Sourcing and business partnership

Are you looking for a suitable supplier or a joint-venture or acquisition partner in Czechia? If so, CzechInvest’s sourcing services are crucial for you. 

CzechInvest’s Sourcing Department

CzechInvest established its Sourcing Department 27 years ago with the aim of seeking out suitable Czech suppliers and joint-venture and acquisition partners to ease the start of production for foreign investors in the Czech Republic. Sourcing is frequently used by manufacturing companies that are considering establishing or expanding their manufacturing activities through either a greenfield investment, an acquisition or a joint venture. The Sourcing Department’s services are provided free of charge.

Supplier market screening

In 2023, sourcing specialists prepared 77 market screenings of Czech suppliers for 52 clients from 22 countries. The strongest demand for supplier market screening was from Japanese companies, followed by German, Czech, USA firms. Market screenings are prepared based on CzechInvest clients’ specifications and contain valuable information such as maps of locations and revenue-per-employee ratio charts of selected suppliers, as well as detailed company profiles comprising information on, for example, quality certificates, specifications of products and technical equipment, and major customers.

Visits to Czech suppliers

Based on the market screenings, foreign companies shortlist selected Czech suppliers. Sourcing specialists are prepared to help foreign companies organise visits to selected suppliers and assist them during such visits. Services include formulation of itineraries of business trips in the Czech Republic, interpreting and transport.

Sectoral database of suppliers

Czech supplier companies as well as companies that are seeking a partner or investor are listed in CzechInvest’s sectoral database of suppliers. The database contains standardised profiles of almost 3,700 Czech manufacturing and ICT companies. Suppliers are classified into ten sectors (e.g. automotive, aerospace, engineering) and further sorted into subcategories. Typical suppliers are companies engaged in, for example, plastic injection moulding, metalworking, CNC machining or mechanical engineering. Registration in the sectoral database of suppliers is available on CzechInvest’s website and is free of charge. Investors and companies from all over the world use the database to find suppliers or joint-venture partners that best suit their needs and to get an overview of status of supply in relation to a specific sector. The database is used by global companies such as BMW, Boeing, Cisco, Microsoft, IKEA, DHL, Nikon, KPMG, Siemens and Jaguar Land Rover, among many others. 


Roman Kodet 
Senior Project Manager