On November 23, 2021, Panattoni announced that handling equipment supplier Jungheinrich was expanding production to its Park Chomutov North in the Czech Republic.
According to the company, the Jungheinrich Group’s production of reach trucks would take place in the roughly 37,000 square meter facility starting in 2023. Construction is due to start in 2022 and the budget amounts to roughly EUR 60 million, using the build-to-suit method. Jungheinrich is expanding its production network with the goal of meeting the increasingly high and growing demand for its forklift trucks in the future. Both companies mentioned their interest in promoting biodiversity, putting together a plan to replace the removed draw with a 1.5-hectare planting area consisting of tree and shrub species with an emphasis on native species.
“We are giving impetus to the coal region and bringing top production with high added value to Chomutov,” explained Panattoni Czech Republic and Slovakia Managing Director Pavel Sovicka. “We are thus responding to the main requirements of the time: to help the structurally disadvantaged region, to revitalize the regional economy after COVID-19, and at the same time to meet the strictest requirements for sustainable development. In the field of handling technology and automated warehouse systems, we have something to build on and I am pleased that this is another production of the final product in the Czech Republic. Therefore, it is no surprise that this is a sophisticated project tailored exactly to the client’s requirements.”