From that strong position, Eder added, "we can aim to disproportionately increase our market and supply share and achieve continued growth above the market average."
Even though capacity at the Odry complex will be increased, the overall water consumption at the site will drop by about 30 percent once the new plant is completed, the company said.
Because of the automated production process at the new facility, "we will be raising the bar for staff productivity, process stability and consistent product quality higher than ever before," according to Michael Adelbauer, director of operations at Semperflex.
"We will also be making life easier for our employees and removing elements of their jobs requiring physical effort and exertion, meaning that almost every step of our workflow could be performed by anyone," he said.
Semperflex accounted for around 29 percent of the Semperit Group's total revenue in the first quarter of 2022. In addition to its factory in the Czech Republic, the business produces its hydraulic and industrial hose at plants in Austria, Thailand and China.