The plant is an 11,200 m2 facility featuring 8,600 m2 of manufacturing space, 2,000 m2 of administrative space and 600 m2 of utility area. Construction on the facility was completed in August 2012 and cost €15 million.The facility forms part of the company’s restructuring of its film and electrolytic business. Kemet says it will reduce cost and increase total production capability.

“Today’s opening ceremony for this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility marks a major milestone in the restructuring of our film and electrolytic business,” said Per Loof, CEO of Kemet. “This facility showcases our resolve in providing quality components to the marketplace and, at the same time, our commitment to our shareholders to operate within a cost structure that allows us to be profitable."

Chuck Meeks, Kemet’s executive vice president, ceramic, film and electrolytic business group, concurred. “We could not be more excited about the capabilities this plant will deliver to our film business," he said. "The people of Macedonia have provided tremendous support and proven to be a true partner in this endeavour."