Business expansion
Zapadne Slovensko; Trenciansky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.11 - Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines

170 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 May 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2013
Foreseen end date


Leoni, German manufacturer of cables for the automotive industry, changed its previous strategy and will expand the production in Leoni Slovakia Company. Since June 2013, it will create 170 new jobs there. The business expansion was triggered by several orders received from car manufacturer Volkswagen Slovakia, which is launching the production of the electric Volkswagen "e-up!" cars in Bratislava.

Traditional cable production will be replaced by production of high-tech wire harnesses with higher added value. The company management also decided to merge all three Leoni companies operating in the country (Leoni Autokabel Slowakia, Leoni Slowakia and Leoni Cable Slovakia) into Leoni Slovakia based in the town Trencín.

A previous case of business expansion for Leoni Slovakia dates back to 2004 (see Leoni Slovakia 2004).


  • 6 May 2013: Hospodárske noviny


Eurofound (2013), Leoni Slovakia, Business expansion in Slovakia, factsheet number 75393, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75393.