The growth of the Lego Group in recent years and its strategy to locate production close to its core markets have led to a further expansion of the Kladno factory in the Czech Republic, one of four Lego manufacturing sites around the world. The new production building covering 50,000 square meters was inaugurated on April 16, 2015.
The capacity of the Kladno production facility will increase by 30% as a result of the expansion, and it is estimated that it will create approximately 600 new jobs, depending on future demand. According to the company, more than 340 newly created positions have already been filled since announcement of the expansion in June 2013. Less than two years later, the new building has been completed and now houses three new production halls and a manual warehouse.
"The Kladno factory is a key brick in our strategy of building a stable manufacturing base around the world, ultimately making sure that Lego products are available to children and their parents when and where they want them," says Bali Padda, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of the Lego Group.