In May 2016, we completed the merger of our two subsidiaries in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. We deliberately chose Strážnice for the location of the new site, as it allows us to provide an optimum service for both countries. Moreover, the site's close proximity to our Austrian market is ideal.
We have increased our warehousing space by more than four times and we have established a further production site within our group.
In Strážnice, we produce ejection materials for our FormLine product group as well as CITO Tape for our BoxLine customers. Last year, we invested in modern production facilities for this purpose. Production activities are supervised by our German production management and fulfil the high standards of the CITO Group.
Naturally, we aim to create further new jobs in Strážnice. Additional space is available at the site to allow expansion. CITO customers from Slovakia have supported us in our decision to expand the site, and for us this means the commitment to offer them an even better service.
CITO is also growing at its sites in Germany; here too, new jobs have been and are still being created, and the synergies with our Czech colleagues have given us great support in this.