automaker have no room for sentiment, as Mark Bursa discovers.


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Toyo Tyre to establish new plant in Serbia

31 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Toyo Tyre is to establish a subsidiary in Serbia to construct and operate a new manufacturing plant in Indijia City.


Ikarbus Serbia to build Chinese electric buses

8 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Chinese bus manufacturer Yin Long Group plans to start building electric buses in Serbian bus maker Ikarbus' factory by the end of this year, general manager Yang Jian said.


Yin Long to make e-buses in Serbia, take over Ikarbus

25 Mar 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Chinese bus manufacturer Yin Long Group plans to start manufacturing electric buses at the Serbian Ikarbus factory, according to a local report.


Novares extends Serbian auto parts factory

17 Oct 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Novares has opened an extension to its factory in Zrenjanin, Serbia, increasing plant area by a third, including a clean room with a capacity of 1m automotive components per year.


Linglong Tyre inks US$994m Serbia plant deal

7 Sep 2018 | Simon Warburton

Linglong Tyre has signed an investment memorandum with Serbian Minister of Economy, Goran Kneževic, for a US$994m plant in the Zrenjanin Free Trade Zone.


Vorwerk to invest in Serbian factory

26 Apr 2018 | Dave Leggett

Germany's Vorwerk is to invest EUR43m in a Serbian factory.


ZF to build new e-mobility products plant in Serbia

12 Apr 2018 | Dave Leggett

ZF’s E-Mobility division is expanding its production capacity for electromobility products by building a new facility in the Serbian city of Pancevo. The company is investing more than EUR100m (US$123.7m) in the project.


FCA Serbia cites megatrends as driving business

23 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

FCA Serbia purchasing says the emergence of new mobility solutions such as self-driving taxis and partnership with technology companies will drive business.


SPIEF 17 - Serbia enjoys auto supplier boom with competitive wages

5 Jun 2017 | Simon Warburton

Serbian investment agencies say the country's intensely competitive wage offering and availability of labour is the main reason why so many suppliers have flooded into the region.


Magna expanding its seat trim facility in Serbia

31 May 2017 | Dave Leggett

Magna has started construction to expand its seat trim facility in Odžaci, Serbia, from 4,300 square metres to 10,000 square metres.



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