Valeo expanding wiper plant in Poland

Jaroslaw Adamowski
EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: July 11, 2014 10:16 am ET
Updated: July 11, 2014 10:21 am ET

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French car parts manufacturer, Valeo SA, is planning to increase automotive wiper output at its production facility in Skawina, in Poland’s southern Małopolskie region. 

 The company has awarded a contract worth 25.6 million Polish zloty ($8.4 million) to expand the factory to local construction firm Erbud. The investment is to be completed by January 2015, the construction business said in a statement.

 “Under the contract terms, Erbud will expand the plant … by adding a production hall, laboratory, storage and office facilities,” the statement said.

 The facility is located in the country’s Krakowska special economic zone (KSSE) which enables the manufacturer to obtain preferential tax treatment for its planned investment.

 Last year, local media reported that Valeo aimed to take on some 433 new workers at the factory in Skawina with the aim of increasing the plant’s output. The facility is located about 17km from the city of Kraków.

 Valeo entered the Polish market in 1996 with the launch of its first car parts plant. Currently, the French group operates five production facilities in Poland. Valeo says it has 124 production facilities in 29 countries where the group employs a global workforce of about 74,800.


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Valeo expanding wiper plant in Poland

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Updated: July 11, 2014 10:21 am ET

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