The owner of the Italian company Calzedonia visited Prijedor city, 245 kilometres northwest of the capital Sarajevo. The visit took place on March 20th and the focus of the meeting was a construction of a production plant, which according to the announcements would employ between 800 and 1,000 workers.
The interest of Caledonia “for the investments in Prijedor was confirmed by the mayor of Prijedor Milenko Dakovic, adding that facility should be built on more than 25,000 square meters.
Calzedonia was founded in 1986 close to Verona, in Vallese di Oppeano, with the aim to create a new way of selling hosiery and beachwear for women, men and children, through a franchising sales network.
Little more than twenty years later, the Calzedonia network boasts more than 1.470 shops throughout the world: Italy, Austria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, France, Macedonia, Montenegro, UK, Slovak Republic, Romania, Germany and Belgium. This textile giant worldwide employs 33,000 workers and intends to invest about 25 million euros in production facilities in Prijedor.