CMS had advised international metal automotive components manufacturer Gestamp on issues related to the inauguration of a new plant specializing in aluminum in Nitra, western Slovakia.
Gestamp specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of engineered metal components for the automotive industry. The company's new facility in Slovakia joins the company's other plant in Velky Meder, Slovakia, where the group manufactures products through its mechanisms subsidiary Edscha.
The plant's equipment includes two servo press tandem lines that will manufacture 70% of its components using aluminum. Components manufactured in Nitra are intended to reduce the weight and enhance the safety of vehicles.
According to Gestamp, the new facility intends to serve Jaguar Land Rover, which recently started operations in Slovakia. The production of Gestamp Nitra is focused on Jaguar's Discovery model being produced onsite. It will also manufacture parts for the New Defender model planned to start production in 2019.
The CMS team advising Gestamp on permitting issues, Environmental Impact Assessment proceedings, and various construction and real estate issues, consisted of Partner Michal Hutan and Associate Dusan Vanek.