emz is building there itself and sees the investment as a long-term one. The idea is to set up another production site in the EU in addition to the German and Czech sites in order to cope with the company's growth. "Over 30 percent emz grew in the last fiscal year. That's why we need to expand," says operations manager Veit Schmucker, who is also heading up the relocation project. With an initial workforce of 50 to 100, production in Resita will start in the fall of 2022.
A Romanian subsidiary has already been founded and registered, and now the planning is in full swing. During several visits, we have already been able to establish extensive contacts: starting with the mayor, to the construction authorities and contractors, to the local university and other entrepreneurs.
It is important to us that no jobs are lost at the other emz sites as a result of the additional production facility. On the contrary, we are adding staff at all locations worldwide and are currently investing in all plants, including those in Germany.
The reason for considering building a third EU site was rather the massive shortage of skilled workers in the Czech Republic, which limits further growth there.
The Romanian labor market is large enough to provide the necessary employees for years to come. The new subsidiary is expected to employ up to 500 people in the final expansion stage and will focus on production for the European market. This follows our company philosophy "local for local", which means always manufacturing in the corresponding sales market ourselves.
In addition, there is a very good school and study landscape, so that we can also be active in the area of training there ourselves. This is a win-win situation for both sides, which pleases the local authorities. Romanian employees thus find well-paid jobs at home and do not have to emigrate to Western Europe - or can even return home.