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

A Slovak prisoner tattooed in Auschwitz, remained silent until he grew very old

Lale Sokolov fell in love in the concentration camp; only those close to him knew his story.

A tattoo, illustrative stock photo

Kiska: Only president can bestow awards

President Andrej Kiska turned to Constitutional Court over the law on state awards recently passed by the government.

President Andrej Kiska granting awards, January 1, 2018

Global warming is a myth, claims a hoax

According to recent hoaxes published online, snow in the Sahara disproves global warming and milk can block airways.

The snowfall in Sahara can be seen in this satellite picture.

Blog: Are flying cars coming to the skies?

At least 19 companies, including a Slovak one, are currently developing flying car planes, but there are still many issues that must be worked out.

AeroMobil