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Faurecia to employ over 800 people in new plant in Pilsen

Construction period, the start of production, seats for BMW cars, JIT deliveries to Germany, the details of HR and recruitment, cooperation with Pilsen Steel...
Published: 13.12.2012 21:53

PARIS/NYRANY (Autofox, CTK) - French automotive supplier Faurecia plans to employ over 800 people in a new Czech plant in Nyrany near Pilsen, the company stated. The factory Nyrany/Pilsen will mainly produce complete seats for the BMW 1 Series and other models and will deliver them under the Just-in-time (JIT) regime to the BMW plants in Regensburg and Leipzig.

The plant for the production of car seats will be located in the vicinity of villages Nyrany, Uherce and Zbuch. Construction work on the new plant of 25,000 m2 started in early November 2012. Construction of the production hall, including offices, will be completed in June 2013 and serial production will start in October 2013.

"The Czech Republic is now the fifth most important country in Europe for industrial activities of Faurecia, which will have together with the newly constructed plant a total of seven production plants in the Czech Republic and will employ over 3,500 people," Faurecia said.

Recruitment of some key managers and specialists has already begun. "During the job interviews, the greatest emphasis is placed on the candidates’ previous work experience. The production itself will offer up to 700 positions, people from Pilsen and its vicinity will be recruited primarily," personnel director of Faurecia in the Czech Republic, Stanislava Placha stated.

While recruiting new staff, Faurecia has been working with Pilsen foundries and Pilsen Steel forges, where about 150 workers will have to leave due to financial problems and problems with orders by the end of 2012. Faurecia was the one who addressed the company Pilsen Steel. "The company has already recruited here and now it depends on the people whether they accept its conditions," Pilsen Steel HR Director, Pavel Ratislav told CTK.

"We decided in favour of the Pilsen Region largely due to its rich engineering history. People are accustomed to work in manufacturing companies here and have extensive engineering experience. We expect that, in cooperation with local authorities, we will focus on the collection of employees from a wider area in the future," Placha added.

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