EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Roechling Automotive

Company/Organisation:
Roechling Automotive

Geographic Location

Country: Slovakia
Region: Trenciansky kraj; Zapadne Slovensko
Location of affected unit(s): Kockovce - Nove Mesto nad Vahom

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 80

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-07-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Planned Job Creation: 120

Additional Information

German car component supplier Roechling Automotive opened a new facility in Kockovce nearby Nove Mesto nad Vahom in July 2019. The company, which entered the Slovak market in September 2017, plans to create jobs for 120 people by the end of 2020. Investments amounted to €12 million for the construction of the production hall and €10 million for technologies. The new hall provides 3,000 square metres of production area and 4,800 square metres of logistic premises. From the beginning of last year, the company has been granted a 10-year tax holiday from the government.

According to the company's management, labour force is required despite the fact that production processes are mostly automated. Moreover, the company maintains that the choice of Slovakia was not motivated by labour costs, but by labour flexibility to meet the company's goals and expectations. The factory supplies its products to carmakers in Slovakia and Hungary.

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