Röchling Automotive opens new plant in Slovakia, with 80 employees at an 10,000 sqm area site
- Plant with 80 employees and an area of approx. 10,000 square meters
- Site serves increasing demand for Röchling Automotive technologies
- Local support for customers such as Jaguar Land Rover, PSA and Mercedes
Announced in Mannheim with a formal ceremony, Röchling Automotive has celebrated the opening of production plant in Kočovce in Slovakia at Nové Mesto nad Váhom. With new plant, the company serves the increased demand for its technologies while expanding storage and production capacities. The approximately 80 highly qualified employees at site will soon be producing Active Grille Shutters, underbody panels, wheel arch liners and air filters for the global automotive manufacturers Daimler, JLR and PSA.
“Opening the plant in Kočovce is a major strategic step allowing us to assist our customers by means of local production. The closer we are to our customers, the better we can support them,” says Prof. Dr. Hanns-Peter Knaebel, CEO of Röchling Automotive. “Besides, expanding our capacities puts us in a position to divide up our activities between our Czech and Slovak plant with the aim of optimizing the processes.”
Construction began in October 2017 and work has been finished since July 2018. A total area of 10,000 sqm provides capacities for a production area, a warehouse, technical areas and offices. Premises with their area of 50,000 sqm in all present the option of future extension. “Production in the new plant mainly focuses on the circulating capital (“work in progress”, WIP parts) for other Röchling Automotive production plants. The site was cleverly chosen from a strategic point of view as Daimler, Jaguar Land Rover and PSA have plants in Hungary or Slovakia,” says Vladimír Lopušniak, Plant Manager