FEATURE-Auto suppliers flock to Central European car boom


By Martin Dokoupil ZIAR NAD HRONOM, Slovakia, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Deep amid the rusting pipes and gritty stacks of a dilapidated Slovak aluminum smelter, Peter Oslanec is trying to turn a huge hole in the ground into the heart of Slovakia's new boom trade. Oslanec, a manager for German aluminium castings maker Rautenbach, is helping the company to fill its concrete pit with tonnes of equipment to build car engine housings. An attractive mix of cheap skilled labour, proximity to western ...

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