June 23, 2021, morning: Visit to Nidec Global Appliance Slovakia and Spišská Nová Ves

   On the last day of my business trip to the Košice Self-governing region I visited the Japanese company Nidec Global Appliance, based in Spišská Nová Ves. General Manager, Mr. Kandra showed me to the premises of its production plant.
   The company focuses on innovative solutions in the production of refrigeration and freezing equipment or compressors. A part of this company is also a research and development center, which is one of the top workplaces in Slovakia. Originally, this company entered Slovakia as a plant belonging to the Brazilian company Embraco, which was one of the world leaders in the production of compressors for refrigeration and freezing equipment. In 2019, however, Embraco was taken over by the Japanese company Nidec, and so under its banner as the Nidec Global Appliance, the plant continued its existence in Slovakia. The team of managers in this race consists only of Brazilians and Slovaks. As in the case of the Marelli plant in Kechnec, which I visited on June 21, the example of the Nidec plant proves that even though they are Japanese companies, their radiation management is very diverse nationally as the companies expand globally.
   As I grew up as a child in Brazil, it was a very pleasant experience to meet during my trip to eastern Slovakia with Brazilian community in this relatively small town.
   In Spišská Nová Ves, I paid a courtesy visit to the Mayor, Mr. Pavel Bečarik. In the historic town hall, which is adjacent to the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary with the tallest church tower in Slovakia, I received a very warm welcome. Mayor Bečarik not only introduced me the history of the town of Spišská Nová Ves, but also emphasized the important role played by the Japanese company Nidec in the town and in the whole region. At the same time, he expressed the wish to cooperate with the Embassy of Japan in the field of culture, because the city is visited by many tourists every year. Like the mayor of Kechnec, the mayor of Spišská Nová Ves explained me his interest in finding a sisiter city in Japan.