Business expansion
Vychodne Slovensko; Kosicky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Velka Ida
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.6 - Treatment and coating of metals; machining

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 June 2015
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2015
Foreseen end date


Liechtenstein company Oerlikon Balzers Coating, which specializes in surface coating of engineering products using plasma, will create over 100 new jobs in the industrial complex at Velka Ida, nearby Kosice. The positions to be filled are for qualified workers and engineers.

The opening ceremony of the new hall is planned in September 2015. According to the Oerlikon Balzers CEO, Bernd Fisher, the Company considered several localities but Velka Ida was the best solution for the company from several aspectssuch as proximity and availability of qualified work force. The company will continue with the investment in Velka Ida and plans a second stage of the project in 2017-2018. By 2018 it plans to provide surface coating for 25 million engine parts annually for the European market.


  • 1 June 2015: Webnoviny
  • 28 May 2015: Internetový sprievodca trhom práce


Eurofound (2015), Oerlicon Balzers Coating, Business expansion in Slovakia, factsheet number 83690, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83690.