German plastic car parts maker Röchling Group will expand its production facility in Kopřivnice, the Czech Republic. The move will allow the firm to increase the factory's output capacity and take on new workers, reports local news site Autofox.cz.
“Röchling Automotive Kopřivnice intends to expand its plant. The favorable situation of the company... demands an increase in production capacities,” the Czech municipality said in a statement.
To carry out the investment, the German company will add two new production halls, one with 2,200 square meters of space and a second with 3,900 square meters. The project is will add 85 new jobs to the current 75.
The plant is located in the Kopřivnice-Vlčovice industrial park, in the country's eastern part, and it was launched in 2006. Construction will begin in May, and is expected to be completed in January 2016.
Röchling makes various plastic components for car makers, including GM, Ford, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Škoda and Subaru.
Based in Mannheim, Germany, the group has a global workforce of 8,000 employees in 21 countries worldwide, and annual revenues of about 1.4 billion euros ($1.48 billion).