Things are looking up in the Kladno region as traditional producers with end production and qualified jobs are expanding in the location. The industrial zone developer Panattoni has handed over a new hall in Pavlov, Central Bohemia, to Lindab, a Swedish manufacturer of building components. A building with 5,900 sqm of production and storage space and 800 sqm of office space has been built in Panattoni Park Prague Airport II. There will be a tinsmith shop and a hall for round pipes production. Lindab will employ over 30 administrative staff and up to 25 logistics and production staff there.
The hall aspires to a very high evaluation within the BREEAM 2016 New Construction environmental certification, meeting the latest standards at the Excellent level. This is due, among other things, to the natural elements, whose structure and scope go far beyond the usual surroundings of an industrial building. The area also contains an insect hotel, a lizard pit, a loggery, bee hives and a flower meadow for butterflies. A frog castle will be built next to the retention reservoir, and hedgehog houses are also planned for the future. The high standard of sustainable development is also shown by the hall itself, which has LED lighting with zoning, exterior blinds and ventilation units with heat recovery ventilation.
“Lindab and first-class Swedish steel have always been a symbol of reliability and longevity for me. At a time when the Czech Republic and Europe are somewhat in dire straits, investments like this are very beneficial for both local and entire domestic construction industry. Just like ten years ago, every new job, invested crown and production discipline counts now. I firmly believe that companies’ appetite will continue to last next year and that in this way we will eventually defeat the virus at least in economic terms,” said Pavel Sovička, Panattoni’s Managing Director for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Lindab is already successfully operating a production complex in Prague-West, gaining new growth opportunities by expanding to new premises in Panattoni Park Prague Airport II.
“Within the Lindab Ventilation and Lindab Profile sales units, we look for opportunities to further develop our business activities in the Czech market to get even closer to customers. With the new hall, we will offer distributors, implementation companies, as well as end customers, better service, more affordable products and shorter delivery times. The building also includes a distribution warehouse for customers,” said Michal Klimovič, Executive Director of Lindab Czech Republic.
In five years since its establishment, Panattoni Park Prague Airport II has become one of the fastest growing industrial zones in the Czech Republic. The park with six modern halls and a total area of over 120,000 sqm provides facilities for renowned international companies such as Panalpina, Huajie, DSV and Tirex Tire. The industrial park benefits in particular from the excellent connection to the D6 motorway and the immediate vicinity of Václav Havel Airport. Several hundred employees from the Kladno Region and the surrounding area have found jobs in the production and logistics facilities.
Based in Grevie, Sweden, Lindab is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and sellers of metal profiles for construction purposes – sheet steel, light roofing, rainwater systems and other assembly elements made of thin-walled steel, as well as piping and ventilation systems. It thus provides comprehensive system solutions for buildings to meet a wide range of requirements.