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2013.08.26 14:30

Norwegian Jotron to open new factory in Lithuania

DELFI.lt 2013.08.26 14:30

Norwegian company Jotron, which produces modern communication equipment for airports and naval companies, is expanding its operations in Lithuania, informs The Baltic Course with reference to the news agency ELTA. 

Norwegian company Jotron, which produces modern communication equipment for airports and naval companies, is expanding its operations in Lithuania, informs The Baltic Course with reference to the news agency ELTA.

It is projecting to open the new factory in Kaunas by the end of 2013, and over the next three years it will recruit 35 specialists,

The highest modern technology will be installed at the plant, and a local product development department will be established. The company also expects to increase its output, and projected investments will amount to around LTL 9.4 million (EUR 2.7 million).

Jotron representatives said it had been deciding between Lithuania and Southwest Asia. The company has been operating in Lithuania for 12 years, and it is satisfied by the results and by qualified Lithuanian engineers, their work culture, and the infrastructure to develop business.

Member of the Board Merete Berdal said that ‘Invest Lithuania’ (Investuok Lietuvoje) team also played a major role persuading Jotron to expand in Lithuania. Invest Lithuania is a government agency that provides free advice and guides international businesses setting up operations in the Baltic country.

The Norwegian company exports its innovative products, such as naval satellite communication equipment, automated vessel identification, internal ship communication, gas and oil platform alarm systems, and flight control radio and recording equipment, to more than sixty countries across the globe.

Until now, separate parts of certain products were manufactured in Lithuania. After the new development stage, the plant will also manufacture complete and technologically advanced products.

It is anticipated that the expansion of Jotron site in Kaunas will have an effect for the whole Lithuanian electronics industry.

Jotron has divisions in Norway, the US, the UK, Singapore and Lithuania. The plant in Kaunas, which has been in operation since 2001, employs 80 specialists.