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INDUSTRY NEWS Chassix Planning New Czech Facility


Chassix (Southfield, Michigan) has announced plans to establish a greenfield plant in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Te facility, which will cast aluminum chassis and powertrain components for pas- senger cars, will be operational in early 2018 and accounts for an investment of about $50 million. Te project represents an expansion of Chassix’s manufacturing footprint into Eastern Europe. Te Chassix Ostrava facility will


cover 140,000 sq. ft. and be the com- pany’s first casting facility, and third plant in Europe. Chassix Ostrava is expected to generate approximately 350 skilled jobs in the region. Although initially built to provide aluminum castings, the plant has been designed to support future growth in the lightweighting automotive market, as many international OEMs are located near Chassix Ostrava. “Chassix Ostrava is aligned with Chassix’s global strategy of partnering


Chassix is planning to put a facility in Ostrava, the third largest city in the Czech Republic.


with our customers to provide tailor- made engineering and manufacturing solutions for safety-critical chassis and powertrain components where our customers need us most,” said Doug DelGrosso, CEO, Chassix. “Working in close cooperation


with City of Ostrava and our strategic partners on site, we anticipate flawless completion of the foundry and expect to attract a talented, innovative and collaborative workforce,” said Sergi Barbero, vice president, managing director, Europe, Chassix.


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