Global Heat Treatment Provider Holds VIP Event to Mark Opening of New Heat Treatment Plant in the Czech Republic

“MACCLESFIELD (U.K.) — Bodycote, the world’s largest provider of heat treatments and specialist thermal processing services, held an official opening ceremony last week at its brand new facility in central Prague, Czech Republic. The VIP ceremony was attended by the local Mayor of Hostivice (Prague-West district), arch. Klára Čápová, and the British Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Mr Nick Archer. The Prague facility was officially opened by Paul Clough, President of Bodycote’s Classical Heat Treatment division for Northern Europe & Asia. Mr. Clough commented: “Bodycote is proud to be opening our newest facility in Prague, where we can be close to our customers and grow to meet their future demand.” The new heat treatment centre, now fully operational and supporting customer requirements, runs 24/7 providing a range of heat treatment services, and has been established to support the automotive and general industrial markets in the region.

Bodycote has operated a heat treatment plant in Prague since the early 1990s, but due to growth and demand had outgrown its premises. The new plant was purpose built to replace the old central Prague facility, with additional space for anticipated future growth, and has been strategically located close to transport networks and the international airport.

Roman Poslusny, Vice President of Operations of Central Eastern Europe for Bodycote’s Classical Heat Treatment division commented: “The Czech Republic is an excellent place for Bodycote to invest in order to support our customers’ supply chains locally. This expansion helps to demonstrate our commitment to our Eastern European customers by providing the best possible service.”

First Photo. Cutting the ribbon (left to right): Paul Clough, President of Northern & Eastern Europe (Bodycote); Klara Capova, Mayor of Hostivice; Nick Archer, British Ambassador; Baris Telseren, Senior Vice President Eastern Europe (Bodycote); Roman Poslusny, Vice President Central Eastern Europe (Bodycote).

Second Photo. Welcome to the opening ceremony: Roman Poslusny, Bodycote’s Vice President of Central Eastern Europe, welcomes guests to the official opening ceremony.”