Leading Polish auto parts group Boryszew SA has launched production at a new plant in Germany, replacing its plastics molding and electroplating unit at Prenzlau destroyed in a fire two years ago.
The new 14,500-square-meter facility, runs one of Europe's most modern plating lines for plastic car parts, said the company, based in Sochaczew, Poland. Its customers will include global automotive giants like Volkswagen, Audi, Daimler and Toyota.
“Our new plant in Prenzlau will play a very important role in the realization of our development targets in the automotive sector.
“We are thus raising the production capacity for galvanized products by four times and increasing efficiency utilizing the extremely high level of competence of our employees and the latest production systems,” commented CEO Jarosław Michniuk.
Boryszew's replacement facility has 25 plastics injection molding machines with clamping forces from 40 to 700 metric tons.
The new 22 million euro ($23.9 million) Prenzlau operation was expected to create 65 new jobs and has a total workforce of 350, according to the Polish group.
The operation is owned and run by Boryszew's German automotive components production subsidiary Boryszew Oberflächentechnik Deutschland GmbH. which is part of the Polish group's Boryszew Automotive Plastics (BAP) division.