Three auto suppliers in Slovakia have announced plans to expand in the country.
Johnson Controls Inc. has the largest expansion planned, increasing its workforce in the Žatec industrial zone to 1,200 from the current 700 employees by 2022, according to local media reports.
JCI makes instrument panels, cockpits, consoles and other interior parts at the plant. It is part of the company's Plymouth, Mich.-based auto unit.
Two companies — Boubon Automotive Plastics and BIA Plastic and Plating Technology Slovakia — have said they will expand capacity at production facilities in Čab, with each firm planning to hire 80 to 85 new employees.
Bourbon AP, based in Saint-Lupicin, France, also plans to add 17 new injection molding presses at its plant, which supplies European and Asian automakers in the region.
BIA, based in Germany, will add a second production line at its plant and more than double employment at its facility.