Danish plastic toy maker Lego A/S has completed an expansion of its plant in Kladno, the Czech Republic and expects to hire up to 600 more workers for the site.
The company does not have molding in Kladno, but uses it to package Lego sets sold globally.
The plant covers more than 140,000 square meters, a size equal to 22 soccer fields, the company said. Another part of the campus houses model production, where the company develops in-store marketing and models for Legoland parks.
“This is globalization seen from a Lego perspective,” said Bali Padda, executive vice president and chief operations officer for Bilund, Denmark-based Lego in a news release. “The Kladno factory is a key brick in our strategy of building a stable manufacturing base around the world, ultimately making sure that Lego products are available to children and their parents when and where they want them.”
The production facility in Kladno is one of four Lego manufacturing sites around the world. In addition to the Czech factory, the firm molds plastic toys at plants located in Denmark, Hungary and Mexico.