Vitesco to set up factory in Czech Republic
Facility will focus on high-voltage electronic components for the electrification of drive systems in battery-powered vehicles
Vitesco Technologies, a manufacturer of drive technologies, is set to start operations at its new 38,000 m² manufacturing and automated logistics centre in Ostrava-Hrušov in the Czech Republic by year's end.
The €188 million plus project will also benefit local companies within the supply chain. Notably, Onsemi Rožnov pod Radhoštěm will provide SiC-based semiconductors, building on an already announced global partnership valued at €1.75 billion.
The main products of this facility will be components for the next generation of electric vehicles, supplying well-known European car manufacturers. Vitesco Technologies will focus on making high-voltage electronic systems specifically for battery-powered electric vehicles, leveraging extensive robotics and automation.
"This advanced power electronics system, which combines an inverter, onboard charger, rapid charging module, and energy distribution unit, symbolises the shift in vehicle design away from traditional combustion engines towards electric models. This product, solely developed and designed for electric vehicles, exemplifies our commitment to innovation," explains Lukáš Rosůlek, head of Vitesco Technologies Czech Republic.