EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Plzensky; Jihozapad
Location of affected unit(s): Ostrov u Stribra


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
31.01 - Manufacture of office and shop furniture

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-10-2013
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 900

Additional Information

Office furniture manufacturer Steelcase is to build a new factory in Ostrov u Stribra and to create up to 900 jobs in the second half of 2014. This is partly due to an offshoring initiative, shifting production from Germany to the Czech Republic.

Steelcase group is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and employs about 10,000 staff in 21 factories worldwide. The company is operating in Czech Republic since 1993.