Construction of the hall began on January 25 this year on the original ČKD brownfield, which DRFG bought last year. In the project where the largest PPL distribution center in the Czech Republic and the Pilsner Urquell warehouse are located, Heraeus Medevio has now acquired a plot of land with a building permit of 9,640 square meters. A two-story building will be created here, in which there will be specialized production on 4,100 square meters, and 3,000 square meters will be used for offices and facilities. For possible future expansion, the company also purchased a neighboring plot of land with an area of 8,000 square meters, which it will use as a parking lot for the time being.

Roman Řezníček, Deputy Chairman of the Board and CEO of DRFG, comments: "I am very pleased that in a short period of time after the acquisition of the land, we managed to find such a prestigious company as Heraeus Medevio, for which we can build a custom-made building for ownership. It is an important step for the development of Hradec Králové, which we can also support with another construction project: our DRFG Plotiště area offers one last piece of land with an area of 25,000 square meters, where a building of 10,000 square meters can be built into the property."

In the new building, Heraeus will locate the production of two product lines from its portfolio: catheters, which supplies special medical devices for cardiology, cardiovascular endoscopy or neurosurgery, and electrodes, which is partly moved to the Czech Republic from abroad and deals with the processing of rare metals for products for cardiac management rhythm.

"The Hradec Králové region is a steadily growing center for the production of medical devices within the Czech Republic, which creates jobs and attracts quality employees. This makes it a strategic location for expansion," says Ondřej Marek, plant director for Heraeus Medevio in the Czech Republic.

"We are pleased that our long-term collaboration with Heraeus Medevio to address their need for expansion has yielded the ideal result: a build-to-own facility close to their existing premises," states Vít Zdráhal, Head of Landlord and Tenant Representation in Cushman & Wakefield's industrial team. And Lukáš Rumian, a consultant in the same industrial team, adds that the build to own concept is unique on the market, especially in the Hradec Králové region, where the supply of land and space for construction for rent is limited.