In the beginning of 2014 Mitas commenced production of tyres in the new plant in Otrokovice, Czech Republic at full capacity. Construction of the new production hall was completed on 31 May 2013 and on 2 July 2013, the first tyre was cured there. The total investment was about EUR 39.8 million, which includes construction, transfer and modernisation of the production technology. The new Mitas plant in Otrokovice now produces mostly Mitas branded tyres but also Cultor and Continental brands with a production capacity of 42,000 tonnes a year.
“We managed to build this new plant, which is the most advanced of all Mitas production facilities, in under 12 months,” said Josef Křemeček, Otrokovice and Zlín plant director. “Mitas is committed to using the best available technology, and this makes the new plant one of the most advanced in the world in manufacturing agricultural radial rear tyres,“ added Josef Křemeček.
Mitas managed to move all of the tyre production from its previous facility at the Continental Barum industrial park to the new location near the TOMA industrial park in less than a year. Mitas had to move all of its tyre production from the existing Otrokovice production hall, which it had rented for a limited time from Continental since 2004, when Mitas acquired the agricultural tyre division from Continental. The new plant in Otrokovice makes radial agricultural tyres.
“Thanks to close cooperation and investments made in our other plants, we were able to optimise production capacity so the deliveries to our business partners during the process of transition were not affected,” said Jaroslav Čechura, Mitas’ CEO.
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