Bosnia and Herzegovina has a long tradition and widespread experience in the automotive industry. For decades, major brands have relied on the skilled workforce of BiH to assemble cars for Western markets. Before 1992, Volkswagen produced passenger and commercial vehicles at a plant near Sarajevo, while Kosmos – Banja Luka and Soko – Mostar produced buses. With a highly qualified labour force and a strategic location, BiH can be an excellent supplier base for reputable automotive producers.
Numerous foreign companies that have invested in the automotive industry in BiH (metal production and processing, tool making, plastic processing, mechanical and electrical engineering, automotive textile products) experienced dynamic development and achieved international standards, enabling an average export rate of 90% in 30 countries all over the world.