UBK Czech Republic has its office in Pilsen. Pilsen is the fourth-largest town in the western part of the Czech Republic. Pilsen is famous for Pilsner beer and Škoda Works. The university and diocese town took a significant position as an industry, trading, and a culture centre with almost 168.000 residents. It became a town in 1295 when King Wenceslaus II granted Plzeň its civic charter as a "Royal City". In the second half of the 19th century Plzeň, already an important trade centre for Bohemia, near the Bavarian/German border, began to industrialise rapidly. In 1869 Emil Škoda started up the Škoda Works and in 1839, the officials of Plzeň founded a city-owned brewery Pilsner Urquell. The favourable geographic position of Pilsen, between Prag and Bavaria, allowed the town to grow fast.
Since 1996, there has been the Municipal Industrial Park Borská pole. About 40% of the companies located here are purely Czech; German and Japanese companies are predominant among the international companies. The main investments are into consumer electronics manufacturing, the automotive industry, precise engineering products, air-conditioning systems, forms and plastic prototypes, and strategic services. By 31 December 2009, the 42 companies provided approximately 11,000 jobs. Many new companies have increased their requirements for highly qualified workforce. Consequently, the University of West Bohemia is growing year by year. Due to the fact that the University produces well trained and specialized experts in IT sector the UBK Czech Republic has chosen Pilsen as its base.
The second factor is the geographical position, which enables close cooperation with our customers and partners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The illustration shows the distances of some German, Austrian and Swiss towns.