ContiTech AG of Hanover, Germany, has broken ground on the expansion of its plant in Dolné Vestenice, Slovakia. By building a new production hall, ContiTech Vibration Control, a business unit of ContiTech AG, is enlarging the existing production area by around 4,000 square meters. In conjunction with this groundbreaking ceremony, Heinz-Gerhard Wente, a member of the Executive Board at Continental AG and chairman of the Executive Board at ContiTech AG, also opened a new research and development (R&D) center. In addition, the access roads have been expanded. In total, ContiTech has invested around €7.5 million in these projects.
"These investments strengthen specific areas of our Dolné Vestenice site," explains Kai Frühauf, head of ContiTech Vibration Control. "The expansion allows us to now focus all our production in Slovakia at one plant and create capacity for additional business," says Karl Armbrecht, technical director at the site. 13 new jobs will also come about.