Business expansion
Zapadne Slovensko; Trenciansky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Povazska Bystrica
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 February 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2016
Foreseen end date
30 November 2016


The subsidiary of the South Korean producer of rubber seals for vehicles, Dongil Rubber Belt Slovakia, is to expand its business in Povazska Bystrica, where 150 new jobs will be created  in the first stage - most of the new workers will be women. The business expansion is attributed to Dongil's contract to manufacture car seals for Hyundai Motors in Russia. A new investment of €27 million will be spent on a new production hall and technology. Presently, the company in Povazska Bystrica employs 500 permanent and 200 temporary agency workers. The start of production is planned for September-October 2016, all of which will be exported to Hyundai in Russia. It is expected that a further 150 jobs will be created there in the next stage.

According to the Deputy Minister of Economy, Rastislav Chovanec, Dongil has applied to the Slovak government for investment aid of €3.75million in the form of tax relief. Although the investment is aimed at the automotive industry, by nature it also concerns the rubber industry based in nearby Puchov. It is assumed that more than 55% of the components for the seal's production will be supplied by Slovak firms. Dongil's biggest customers are Hyundai, Kia and Volkswagen Skoda.


  • 21 February 2016: Pravda
  • 23 February 2016: Netky.sk


Eurofound (2016), Dongil Rubber Belt Slovakia, Business expansion in Slovakia, factsheet number 86647, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86647.