Metal and electrical industry
Expanding sector with Republic's biggest exporters and partners to a world famous brands.
The metal and electrical industry is expanding, as well as the sector in which the largest exporters in the Republic operate, constantly working on the modernisation of the technological process, which makes them reliable partners of world-famous companies. Together with available brownfield sites, reliable local partners and a significant raw material base, this sector offers incredible investment opportunities.
The metal and electrical industry is one of the most important sectors of the processing industry in the Republic of Srpska, both in terms of the number of economic entities, the number of employees, achieved exports and the good distribution of its capacities throughout the territory. The Republic of Srpska has a significant raw material base for this sector such as metal and mineral raw materials (iron ore, bauxite, lead and zinc) and electricity.
Long tradition in production
Cooperation with well-known brands
(Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Bosch)
Good base of partners and suppliers
The largest exporters operate in this sector - 29% of the total exports of the Republic of Srpska
24% of the total number of employees in the manufacturing industry is from this sector
Availability of raw materials (iron, coal, bauxite, lead and zinc)
Fast delivery anywhere in Europe with low transport costs
Workforce - 78% of students attend vocational and technical high schools
Significant brownfield investment capacity
Quality and safety of products, which are guaranteed by certificates for the organisation of the company as well as certificates for products
Companies within this sector are engaged in the production of base metals, metal products, machinery and equipment, computers, electronic and optical products, electrical equipment, motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers, other means of transport.
This sector participates with 14.7% in the total achieved production of the Republic of Srpska industry, i.e. with 26.3% in the total achieved production of the processing industry, and in comparison with previous years, this industry records a growth trend of 2.7%.
The metal and electrical industry employs about 24% of the total number of workers employed in the manufacturing industry.
The greatest investment potential exists in the production of parts and components for energy facilities, the automotive industry and the dedicated industry.
Investors also have free capacities for brownfield investments, considering that a significant number of non-privatised companies that are majority owned by the Republic of Srpska operate in this sector, namely the military industry companies: Kosmos a.d. Banja Luka, Orao a.d. Bijeljina and Fabrika motora specijalne namjene a.d. Pale is also owned by the RS Government, which can be invested in through the privatisation process, and Nova tvornica prečistača a.d. Rogatica.
The metal and electrical industry sector has attracted promising global and regional companies and several foreign-owned companies already operate within it, successfully supplying their global customers from their production base in the Republic of Srpska, such as: Metalleghe S.P.A. Italy, Network Quality Management GMBH Austria, S.C.A.I. STAMPAGGIO – S.R.L. Italy, Antton Paar Shopetec GmbH Austria, Beorchia S.R.L. Italy, ISKRA AE Slovenia, ALUMIL Group, KOLEKTOR GROUP Slovenia, MAHLE LEKTRIKA Slovenia.