ČZ a.s. is a multi-branch company with a tradition of more than 80 years of engineering production. Approximately 80 percent of its production is for the automobile industry. According to available data, the company is one of the largest engineering companies in Southern Bohemia and the entire republic. The company regularly scores in the prestigious CZECH TOP 100 chart and the Exporter of the Year competition. It employs approximately 1400 people and almost 2000 when counting affiliated limited liability companies. Its advantageous location on the outskirts of Strakonice is potentiated by connections to key road and railway lines and the near German border crossing. An important competitive advantage of the company is the comprehensive character of its production capacities, which enables connecting final production divisions to its own extensive foundry and tool shop capacities.