French automotive supplier Novares Group has inaugurated a new, 9,600 sq.m expansion at its site in Janovice, north east Czech Republic, to relocate its operations from Zavar, Slovakia.
Featuring a new production hall and “a range of new, state-of-the-art injection moulding machines and moulds for plastic car part production,” the expansion supplies components to Groupe PSA, Novares announced 10 July.
The facility already supplies parts to automotive customers Skoda and Faurecia.
The factory is part of Novares’ German OEMs & tier 1 business unit, which supplies parts to major Europe-based and global automotive customers.
Operational since April, the new building ‘more than doubles’ the production capacity at the site, according to Pierre Boulet, CEO of Novares.
The new production hall has also increased the area of the Janovice site to 16,500 sq.m, with the number of employees now totaling 480.
“Janovice is a key plant in Novares’ European network and an impressive showcase of our industrial strength in automotive car-part manufacturing,” said Novares CEO Boulet.
Formerly known as Mecaplast, Novares inaugurated the €50m Zavar production facility in 2016, in proximity to PSA Peugeot Citroen’s plant in Trnaya, western Slovakia.
The plant produces plastic components for car exteriors, interiors and engines.