Regional SHORTS

German investor to create 800 jobs in Bardejov


THE GERMAN company Kamax is planning to set up shop in the eastern Slovak town of Bardejov (Prešov Region), creating 800 jobs.

Kamax, which makes connector elements for the automotive industry, will employ 200 people in Bardejov's Sever Industrial Park, the head of the mayor's office, René Semanišin, told the SITA newswire on July 11. The factory will produce special screws for the car industry.

Kamax has not yet specified how much it plans to invest in the community.

"The investment is divided into several phases," Semanišin said. "Construction of the first phase is taking place at the moment, so it is not possible to accurately specify the final amount."

The town of Bardejov is also negotiating with other investors who have shown an interest in investing in the industrial park, which is currently in the first stage of development.

"We cannot say at this point who the investors are or how much they are going to invest," Semanišin said.

Bardejov's Sever Industrial Park could offer 10 hectares of property to future investors.

"We are also preparing the construction of a Juh Industrial Park," Semanišin said.



Blika moves production to Trebišov


BLIKA, a Danish storage and office furniture company, has transferred all of its production facilities to Slovakia.

The move has created 100 new jobs in the industrial park in Trebišov (Košice Region), Blika general director Michael Gotfredsen told the press on July 10.

The company is set to reach full production capacity within two to three months.

Blika has so far invested Sk230 million (€6.9 million) in Slovakia. The moving cost came to Sk100-150 million and the rest of the outlay was spent on technology and buildings.

"We needed an investor with good prospects capable of stabilising the workforce in the region, and one that won't leave in a few years for more favourable conditions," Trebišov Mayor Vladimír Andal told the TASR newswire.

The industrial park cost Sk168 million (€5.04 million) to build. The town of Trebišov has provided five percent, with the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) funding the rest.

Blika is the largest Danish producer of storage products and office furniture for the industry, leisure and education sectors. The company is projected to have an annual turnover of Sk501 million (€15 million).



Dutch company plans industrial park near Kia


THE DUTCH developer CTP Invest is planning to build an industrial park in Dolný Hričov in the Žilina Region.

The park will include offices, logistics centres and retail areas and should create nearly 3,000 new jobs, the TASR newswire wrote on July 8.

Dolný Hričov Mayor Vladimír Sadloň said that moves to obtain the necessary land and a construction permit are currently being prepared.

"We're also preparing the park's infrastructure, and I believe that we'll be able to begin construction work in the autumn of this year," he said. "The total area of the industrial park will be some 36 hectares."

Dolný Hričov is located near the Kia Motors Slovakia car plant, and has good road connections with the Hyundai plant in Nošovice near Ostrava in the Czech Republic.

CTP Invest has been operating in the Czech Republic since the 1990s. It manages 22 industrial parks there, and owns around 100 buildings and land worth more than €1 billion.



Compiled by Spectator staff from press reports

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