The crisis in the Ukraine has prompted Polish PVC window maker Fakro Co. to consider shifting production from some of its plants in the country to neighboring Russia.
Ryszard Florek, the company's chief executive and founder, said that the ongoing crisis in Ukraine was undermining the firm's economic performance.
In addition, the military mobilization by the Ukrainian government, which is deploying troops to combat the insurgency in the country's east, was targeting the employees of local plants, including Fakro's facilities.
“From time to time, the military drafts our [workers]. Some of them come back to work injured,” Florek told local radio station RMF FM.
The Polish firm operates three window factories in Ukraine, and most of their output is intended for export to the Russian market. The firm already operates a plant in Vologda, in the west of Russia.
The Nowy Sącz-based producer has a total workforce of 3,300 in its 12 production facilities located in Europe, Asia and North America, according to data released by Fakro.