Arlington Automotive has invested approximately £2M in a new 6,000 square metre plant in Nitra, Slovakia.
Opening in the first quarter of 2019, the facility is local to a major OEM and will offer huge benefits in efficiency of the water pumps, battery vents and transmission oil cooler assemblies.
Arlington’s new plant is something of a blank canvas and will showcase the company globally. It is the first plant for Arlington where all the fixtures are designed around disabled people, including hydraulics that lift the tables up and down.
Initially there are only two people setting up the plant, with the full support of the Arlington UK team. Three operators will also be recruited in March and then by August 2019 around 17 people should working in the plant.
With growth, Arlington expects to be employing around 100 people by 2021 – many of whom will be disabled. We are in discussions with recruitment agencies that specialise in recruiting disadvantaged people.
Slovakia is the biggest producer of cars in the world per capita. Every Kia car is produced there and alongside Jaguar Land Rover, BMW, Peugeot and Volkswagen all have plants in the country.
We are looking forward to see this exciting new investment up and running.