Business expansion
Stredni Morava; Zlinsky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22.11 - Manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes; retreading and rebuilding of rubber tyres

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 June 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


Czech producer of tyres Continental Barum has invested CZK 4.4 billion (EUR 16.257 million) in a new lorry tyres production hall which will result in a total of 300 new jobs. The construction was completed in 2015, but officially will be opened on 11 October 2016. For its trial operation, the company has already hired 250 people with another 50 to be employed by the end of 2016.

Continental Barum is part of German Continental and before the recruitment of the new staff the company employed about 4,500 people.

Continental Barum increased its revenues by 3.5 % to CZK 57.7 billion (EUR 21.320 million).

Barum is one of the largest employers in the Zlin region and won the title of 'Employer of the Year'.

As the unemployment rate in the region is decreasing, the company is lacking qualified staff. They need skilled workers in the maintenance, mechanical engineers, mechanics and electricians. For this reason the company is cooperating with schools and  offering scholarships.


  • 9 June 2016: Hospodárske noviny


Eurofound (2016), Continental Barum, Business expansion in Czechia, factsheet number 87890, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87890.