ERJ staff report (TP)
Hanover, Germany – ContiTech Vibration Control (CTVC) is expanding its commitment in Slovakia with €7.5m invested in its Dolné Vestenice site over the past few months.
Currently, ContiTech is commissioning a new production hall which will increase the existing production area by another 4,000 square metres. The site now has a total area of some 20,000 square metres.
"This new facility will strengthen our site in Slovakia, taking us one step closer toward our Eastern European customers," said Kai Uwe Frühauf, head of the CTVC business unit. "We want to tap into additional business with automotive manufacturers in the Eastern European market."
The company is aiming to increase sales by about 30 percent between now and 2016.
CTVC has had a presence in Slovakia since 1996 with the Dolné Vestenice site. The business unit produces vibration control components for the automotive industry and other industries, and sealing technology for brakes and steering systems on-site for its customers around the world.
After selling the plant in neighbouring Partizánske, CTVC brought together its production facilities in Slovakia on one site. Currently 540 employees work in Dolné Vestenice.
The R&D centre that was inaugurated in 2013 on the site will also be further extended in 2014. Additional jobs will be created this year, with the team to grow to 25 engineers.
Karl Armbrecht, Technical Director of the site, said: "The facility has the same machines as the hubs in Changshu, China, and Detroit, US. However, measurements with greater test loads are also possible in Dolné Vestenice, ensuring that ContiTech customers worldwide can rely on the same trustworthy results from all of the company's research and development centres.”
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Press release from ContiTech