Type
Business expansion
Country
Czechia
Region
Stredni Cechy; Stredocesky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Kladno
Sector
Manufacturing
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Other Manufacturing
32.4 - Manufacture of games and toys

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 January 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015

Description

Toy producer LEGO is to expand its production and create up to 1,000 new jobs in Kladno by 2015.

The company will invest in a new manufacturing site at Kladno, where a total of 3,000 staff will be working in production and administrative jobs. The job expansion partly can be attributed to the offshoring of production from Denmark.

Denmark-based Lego has been operating in the Czech Republic since 2000, and has expanded its operations during the period 2006 to 2013. Currently, the firm employs some 2,000 people in the country, having become the largest employer in the region.


Sources

  • 8 January 2014: Hospod├írske noviny

Citation

Eurofound (2014), LEGO, Business expansion in Czechia, factsheet number 76406, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76406.