The Italian company Mabiel srl, part of the Martinetto group based in Turin, started its activity in Albania with the construction of a factory for specific products for the automotive industry.
Mabiel specializes in the production of wire racks, a woven fabric made of iron and polyester called "Filflex“, A connection for rubber profiles for car doors. Mabiel is one of the two world producers of "Filflex".
The factory in Albania, in Vora, a town in 20 kilometers south of Tirana, was visited today by the Albanian Minister of Economy and Finance, Arben Ahmetaj.
"All production is robotized. It is not those industries that create hundreds of jobs, but it is an investment that represents an added value for the Albanian economy ", stated Ahmetaj.
All the production of the plant in Albania is intended for export.
The company administrator, Claudio Paganini, stated that he had found great support to start his business in Albania very quickly.
"We are very happy to be here. This is a strategic field for us, we are here with this product, which is a car product.
We export 95% of exports and we are sure it will be a success. We are really happy to be here because we have found, among other things, an agency like AIDA (Albanian Investment Development Agency), whose support was very important for us because we didn't know the place, we didn't know anyone, so it was a great help.
This was really important for us, so thank you " - said Paganini.
Asked how much the structures provided by the government for the arrival of the Italian company in Albania have influenced -"The facilities we have created with the abolition of VAT on machines and equipment, the improved image of Albania, and the desire to learn.
They told me that they didn't come here because of the cheap labor costs, on the contrary. I am here for other reasons, from the business environment, from the proximity to the markets, from the tax system, from the ease of introducing machinery and equipment.
I really feel very happy to see something of this specific nature that increases the range of Albanian exports "- said Ahmetaj.
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