EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

ZKW Czech Republic

ZKW Czech Republic

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Olomoucky; Stredni Morava
Location of affected unit(s): Olomouc


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.31 - Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 0
Group: ZKW

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-02-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-05-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

ZKW, Austrian manufacturer of car headlights and electronics, will open a development-focused branch in Olomouc at the beginning of May 2021and intends to employ over 100 people by 2023. The firm is currently looking for highly skilled engineers from automotive industry. The management of ZKW decided for Olomouc because there is a university with a department of optics in the city and the Olomouc region has a tradition in the production of car headlights.

ZKW Group is a specialist in innovative, premium lighting systems and electronics and one of the world’s leading strategic partners for international automakers using state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies.