Carel is to extend its Labin site in Croatia in line with what it describes as rapid growth in Europe, particularly eastern Europe.
The additional 5,200m2 plant at the headquarters of the group's Carel Adriatic subsidiary is expected to be completed by the beginning of next year. It aims to make the group’s production capacity, mainly focused on humidifiers and electrical panels, even more flexible and resilient.
When the plant is fully operational, Carel expects to hire up to 100 new employees, in addition to more than 200 who already work at the Labin site.
To strengthen its relationships with customers, the new plant will also host a showroom. Customers will be able to visit the factory, see the production process and see the entire product range in person.
“We are very proud to present this new plant in Croatia. Eastern Europe is a rapidly growing market and one where we continue to see excellent results,” said Francesco Nalini, Carel Group chief executive officer.
“The initiative we have presented fits perfectly into our industrial strategy and our established international network, comprising 9 factories and over 27 commercial subsidiaries worldwide. The group’s solid response to the pandemic has been fully reflected in the positive financial results achieved in 2020, giving us the confidence to continue the development process that has always been a distinctive feature of Carel.”