US manufacturer INTUS Windows has announced plans to open a production hub in Šiauliai employing up to 600 people. Construction of the 50,000 m2 plant, which will be rolled out in phases over the next few years, will begin in late 2018.
INTUS’ new facility, based in the Šiauliai Free Economic Zone (FEZ), will manufacture products for export to USA. The new plant is designed by Lithuanian architecture firm 2L Architektai.
More than 100 skilled specialists in estimating, drafting, IT and 3D modelling are currently being recruited to begin work at the facility in 2019. A further 500 jobs will be created as the plant rolls out.
“We chose Šiauliai Free Economic Zone for two main reasons: first of all, the zone’s infrastructure is prepared for quick start of works, and secondly, the team of zone’s operator is very competent and customer-oriented. We will be reaching out to local educational institutions to develop specialized programs for local employment,” explains Karolis Dieliautas, CEO of Lithuania’s operations at INTUS Windows.
Artūras Klangauskas, CEO and Member of the Board of Šiauliai Free Economic Zone, emphasizes that INTUS is the third company that establishes in this free economic zone and is a perfect example of cooperation between all parties.