News Article Accolade automotive Czech Republic industrial Panattoni Europe production
by Property Forum | Industrial

Shape Corp. started production in a new 36,400 sqm hall in Pilsen. The industrial complex, built by Panattoni, was created on the brownfield site of the coal mines. Shape Corp. moved here from the Borská pole site to expand its production capacity. Up to 700 employees will work in the new facility. 

A subsidiary of Shape Corp. Czech Republic began operations in the Pilsen region in early 2011. The new plant in Nýřany now consolidates operations from four different sites under one roof. It thus streamlines production processes and internal logistics while offering room for expansion. The core of the production operations remains the unique roll forming process, which produces high-strength steel profiles, followed by secondary forming of the profiles, to the welding of the final assemblies, which go to automotive companies across Europe. 

The hall is equipped with the latest technology and state-of-the-art machinery, enabling Shape Corp. to provide multi-material solutions and high-quality products to European customers. The complex has its own canteen, fitness centre, outdoor relaxation area or TCL's advanced air filtration system to ensure indoor air quality. The state-of-the-art hall meets the most stringent requirements under the international BREEAM New Construction environmental certification and aspires to the highest rating - Outstanding. Photovoltaic panels are installed on the building and rainwater is used for flushing. There are facilities for cyclists, covered bike racks and an insect hotel.

"We want to be a model of a sustainable global company and reduce our ecological footprint. That's why we bring our expertise to the development of the automotive industry towards a cleaner electrified future. In turn, the new plant will set a new standard in automation - from material flow optimization to autonomously controlled trucks to state-of-the-art welding technology. All these solutions will increase the safety and efficiency of our work. BREEAM New Construction certification is key to achieving our sustainability goal of carbon neutrality by 2035," says Stephanie Ducroux-Bernache, Managing Director of Shape Corp's European division.