Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Japanese firm Akebono closer to opening Trenčín plant

Trenčín town councillors, on Monday, July 22 approved automotive industry supplier Akebono Brake Industry’s proposal to buy state land, thereby bringing the Japanese manufacturer one step closer to setting up shop at the industrial park in Trenčín.

Trenčín town councillors, on Monday, July 22 approved automotive industry supplier Akebono Brake Industry’s proposal to buy state land, thereby bringing the Japanese manufacturer one step closer to setting up shop at the industrial park in Trenčín.

Akebono is interested in building and operating a 40,000 square metre production facility in the Trenčín industrial zone. As the town of Trenčín does not own all of the land in question, it asked the Slovak Land Fund (SPF) to provide suitable sites for the purpose. Councillors on Monday agreed to pay €904,000 to SPF. Based on a memorandum signed between Trenčín and the firm, the city is expected to sell the land to Akebono for €920,000 in total.

“Within the last 18 months we've conducted 11 sets of negotiations with Akebono Brake Industry. The Japanese were considering not only Slovakia, but also Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic [for their investment],” Trenčín mayor Richard Rybníček told the TASR newswire. “They have decided on Trenčín, which they've partly declared by signing a memorandum.”

He further revealed that the company is not interested in any investment assistance. Akebono is expected to create 350 new jobs in the area. The construction of the plant is expected to launch in March 2014, with production starting at the end of that year.

(Source: TASR)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

12 places where you can see the works of one of the best medieval wood carvers Photo

The works of the renowned Master Paul are not limited just to Levoča.

St Geirge Curch in Spišská Sobota

Ukrainian caught beauty of Nitra in video Video

The city under Zobor is beautiful also from a bird’s perspective.

Heatwaves to continue in Slovakia over the following days

More than 40 people collapsed due to hot weather on Thursday.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between July 21 and 30, including a castle festival, a parkour meeting, a hip-hop dance and music festival, a festival of minorities, a special run,…

Onyx will perform at the Legits Blast event in Banská Bystrica