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Korean Tier I auto lighting system supplier Hyundai Mobis (Seoul) plans to construct a  plant  in the Czech Republic to manufacture car lamps for the local operations of group companies Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors. The 120 billion won ($117 million) plant will be the company's second in the country when  it opens for operations in 2017 near the city of Ostrava.

PlasticsToday Staff

July 30, 2014

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Hyundai Mobis to build lighting plant in Czech Republic

Korean Tier I auto lighting system supplier Hyundai Mobis (Seoul) plans to construct a  plant  in the Czech Republic to manufacture car lamps for the local operations of group companies Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors. The 120 billion won ($117 million) plant will be the company's second in the country when  it opens for operations in 2017 near the city of Ostrava.

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The Hyundai Mobis Czech Republic plant will join others in Eastern Europe such as the Mobis Russia plant in Saint-Petersburg.

The factory will have the capacity to turn out head and rear lamps for 750,000 vehicles a year made primarily at Hyundai's local plant and Kia's plant in neighboring Slovakia.

Hyundai Mobis already operates two other manufacturing sites in Eastern Europe: Mobis Slovakia s.r.o. (MSK; Zilina, Slovakia), which molds bumpers and manufactures other major modules; and Mobis Russia (MMCIS; Saint-Petersburg), which produces cockpit modules, bumpers, and other plastic molded parts and supplies them to the Hyundai Russia factory.

Another global Tier I on the move in Eastern Europe is Magna International Inc. (Troy, MI). The company has just announced an expansion of its interiors manufacturing facility in Trnava, Slovakia, to accommodate recently awarded additional automotive interiors business.  

Magna Interiors Trnava, will nearly double in size from 8.700 square meters to more than 15.500 square meters once the expansion is complete.  The facility produces interiors products such as door panels, instrument panels and armrests for various global automakers. Magna Interiors Trnava started production in 2006 with 20 employees. Today, the facility has nearly 400 employees.

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