13th June 2024

WITTE Automotive is Expanding Further in Ostrov in the Karlovy Vary Region. New Panattoni Park Ostrov South Will Bring Hundreds of Jobs

For WITTE Automotive Czechia, the new 27,000 sqm production facility represents the company's third location in the Czech Republic.The company has other offices in nearby Nejdek and also in Ostrov, just a short distance from where the new hall is now being built. The originally German company, which deals with system solutions for doors, bonnets and seats for cars, currently employs over 2,000 people in the Czech Republic and is thus the second strongest employer in the Karlovy Vary region. Importantly, key roles in product development and production are centralised directly in the Czech Republic

In the first phase of the project, WITTE Automotive Czechia is going to open a new production plant that will offer 250 to 350 jobs. "The expansion of our activities in the Karlovy Vary region is a confirmation of our commitment to maintain the WITTE brand in this region as a leading employer with modern facilities for its employees and customers. The new production facility will provide the necessary space for our customers' planned projects and will significantly improve not only our automation and digitalization capabilities, but also the facilities for our employees. The main objective of WITTE is also to reorganize the areas between the new plant and the original plant in Nejdek, where we are also expanding the Spare Parts Centre. The expansion of this centre by another 50 jobs will enable WITTE to better employ people with work restrictions for shift work and in the 55+ category, which we see as a very important social factor for the Karlovy Vary region. In future activities we will focus on developing the expertise of our employees, deploying modern technologies and minimizing our ecological footprint. The construction of the new plant underlines our strategic commitment to further development and innovation," emphasizes Michal Hornák, Managing Director of WITTE Automotive Czechia.

"This is another of a number of projects supporting the economic transformation of the Karlovy Vary Region. Moreover, WITTE is considered a good employer in the locality. In Panattoni Park Ostrov South, it will be dedicated not only to production but also to R&D. We are very pleased with the interest in expanding production within the site because it proves that the Karlovy Vary Region has a lot to offer foreign investors," says Klára Sobotková, Regional Development Director, Panattoni.

The new Panattoni Park Ostrov South stands out for its location and excellent accessibility to transport infrastructure. It will integrate sustainable building features and modern technologies that not only reduce energy consumption but are also environmentally friendly. These include heat pumps, photovoltaic panels, systems for heat recovery or the environmentally friendly treatment of rainwater and, last but not least, charging stations for electric vehicles. The project will aspire to one of the highest ratings in the international sustainability certification BREEAM New Construction, at the Excellent level.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic