French cement maker Lafarge mulls opening research center in Serbia.

By bne IntelliNews March 29, 2011
French cement company Lafarge could open a research center at its facilities in the Serbian town of Beocin, deputy PM in charge of EU integration Bozidar Djelic said as cited by Tanjug. Djelic added that talks with Lafarge on the issue were were under way. Lafarge has an annual research budget of around EUR 150mn, Djelic explained and added that the opening of a research facility in Serbia will allow local engineers and scientists to compete on a global scale. Djelic spoke at a presentation of Serbian projects that were awarded in the Lafarge Invention Awards 2010 competition. France's Lafarge acquired the Beocin-based cement factory back in 2002.

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