French auto supplier Faurecia SA has unveiled plans to expand the output capacity of its factory in Gorzów Wielkopolski, in western Poland, investing 56.1 million Polish zloty ($14.9 million) at the plant.
The facility is located in the Kostrzyńsko-Słubicka special economic zone. Under the plan, Faurecia will take on at least 18 new workers at the plant, increasing its total workforce in Gorzów Wielkopolski to at least 1,660 employees, economic zone officials said in a statement. This month, the company's local subsidiary Faurecia Gorzów SA won permission to carry out the investment.
The latest project is expected to be completed by the end of July 2017, the statement said.
The production facility makes a wide range of interior car parts and panels with the use of plastics and other materials. Production at the factory, which covers 17,600 square meters, began in the first quarter of 2012. The plant supplies its output to various car makers, including Volkswagen Group, Volvo, Ford, GM and Mercedes-Benz.
In addition to its plant in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Faurecia operates eight production facilities in the Polish market. These include its factories in Legnica, Grójec, Wałbrzych and Jelcz.