Bratislava 09. 11. 2020
German-based precision plastics maker Ehlebracht has signed a lease agreement for a custom-built production facility at CTPark Košice in eastern Slovakia. The company’s current production site for automotive components and kitchen appliances in nearby Michalovce is insufficient to meet its growth plan. Construction of the new, 8,916 m2 facility will start in November, with handover scheduled for 2H 2021. Ehlebracht expects expanded production at its new facility at CTPark Košice to create an additional 60–80 new jobs.
Stefan Hanke, Ehlebracht Acting Manager, explains:
“As we strive to enlarge our plastic moulding portfolio with related technologies and new tool room, we decided to move our production to the industrial park near Košice. Our current area is limited and not really sufficient in terms of our mid-term plans and development.”
Ehlebracht’s expanded production will create new jobs. The company has stated that they plan to employ 230–250 workers at their new facility at CTPark Košice, which is 60–80 more staff than currently. Ehlebracht provides comprehensive process-related solutions for technical and optical plastic parts, components and system solutions. Its clients include OEMs and others from the automotive, consumer appliance and electronics industries.
CTP purchased the industrial park nearby the Košice Airport from Erste Bank in autumn 2018 in order to strengthen its portfolio in the region. Rebranded CTPark Košice, the site currently comprises five industrial buildings with a total leasable area of 57,000 m2, with available space for the development of up to 21,000 m2 of new leasable area.
Stanislav Pagáč, a Regional CTP Director for Slovakia, said:
“CTPark Košice offers strategic location and has proven to be a good choice for manufacturers of parts and other components. Košice is also home to quality universities that attract modern R&D centres, many of which are housed at CTPark Košice. I believe it is these aspects, along with good road and infrastructure connections, that were decisive for Ehlebracht to relocate their production facility. We are pleased to see that our clients are having production increases at the current time, which also means demand for state-of-the-art industrial spaces that meet the new energy standards.”
CTP Group is a commercial real estate owner, developer and manager providing complete services in the logistics real estate sector. The Group specialises in the construction, ownership, and management of customer-oriented high-tech business/logistics parks for leading international and domestic companies that are strategically investing in new or expanded projects. CTP Group owns and operates the CTPark Network, the largest integrated system of premium business/logistics parks in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The Group’s core portfolio consists of 6 million m2 of Class A real estate in 100 strategic locations in six CEE countries: the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, and Poland. Among its award-winning developments, the Group owns CTPark Brno, currently the largest industrial park in the CEE region.