Serbian rubber products maker Tigar to ship off first batch of army boots to Sweden
Topics: SERBIA TIGAR SWEDEN
“Next up is a contract with the Swedish army the first lorry carrying army boots will hit the road this week and after that, in January and February, we will continue shipments. Such deals are important for our reputation as a manufacturer,” said Tigar CEO Vladimir Ilic.
“We have completed a shipment for the Finnish army and we will continue shipments next year, too. Our major buyers have confirmed their orders for next year and I think we will have a continuity of work next year, too.
For the Swedish military, we manufacture a special version of army boots that have the specific property of being able to withstand temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius and are adapted to the skis their soldiers use,” Ilic said.
The company, based in Pirot, southeastern Serbia, has survived the past few decades thanks to generous state assistance and is now to be privatised.
It currently has a 1,250 strong workforce. ■