Business expansion
Zapadne Slovensko; Trnavsky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

3,500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 December 2005
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2006
Foreseen end date
1 January 2009


In December 2005, French car manufacturer PSA Peugeot-Citroën had announced the extension of its business activities in Slovakia. The car manufacturer intended to invest in two new manufacturing plants in Trnava in the Zapadne Slovensko region, representing an investment of initially 700 million EUR to be followed by a further 357 million EUR. The first manufacturing plant would produce 300,000 cars per year and create 3,500 new jobs by 2009. The second manufacturing unit would produce a new car model in 2009, with a production capacity of 150,000 cars per year. Around 1,800 new jobs are going to be created in this second unit. Since the beginning of 2006, 600 new employees for the first manufacturing plant have been hired bringing total number of employment there, to around 2,000. Almost 670 of them are in managerial positions. A further 1,910 employees, 1,200 of them blue collar workers, will be employed by the end of 2006. 80% of them will be hired already by the end of July. In order to be able to recruit qualified staff, company management is actively cooperating with secondary vocational and apprentice schools in the region. Regular production has started, and the first 19 Peugeot 207 left the plant on 31 May 2006. Presently PSA management announced its decision not to extend the production planned for 2009.


  • 8 December 2005: Hospodárske noviny
  • 17 April 2007: Pravda
  • 2 June 2006: Hospodárske noviny
  • 9 December 2005: SME


Eurofound (2005), PSA Peugeot Citroen Slovakia, Business expansion in Slovakia, factsheet number 62603, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62603.