DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY (Nov. 27, 3:50 p.m. EST) — With work in Europe growing. Superior Die Set Corp. plans to open a new mold-components facility in Poland next year.
The company, based in Oak Creek, Wis., has operated a subsidiary , FCPK-Bytów Sp. z.o.o., in Poland since 1993. But the company has outgrown the space in that plant, based in Bytów, Poland, and is searching for a new location to move is operations, said Superior Die Executive Vice President Frank Janiszewski.
“The growth in Poland has been fairly consistent,” said Janiszewski, interviewed Oct. 23 at K 2001 in Dusseldorf. “It's close to the Czech Republic, Hungary and other markets where we can ship products. It's turned out to be good place for us.”
The company would like to find a 50,000- to 60,000-square-foot facility in Poland for the subsidiary's 150 people, he said. The site still must be determined, but the mold-components supplier is searching for the right location.
The company is one of the few U.S. mold-equipment suppliers in Poland and is one of the largest. Shipment from the Poland plant primarily are sold in Europe, with 20-30 percent exported to the United States, Janiszewski said.
The plant produces mold bases and standard parts for injection and pressure-formed molds, as well as die sets. The company also works with a series of distributors throughout Europe.
The Poland plant also acts as a testament to company founder Kasimir Janiszewski, who immigrated to the United States from Poland in 1910. He started Superior Die in 1923. The company now is run by his grandsons, Frank and company President and Chief Executive Officer Casimir Janiszewski Jr.