The production facility in Kladno is one of four LEGO manufacturing sites around the world, supplying children with high-quality and creative LEGO® play experiences, and it plays a crucial role in the LEGO strategy of having production situated close to its core markets and consumers.
The capacity of the Kladno production facility will increase by 30% as a result of the expansion, and it is estimated that it will create approximately 600 new jobs, depending on future demand. Since the announcement of the expansion in June 2013, more than 340 newly created positions have already been filled.
“The LEGO boxes produced and packed here in this factory will travel across borders, bringing joy and LEGO play to millions of children across Europe and Asia. This is globalization seen from a LEGO perspective. The Kladno factory is a key brick in our strategy of building a stable manufacturing base around the world, ultimately making sure that LEGO products are available to children and their parents when and where they want them,” says Bali Padda, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of the LEGO Group.
Currently, the LEGO site in Kladno provides the basis for packing of LEGO sets, decoration and assembly of LEGO elements, and research and development of packing and decoration technologies. The size of the entire production area equals approximately 22 soccer fields, and the buildings cover roughly 140,000 m2.
A separate part of the campus houses model production, where specialists from Kladno develop tools for marketing in-store campaigns and models for LEGOLAND® parks and LEGO Brand Retail stores across the world.