President Kiska Visits Gelnica Plant of Connectors Maker Klauke Slovakia

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Kiska visits Klauke Gelnica plant (photo by TASR)

Gelnica, January 19 (TASR) – Dolny Kubin (Zilina region)-based company Klauke Slovakia plans to employ 50 new people at its cable connectors manufacturing plant in Gelnica (Kosice region) this year, said the company’s operations manager Vladimir Cernicky during President Andrej Kiska’s visit to the Gelnica plant on Monday.

“We currently have 110 employees here. We plan to hire 50 new employees this year and 50 more next year. We plan to give jobs to an additional 150 people in the future, which is 250-300 new employees [in total]. We’ve boosted our production. We’re no longer able to produce everything in Dolny Kubin and need to expand somewhere. That’s why we’ve chosen this area, Gelnica,” said Cernicky.

Cernicky noted that there’s no problem finding suitable labour in the area. “There’s just a partial problem with qualifications, but we’ll train some employees,” he added.

“I’d be glad if a phenomenon of which I as a president am especially proud is also demonstrated here, at globally operating company Klauke, whose products made in Slovakia are of top quality. Evaluating its companies in terms of quality, Husquarna has chosen its Slovak branch as the company with the best quality of all, which is a great success for us,” said Kiska.

Kiska, town councillors and company representatives also discussed how an action plan for developing the district is working.

“We need the action plan really to be an action programme. So, I welcome the fact that the Government wants to address the issue again so that the action programme brings real results, as we haven’t felt them in practice yet. I’m keeping my fingers crossed, and as president I’d definitely like to help underdeveloped regions to turn into regions where investors would like to come,” stated Kiska.

The president visited Gelnica as part of his working trip to the area. In addition to talks with the town council and his visit to Klauke Slovakia, he held a discussion with students from Gelnica Grammar School.