VIENNA, Austria—The Semperit Group's Semperflex business has launched an expansion project at its large hose production site in Odry, Czech Republic, that includes construction of a new plant and a significant boost in capacity.
More than $13.6 million is being invested in the new factory, located next to its Semperflex Optimit hydraulics facility on the site, and raise capacity for the production of hydraulics hose by about 30 percent, a company spokeswoman said.
Semperit did not release additional details about the new plant, including its size and the number of employees it will add. It did say that the expansion will result in an increase in the size of its work force in Odry.
Construction of the factory is expected to be completed in 2015's second quarter, the spokeswoman said. At that time, the additional production capacity will come on line, she said.
Located in the eastern region of the Czech Republic, the Optimit hose plant has been part of the Semperit Group since the company purchased the facility in 1998.