Oct 31, 2019
The search for qualified experts for future growth is a focal challenge all globally operating companies must face. Being well aware for some time already and taking the demographic change into account, the Swiss family-owned Group has dedicated itself to establish an ever more close-knit network of affiliated companieas to strengthen the Baumer position in Europe and the world.
After thorough analysis and research, the free trade zone near Skopje in Northe Macedonia proved to offer ideal conditions. Being close to the universities in Skopje, highly qualified experts will be recruited nearby. The region’s good infrastructure and the international airport being near are further crucial location advantages. These are ideal preconditions to foster optimal cooperation and exchange between the new location and the Baumer headquarters in Switzerland to ensure prompt deliveries to the Baumer customers throughout Europe. In return, the new location offers excellent working conditions, a modern and air-conditioned building, clean and quiet workplaces, in-house canteen and great many career options.
The first construction phase on the 19,000 sqm site was to establish the building of around 4,000 sqm in total - with 2,500 sqm production space and 600 sqm entirely dedicated to development and administration. In addition, there is sufficient space left for future growth. It took only 18 months from deciding for Skopje in December 2017 and first sensor production in May 2019.
The grand opening ceremony in the new location was attended by representatives from government, the free trade zone and the Baumer management. The presence of the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, the Deputy Prime Minister in charge of economic affairs, the CEO of North Macedonia Free Zones Authority as well as representatives of the Embassy reflect the high significance attached by the region to the new Baumer location.