FACC to open composite plant in Croatia

The FACC (Ried im Innkreis, Austria) announced plans to establish a new aerospace composite production facility in Croatia with an investment of approximately 30 million euros. As a 100% subsidiary of the FACC, this new production facility will use composite technology to manufacture lightweight cabin components for commercial and commercial aircraft.

The facility will be located in Jakovlje, Zagreb, Croatia. The 12,200-square-meter facility is scheduled to begin construction this year and production is expected to begin in March 2021. According to reports, after full operation, more than 600 people will be employed.

The FACC stated that it chose Croatia as a strategic partner for the country’s mature industry, close to FACC’s Austrian facilities and highly skilled and well-trained workforce. The company plans to work with local technical schools to demonstrate its commitment to the region by establishing a dual aviation training system.

Representatives of the FACC and the Croatian government announced that the FACC plans to build a high-tech composites plant in Croatia (from left to right): Stjepan Kožić, head of Zagreb County; Sanja Borovec, Mayor Jakovlje; Darko Horvat, Croatian economy, entrepreneurs and Minister of Technology, Robert Machtlinger, CEO of FACC; Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia; Ruguang Geng, Chairman of the FACC Supervisory Board; Zdenko Lucić, State Secretary of the Croatian Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Technology. Source | FACC

“This expansion represents a strategic investment for our company and we believe that the FACC Croatian Capacity Production Center will make a significant contribution to our quality and efficiency leadership strategy,” said FACC CEO Robert Machlinger. “This investment in the green sector provides us with the opportunity to build state-of-the-art aerospace facilities and implement advanced technology, automation and industrial 4.0 methods.”