With about 1,700 employees, the Continental plant in Brandýs nad Labem ranks among the largest employers in the Central Bohemian Region. The company boasts a long history, because it was created through the privatisation of part of the former state enterprise PAL Kbely. Between 1997 and 1998, production moved from the original plant in Prague to a new plant in Brandýs nad Labem. Since 2008, there have been two plants in Brandýs, each specialising in a different type of production.
The older and larger plant, Brandýs I, produces interior electronics for cars. The plant supplies multimedia systems, radios, dashboard devices, A/C control panels and roof modules to car makers all around the world. The production programme also includes printed circuit boards for products assembled in Brandýs as well as for other Continental plants in the Czech Republic and abroad. In 2014, the Brandýs I plant started producing some of the plastic parts for its products and this production will continue to expand.
The newer and smaller plant, Brandýs II, produces mechanical components for propulsion systems, specifically fuel sending units. These are supplied globally as well.
The plant in Brandýs nad Labem also has its research and development department with a global scope of activity, a prototype workshop and laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art measurement technologies.
Continental in the Czech Republic
In the Czech Republic, Continental operates plants in Adršpach, Brandýs nad Labem, Frenštát pod Radhoštěm, Jičín, Otrokovice and Trutnov as well as a new development centre in Ostrava. The group also includes the service network BestDrive. Continental employs more than 12,000 employees in the Czech Republic.
Its plants in the Czech Republic produce interior electronics, fuel sending units, engine and transmission control units, sensors, brake systems, washer nozzles, pumps, high pressure pumps, valves, hose systems and tyre casings for cars and trucks, buses and special vehicles.
Continental AG was founded in 1871 in Hannover, Germany, and with annual sales over € 34 billion, it ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Continental contributes to higher driving safety and global environmental protection through the production of brake systems, propulsion components, dashboard devices, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tyres and technical rubber and elastomer products. Continental employs about 200,000 employees in more than 300 locations in 53 countries.