GI Group, one of the leading employment and HR services firms providing temporary and permanent staffing in addition to HR training and consultancy, has launched its third Czech branch at the recently rebranded CTOffice building atCTPark Ostrava. The office will focus primarily on staffing needs for tenants of CTPark Ostrava.
In 2013, GI Group facilitated over 160,000 new hires for more than 15,000 companies worldwide.
The French company Scoder, which specialises in precision spot-welding for the automotive industry, has signed for a 1,200 m2 CTBox unit at CTPark Plzeň. The company chose to relocate existing operations in Plzeň to new, modern facilities to support expansion. CTP prepared all necessary permits for spot-welding
infrastructure and provided custom fit-out to support the company’s activities, including special containers for technical gasses. Operations are scheduled to kick-off in August.
The German company Trost, a distributor of automotive spare parts, has signed for a CTBox unit at CTPark Plzeň to serve as representative sales office and storage facility to serve customers in the Czech Republic. CTP will maximise the capacity of the CTBox by installing specialised, wallmounted storage racks on several
International automotive supplier Continental is strengthening its presence in the Czech Republic. The Sensors & Actuators (S&A) business unit, which is part of the Continental Powertrain division, has opened a competence center in Ostrava, which is responsible for worldwide research and development in the field of sensors and actuators. These high-tech systems in modern cars play an increasingly important role in further reducing emissions and fuel consumption of highly efficient low-emission combustion engines. The new competence center is located at CTPark in Ostrava in a modern laboratory and office
complex with nearly 5,000 m2 of floor space. While the office building was already built, the building with the laboratories and workshops has been newly constructed. In the medium term, there are plans to increase the workforce from current 160 employees to 250 people, with mainly development engineers
comprising more than half.
CTP is completing work on a 14,600 m2 custom-built manufacturing facility at CTPark Bor for Johnson Controls. Output from the new, state-of-the-art facility will service down-the-line assembly in Germany. With location on the E50 motorway near the Czech-German border, CTPark Bor is ideally positioned to service the
German automotive industry. To further enhance park facilities, CTP has recently launched a shuttle bus service connecting CTPark Bor to surrounding communities, which is already transporting 1,000 people a week.
Bakker Barendrecht, a leading provider of fruit and vegetables based in the Netherlands, has launched operations at a new, custom-built CTFit chilled storage unit at CTPark Divišov. The 8,000 m2 facility, which serves as both a distribution centre for fruit and vegetables and as a ripening hall for bananas for a leading retail chain in the Czech Republic, also includes custom-designed office space. Customised fit-out for the storage unit includes installation of a sophisticated temperature-controlled cooling system that maintains constant temperature of 2°C and 12°C, specialised loading bridges and building insulation. The technology in use is the same as the company employs in the Netherlands, making the facility one of the most advanced of its kind in the Czech Republic.
CTPark Ostrava celebrates its tenth anniversary on Thursday, 5 June 2014. The event included a welcome drink, followed by a property tour and an outdoor barbeque on the grounds of the recenly rebranded CTOffice building. See for yourself what makes CTPark Ostrava the premier business park in the region!
CTP has also completed the full branding of our unique CTPark property type, CTOffice, in Ostrava. This coincides with recent park and property improvements, including interior designs and new on-site amenities. The rebrand to CTOffice benefits customers by clarifiying the association of the property with the successful CTPark Network, backed by CTP, which is known for premium developments and a high level of service and property management. CTOffice Modřice will undergo a refurbishment and full rebrand in the coming months.
CTP is proud to announce that it has stepped in to ensure the continuous running of the Doksyman half ironman, which is now rebranded as CTP DoksyRace. CTP is fielding its regular participants Tomáš Novotný, Ondřej Radil, Jaroslav Kaizr and CEO Remon Vos, but more will likely join in the annual event. CTP DoksyRace is held around the village of Doksy on Máchovo jezero (“Macha’s Lake”) in northern Bohemia. This year’s race takes place on Sunday, 10 August, and registrations are now open. CTP DoksyRace involves a 1.9-km swim, a 21-km run, and 90-km bike ride. Do you have what it takes to meet the CTP DoksyRace challenge?
CTP Promotes Green & Healthy Lifestyle in Annual Bike to Work Event
As a national partner of the Bike to Work event organized by Auto*Mat, we would like to encourage all our clients and tenants to take part and switch your regular means of transport to bike! During the whole of May, individuals as well as teams are encouraged to register at dopracenakole.net and compete in several categories—the longest total distance ridden, the most regular biker and others. Already in 19 cities all over Czech Republic!
Register until April 30th at the website and don't forget to send a photo of you riding from May 2nd to May 25th to the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Czech Republic through their Facebook for a chance to win a bike!
CTP is proud to sponsor 'dopracenakole' as part of the company's ongoing support of healthy lifestyles. "In all of our parks we provide bicycle racks, bicycle sharing, build bicycle paths, as well as support carpool initiatives and introduce shuttle systems to encourage both a healthy lifestyle as well as encourage environmental responsibility," said Stefan de Goeij, Head of Property Management.
During Q1 2014, CTP signed agreements with five banks resulting in new financing or refinancing of projects with a total volume of EUR 194 million.
Recent transactions include a EUR 92 million refinancing package with long-term partner Česká spořitelna, part of Erste Bank Group, as well as a EUR 20.5 million agreement with VUB, a bank of Intesa Sanpaolo, who now hold EUR 30 million in loans, up from EUR 5.6 million in 2012. These two transactions confirm the parties' ongoing cooperation and reaffirm their long-term financial relationship. Other transactions concluded in the quarter include EUR 28 million refinanced with Raiffeisenlandesbank W/NÖ, EUR 52 million refinanced with Helaba, and a new transaction with Komerční Banka. “We are pleased with the ongoing negotiations and happy with the progress of refinancing our portfolio with both current as well as new financial partners,” stated Radek Zeman, CTP CFO.
During 2013 and Q1 2014, CTP has been able to refinance nearly 80% of its loan portfolio with both existing and new financial partners.