News 30 October 2018

Opening of new LINAK Slovakia factory expansion

A year-long construction project in the Slovakian city of Prešov ended on Wednesday, when LINAK CEO Bent Jensen cut the ribbon of the new LINAK factory building.

On Wednesday at 09:00 a.m. LINAK CEO Bent Jensen, LINAK Slovakia Managing Director Juraj Hórvath, and local Mayor František Novotny cut the ribbon and thereby officially opened a whole new section of the Župčany-based LINAK facility.

Adding another 3,900 m2 (42,000 ft2) to the existing 5,100 m2 (55,000 ft2) of factory floor, the new building will not only ensure local employment in Prešov, but will also allow the Danish actuator manufacturer to keep up with growing market demands well into the future.

Opening of new LINAK Slovakia factory expansion

Mayor František Novotny (left), CEO Bent Jensen, and MD Juraj Hórvath cutting the ribbon for the new LINAK building in Prešov.

Opening of new LINAK Slovakia factory expansion

LINAK CEO Bent Jensen ‘knights’ local MD Juraj Hórvath with the newly cut ribbon.

 

Celebrating with employees and city council officials
The factory, specialising in manufacturing modern electric dual actuators for comfort furniture, currently employees some 250 people. They were all invited to the grand opening along with members of the local city council.

Several members of the LINAK Group board of directors also attended the event, where a range of artists entertained the party with music and local folklore.

Continuous extension of production automation
Robots have been part of the LINAK production for a long time. However, the development towards an even higher degree of automation continues – also at the Prešov factory. This enables LINAK Slovakia to manufacture more than three million units annually in a uniform and high quality manner, accommodating a market that just keeps on growing.

Despite the increasing number of robots, LINAK Slovakia will continue to extend the workforce accordingly.

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