EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

AU Optronics

Company/Organisation:
AU Optronics

Geographic Location

Country: Slovakia
Region: Trenciansky kraj; Zapadne Slovensko
Location of affected unit(s): Trenčín

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-04-2010
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2011
Planned Job Creation: 1300

Additional Information

AU Optronics, a Taiwanese electronic company, will establish its first subsidiary in Slovakia. It will create 1,300 new jobs at a new production plant near Trenčín. The company will produce LCD components there from January 2011. The Slovak Government will provide state aid to the Company to the tune of 38.27 million euro. A further 2,000 new jobs are expected to go to subcontractors.