Masterflex Česko s.r.o. in Plana has been part of the Masterflex Group since 2007. The company is a production site and sales office for the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The Plana plant primarily produces single- and double-layer silicone and neoprene hoses, which cover the entire needs of the Masterflex Group, as well as lifting hoses, Hpl sleeve hoses and special moulded parts for the aerospace industry, for which the company has been certified since mid-2015. The production requires a great deal of experience and skill, as it is largely handmade. In addition to glass and polyester fabrics with various silicone and neoprene coatings, hypalon-coated fabrics are processed for aircraft construction.
Plana is situated 12 kilometres from Mariánské Lázně (the famous spa) and 60 kilometres from Pilsen (famous for its Pilsner beer). Numerous well-known car manufacturers and their suppliers have production facilities in the Czech Republic. The automotive industry is the key industry of the Czech economy - it generates about a quarter of the industrial output and all Czech exports. The Czech Republic thus belongs to the group of the 15 largest automobile nations in the world. In addition to the three car manufacturers Škoda Auto, Hyunday and TPCA (Toyota, Peugeot and Citroen), there are also IVECO Bus, SOR, TATRA and AVIA as well as more than 900 suppliers in the commercial vehicle sector. 56 of the world's 100 most important TIER 1 companies have at least one production facility in the Czech Republic.