EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Slovakia
Region: Kosicky kraj; Vychodne Slovensko
Location of affected unit(s): Kosice


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.15 - Manufacture of bearings, gears, gearing and driving elements
Number Employed: 0
Group: Minebea

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-05-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 1100

Additional Information

The Japanese firm MinebeaMitsumi will create 1,100 new jobs in Slovakia in its biggest subsidiary in Europe at the Immopark industrial park in Kosice. Construction of the factory is underway and production is set to start at the beginning of 2018. The new mechanical electronics and special electric motors factory worth at least €60 million intends to offer an average gross monthly wage of €1,500 to its employees. The plant will require highly qualified workers to operate robotic centres and engineers and scientists to work in the company's R&D centre. About 100 jobs will be created in in research and development. The government plans to provide the company state aid in the amount of €18,000. If the factory is successful, MinebeaMitsumi will reportedly consider investing a further €40 million and thereby creating a further 900 jobs by the end of 2022.