U.S. based Gentherm Corporation is recognized by the largest automotive industry manufacturers as a dependable and outstanding supplier of heated seating, climate seating, electronics, and cables. It produces equipment that is installed in dozens of vehicle models by companies such as Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Lexus, and Kia.They have locations in 11 countries, and more than 5,000 employees worldwide.
In December 2014, Gentherm Corporation announced it will open a new plant in the City of Prilep, with about 2,000 employees and will invest €20 million.
The first phase of the facility will be approximately 20,000 square meters and is tentatively planned to open by the end of 2015. The new facility will be dedicated to the production of the full line of Gentherm seat comfort and industrial products, and after a three year build-up to full employment, is expected to provide jobs for up to 2,000 people.