CBRE: Adient opened a new development and innovations center in Strakonice
Prague, 5th December, 2019 — CBRE, the world leader in commercial real estate, provided project management during the construction of a new development and innovations center for Adient, a Czech producer of industrial fabrics for automotive.
The modern development center with 3,500 square meters of floors offers facilities for automotive fabrics research and development and it is a part of Adient’s current production site. The company focuses its development on new technologies, production procedures and the use of the progressive materials. The technologies make the production of the car seats easier, increase their functionality and lifespan while being environment - friendly.
‘Our Building Consultancy team provided complete project management for our important client Adient Strakonice. The service included leadership during all phases of the project. We coordinated project activities and documentation during the construction permit, tender and execution phases. We organized tendering the general contractor including evaluation and contract signing,’ says Jan Chloupek, Senior Project Manager Building Consultancy at CBRE.
The development and innovations center has a world-wide importance. With over a hundred design, technology and sample production experts, it also cooperates with research institutes and universities, mostly with the Technical University of Liberec.
Jan Chloupek comments: ‘During the construction phase, our team provided technical supervision for the investor as well as cost management as part of the change- order service. The project was also special for being partially financed by the EU’s structural funds. As a result of an outstanding cooperation, Adient now has the top facilities for development and innovations, which will help it to remain the leader of this market segment.’
‘By building the new development and innovations center we wanted to comply with the wishes of our specialists. We sought to enable them to work in a modern environment not only on increasing the quality of our products, but also to take advantage of the diversity and comfort of the new offices that the new, modern building with a well-designed environment offers. It will also make for an appropriate center for presentations and meeting our customers. The new building will also improve the storing process. We managed to bring the project to a successful ending thanks to CBRE and their ability to connect experience with creating a modern and industrial workspace,’ says Miroslav Říha, director of global advance engineering - fabrics - Adient.