EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Plzensky; Jihozapad
Location of affected unit(s): Pilsen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.93 - Manufacture of machinery for food, beverage and tobacco processing
Number Employed: 160
Group: Krones

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-01-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-03-2020
Planned Job Creation: 140

Additional Information

Konplan, a Czech subsidiary of a German packaging and bottling machine manufacturer, is to open a new development and office centre in the Pilsen industrial and commercial zone Borská pole and to employ about 140 people in March 2020. Koplan currently employs 160 people at its Pilsen site. The newly built centre cost CZK 200 million (€7.9 million as at 17 January 2020).

Krones, headquartered in Neutraubling (Germany), is the world's leading manufacturer of lines for filling beverages in plastic and glass bottles or beverage cans. Globally, the company employs 1,800 people.