Business expansion
Moravskoslezsko; Moravskoslezsky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.2 - Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers

1,600 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
12 September 2005
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2006
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


In September 2005, South Korea´s leading automotive component manufacturer Sungwoo Hitech decided to build a new factory for car body parts production in Ostrava with a total investment of 2.5 billion CZK. The company promised to create up to 1,500 jobs by 2008.

The production was launched during summer 2006 and 800 workers were already hired.

On 24 April 2007, it was reported that the company intends to build new pressing and painting shops in June 2007 and double its production by hiring another 800 people. The full operation is scheduled in May 2008. The overall investment will reach the amount of USD 200 million (CZK 4.1 billion).

Most of its production will be exported to KIA car factory in Žilina (Slovakia) and Hyundai factory to be built in the Czech Nošovice city.


  • 12 September 2005: Hospodárske noviny
  • 13 September 2005: Lidové Noviny
  • 24 April 2007: Hospodárske noviny
  • 24 April 2007: Lidové Noviny
  • : (www.czechinvest.cz)


Eurofound (2005), Sungwoo Hitech, Business expansion in Czechia, factsheet number 62227, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62227.