Business expansion
Vychodne Slovensko; Kosicky kraj;
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
26 November 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


J.L. French, an American-Spanish company that produces components for the motor sector, has announced that it is to create 200 new jobs in Kechnec with the establishment of a new site. The firm will produce aluminium components for car and motorbike gearboxes at the new plant. The opening of the new site follows the opening of the Getrag Ford Transmissions Slovakia plant in Kechnec at which motor vehicles will be produced. Getrag Ford Transmissions Slovakia will be the main customer of the J.L. French site. The J.L. French plant will involve an investment of approximately 1 billion SKK, and construction of the site is due to commence in April 2008. As of November 2007, there is no information on when employment at the plant will commence.


  • 26 November 2007: Hospod├írske noviny


Eurofound (2007), J. L. French, Business expansion in Slovakia, factsheet number 66075, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66075.