EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Slovakia
Region: Nitriansky kraj; Zapadne Slovensko
Location of affected unit(s): Nitra


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-06-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 27-06-2019
Planned Job Creation: 200

Additional Information

Spanish car components manufacturer Gestamp opened a new production plant in Nitriansky Industrial Park, Slovakia. The investment of €133 million, of which €9 million came from the government through state aid, will create 200 jobs in the plant. The proximity to the production lines of Jaguar Land Rover, which is the company's main customer, motivated the decision to open the new plant. The establishment will produce bodywork and chassis parts for the Discovery and later the Defender models. More than 70% of the production will be aluminium parts. According to Gestamp CEO, this is the company's biggest unit for production of aluminium components and the company's second plant in Slovakia. The other site, operated by its subsidiary Edscha, employs 170 people and operates in Velky Meder since 2010.