Austria's FACC starts construction of aircraft parts plant in Croatia

Manufacturing

Austrian aerospace and defense company Fischer Advanced Composite Components (FACC) has started the construction of a EUR 33 million aircraft parts manufacturing plant in Croatia's Jakovlje, near the capital Zagreb, local media reported on Wednesday, news portal SeeNews wrote citing a report by local media outlet.

The factory, whose construction began in December, will initially employ 450 people, news daily Poslovni Dnevnik reported, citing Sanja Borovec, mayor of Jakovlje. FACC will operate in Croatia under the name FACC Solutions Croatia, according to the report.

FACC announced the investment in May, 2019, when it said it has selected Jakovlje for the construction of a 12,200 sqm facility that will produce lightweight cabin components for commercial and business aircraft using new fiber composite technology. When fully operational, the factory will employ 600 people, the company said in a statement at the time.

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