Vychodne Slovensko; Presovsky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Spišský Hrhov
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22 - Manufacture of rubber and plastic products

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 June 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2006
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


"Nordman" is the name currently used for a new company, which will be established by American Simonstein & Henricks Finance Corporation as a Greenfield investment in Slovakia. The company will produce fibreglass components for trucks and trailers as well as special fibreglass panels for the shipbuilding, airplane and train industry. According to the manager of this project, Gerard Henry Leroux, these materials were only recently used for the first time in Europe. The technology is very much based on the use of industrial robots. The new investment would cost around SKK 16.5 billion. Because of the high unemployment rate in the region (17%) the company would be entitled for state aid representing almost 22% of the total investment. However, it has asked for much less - only for SKK 794 million. Full production would start there in 2008. According to the last information, the Nordman project will be not realised. Due to the long lasting ineffective consultations with the investor, the local municipality as well as the state agency SARIO finished the negotiations on the project. Local municipality, however, believes some other investors will come to the region soon.


  • 16 January 2007: Hospodárske noviny
  • 8 June 2006: SME


Eurofound (2006), Nordman, Other in Slovakia, factsheet number 63602, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63602.