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Mitas to upgrade Serbian ag tire plant

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Mitas reports it will spend 3.5 million euro to upgrade its factory in Ruma, Serbia.

The factory is strategically placed to supply the Russian Federation since Russia and Serbia enjoy special trade relations, the company says. The Ruma factory, built in 1981, produces agricultural tires. Mitas acquired the plant in 2008.

“The Ruma factory takes advantage of the Free Trade Agreement between Russia and Serbia,” Mitas CEO Jaroslav Cechura says. The company will expand production capacity of radial tractor and combine tires.

“Serbia is a soaring eagle,” Cechura says. “Serbia’s strategic location, skilled work force, effective production costs and EU-candidate country status make it a perfect springboard for high-flying EU companies.”

The Ruma facility recently obtained the ISO 9001 certificate from SGS (www.sgs.com), and it has been fully integrated within CGS Holding, which owns Mitas. In 2012, the environmental management system ISO 14001 will be implemented.  

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