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Here are a few examples of recent developments in the Industrial Production sector in the Emerging Markets in Europe selected by the FRD Center team:
The US Company Timken has announced in November 2015 that it will construct a new bearing plant near Ploiesti, Romania. This will be the company’s second facility in Romania. The construction works will begin in the first quarter of 2016 and the start-up is estimated for early 2017. The facility will cover 15,000 sqm. Timken has started to manufacture bearings in Romania in 1997.
Airbus Helicopters to produce H215 helicopter in Romania
In November 2015, Airbus Helicopters has set down the foundation stone of its new factory in Brasov, Romania, established to assemble the latest H215 helicopter model. The 10,000 sqm factory will house H215 production from procurement to after-sales, including design office activities. The assembly line will have the capacity to produce up to 15 aircraft per year. The first H215 to roll out of the assembly line is planned for 2017.
Unipetrol to invest in new polyethylene plant in the Czech Republic
In September 2015, the Czech producer Unipetrol has signed an engineering, procurement and construction contract worth approximately 213 million EUR with Technip Italy for a new polyethylene unit in Litvínov, the Czech Republic. The total production capacity of the polyethylene plant will be 270,000 metric ton per year. The end of the construction is planned for the first quarter 2018 and commissioning for mid-2018.
Elplast+ to expand plant in Poland
The Polish manufacturer Elplast+ plans to invest approximately 2.3 million EUR to expand the output capacity of its plant in Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Poland. The company produces plastic pipes and other components using PP, PBT and PE. Elplast+ has been active in the Polish plastics industry for more than 25 years.
HellermannTyton constructs facility in Poland
The UK-based manufacturer of cable ties, clips and other plastic products HellermannTyton has launched in mid 2015 the construction of its first facility in Poland. The project located in Kotunia, Poland is estimated to be worth around 9.6 million EUR. The designed production hall will be fitted with a total floor-space of 13,000 sqm. The investment is estimated to be completed in 2016. Under the plan, the facility in Kotunia will have an output capacity of 4,300 tonnes of plastic elements per year.
Trelleborg to expand LSR injection moulding facility in Bulgaria
The Swedish Group Trelleborg will expand its manufacturing unit of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) injection moulding in Pernik, Bulgaria. The Bulgarian facility will focus on components for sensitive food and beverage applications. The investment will increase the manufacturing floor space by 150% and the capacity of the tool room will be more than doubled. The expansion is forecasted to be completed in mid 2017.
Slovnaft inaugurates LDPE plant in Slovakia
Slovnaft, a member of MOL Group, has inaugurated in September 2015 a new low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. The company has invested over 300 million EUR in the new production unit and its components. The new LDPE plant will have the capacity of 220,000 tons per year and the commercial production will start at the beginning of 2016.
Samvardhana Motherson Group to expand in Hungary
The Indian automotive parts supplier Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG) has announced investment plans for its production plants in Hungary. SMG will expand the capacity at its rear-view car mirrors facility in Mosonszolnok, Hungary. Furthermore, it will construct a green-field car bumper moulding plant in Kecskemét, Hungary with the surface of 100,000 sqm.
Graboplast expands output capacity in Hungary
The Hungarian vinyl flooring producer Graboplast has developed a new automotive under-body protection solution and plans to produce 4,000 metric tons per year of the product in its plant in Győr, Hungary. This is part of the company’s ongoing investment programme of approximately 28 million EUR to create 120 new jobs by the end of 2017. Graboplast targets to export the new product to foreign markets. The company has three plants in Hungary, located in Győr, Tatabanya and Kecskemét.
LEGO to expand in Hungary
In October 2015, the Danish toy manufacturer LEGO has announced plans to undergo significant expansion projects in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. LEGO will begin installing moulding machines in 2016 in a nearby rented facility and start expansion of its factory with additional processing and warehousing facilities. Due to the planned expansion in Hungary, 150 employees are expected to be recruited in 2016.