Aug 6, 2019 Tier Suppliers
REHAU is investing around €6.8 million ($7.6 million) in the expansion of its plant in Jevíčko, Czech Republic.
REHAU has been supplying its partners in the automotive industry with components from the Jevíčko plant since 2011. In line with the company’s growth strategy for the automotive business segment, a new competence centre for rear spoiler installation has been created.
Construction work started on the project in March 2018. After completion of the assembly hall, the logistics area and the office building, approximately 170 new employees will work there. The assembly hall covers an area of 2,800 square metres and the new logistics hall is 4,000 square metres in size. This investment underlines REHAU’s firm commitment to the plant and towards safeguarding jobs.
The plant extension was officially opened on 19 July 2019 at a special ceremony. “In Jevíčko, all the signs are clearly pointing towards growth,” said plant manager Josef Vokoun.
REHAU has been operating in the Czech Republic for 27 years. In 1992, work began on setting up the company’s sales office in Prague. This was followed in 1994 by the first production facility in Moravská Třebová, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The Jevíčko factory was then added to the plant network 17 years later. A lot has happened since then and REHAU has repeatedly made substantial investments in its plants in the Czech Republic. Around 1,000 people are now employed there.
(Pictured, from left to right: Martin Wippermann (Member Automotive Executive Board), Helmut Ansorge (Member Automotive Executive Board) Dr. Uwe Böhlke (COO REHAU Group), Josef Vokoun (Plant Manager Jevíčko), Dušan Pávek (Mayor of the City of Jevíčko), Dr. Martin Netolický (Captain of the Pardubice Region), Markus Grundmann (CEO Automotive) picture courtesy Petra Zapecova)