AMCON, a Japan-based company, is opening its first factory in Europe
AMCON, a Japan-based company, is opening its first factory in Europe. The company chose Business Park Prague Chrastany in the west of Prague as the best site to set its plant up. AMCON manufactures wastewater treatment equipments, mainly known as Volute Dewatering Press. Cushman & Wakefield assisted the company in the selection of premises for the new factory.
The imported components will be assembled in the Czech Republic. The completed products are intended for markets throughout Europe including Russia, which is one of AMCON’s major customers. The Japanese leased more than 600 square metres of production and office space in the Chrastany Park. AMCON is moving into the new premises on 1 October 2011.
“New development is very limited these days, so tenants must choose from the existing space. In this case, it was also necessary to act relatively quickly, since this was the last vacant unit and there were two more prospective tenants interested in it. Finding a prime unit meeting specific requirements is not very easy at the moment,” said Mayumi Yokozeki of Cushman & Wakefield’s international industrial team who worked on the transaction.
“Cushman & Wakefield showed us other locations near Prague as well. We chose Business Park Prague Chrastany on the basis of several criteria, the most relevant ones being the high quality of the space, an adequate price, and excellent transportation service,” said Mr. Takaaki Yamamoto, CEO of AMCON Europe s.r.o.
The total area of Business Park Prague Chrastany is almost 29,000 square metres. The developer is Amesbury, a company that develops industrial parks in other locations. Other tenants in the park include TNT and Yaskawa, a Japanese manufacturer of robots for the automotive industry. Business Park Prague Chrastany is currently fully leased.
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