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Božena production may move to Czech Republic

KRUPINA-based Way Industries may move its production of Božena demining machines to the Czech Republic. The firm has allegedly turned to Czech investment agency CzechInvest with a request to prepare an offer for moving the plant, the TASR newswire reported on September 30.

KRUPINA-based Way Industries may move its production of Božena demining machines to the Czech Republic. The firm has allegedly turned to Czech investment agency CzechInvest with a request to prepare an offer for moving the plant, the TASR newswire reported on September 30.

Petra Menclová, a spokesperson for CzechInvest, has neither confirmed nor denied the information.

“We cannot publish any details about negotiations with investors that are underway,” Menclová told TASR.

Also Way Industries refused to comment on the situation.

“We will not comment on the strategic plans of the company in the current phase,” said the company’s spokesperson, Peter Benčurik, as quoted by TASR.

If this information proves true, Slovakia will lose one of its best known products in the defence industry. Together with Božena, the company will probably move also the production of loaders used in construction sector.

The intention to move the production of Božena to the Czech Republic may be connected with two strikes that have already been organised by the trade unions. The last one took place on September 19, during which production was stopped for two hours, TASR wrote.

Božena is currently used by more than 25 countries of the world, such as Afghanistan, Iraq and Sri Lanka.

Source: TASR

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