Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company with established core businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage industries, has a presence in 150 countries and has been active in Macedonia since it opened a state-of-the-art plant for the Electronics business in Skopje in 2007. In 2011, Johnson Controls opened a new plant for the automotive seating business in Stip’s industrial zone.
Makram Ghribi, Plant Manager of Skopje plant, explains, “Here in Skopje we produce printed circuit boards which are assembled to other Johnson Controls automotive facilities.”
Johnson Controls strongly supports Macedonia’s development. It provides scholarships and training for Macedonian students and partners with local universities to help encourage research activities with practical applications. “Johnson Controls is a leader in developing new technologies, and we want to transfer our knowledge here in Macedonia,” Makram Ghribi explains.
Johnson Controls has signed a definitive agreement to sell its automotive electronics business to Visteon Corporation, which includes operations in Skopje. Makram Ghribi concludes, “Johnson Controls made a smart move to start its operations in Macedonia. I can see positive aspects for investors coming to Macedonia.”