Business expansion
Jihozapad; Plzensky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale On A Fee Or Contract Basis
46.19 - Agents involved in the sale of a variety of goods

140 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
23 February 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2006


The German company Schwarzbauer announced on 23 February 2005 that it would build a new commercial complex Arena Park in Folmava, near-by the German border. The construction with investment of 25 millions euros was to be finished by the first quarter of 2006. However, German authorities were against such a big shopping centre situated on the Czech-German border. They argued it would transfer the purchasing power from Germany to the Czech Republic. Investors would also benefit from Sunday opening hours that are illegal in Germany.

On 8 June 2006 the newspaper reported that the construction of the shoping centre was postponed and whereas 250 to 400 jobs were initially announced, the number of potential employees has now decreased to 140. The jobs created will be mainly in the service sector (shop-assistants, charwomen, cooks).


  • 23 February 2005: Hospodárske noviny
  • 9 March 2005: Hospodárske noviny
  • 8 June 2006: Hospodárske noviny


Eurofound (2005), Schwarzbauer, Business expansion in Czechia, factsheet number 61165, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61165.