Business expansion
Moravskoslezsko; Moravskoslezsky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
27 June 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2007
Foreseen end date


On 27 June 2006, Behr Group, a specialist in vehicle air conditioning and engine cooling and one of the world´s leading suppliers of original equipment for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, announced that it would expand its operations in Eastern Europe and build a second plant in the Czech Republic. The company had been manufacturing products through its subsidiary Behr Czech at a facility in Mnichovo Hradiště since 2002, and employed 700 people at the first site. The second plant was to be located in Mošnov (Moravian-Silesian Region) and receive an investment of a half billion CZK. The new location was also to employ around 170 people. As of June 2006, production was scheduled to start in mid-2007. On 21 June 2007, it was reported that the firm is to open its second plant in Mošnov on July 1st 2007 and now plans to hire up to 200 people. The turnover of the new site is expected to be over 1.5 billion CZK.


  • 27 June 2006: Hospodárske noviny
  • 21 June 2007: CzechInvest


Eurofound (2006), Behr Czech, Business expansion in Czechia, factsheet number 63695, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63695.