By Jaroslaw Adamowski
Warsaw -- Automotive parts manufacturer Faurecia has announced plans to expand its production facilities in Jelcz-Laskowice and Walbrzych, both located in western Poland. The two plants make PU foam which is used in the production of car seats.
Under the plan, the company will invest close to 70m zloty (€16.7m) and create more than 120 new jobs at the two factories with the aim of increasing the facilities’ output capacity. The facilities are located in the Wałbrzyska special economic zone (WSSE), which grants the company preferential tax treatment for planned investments.
Faurecia has already obtained permission to carry out the two PU production projects. The French firm has chosen an optimal moment for performing the expansion works at the two plants, according to the WSSE. From July this year, the Polish government plans to decrease the amount of tax breaks allocated to investors in the country’s special economic zones, the press release said.
The two plants are operated by the company’s Polish subsidiary Faurecia Automotive Polska which launched operations in the local market in 1996. In addition to the production facilities in Jelcz-Laskowice and Wałbrzych, the company operates car parts plants in Legnica, Gorzów Wielkopolski and Grójec, where the subsidiary's HQ is situated.
In total, the Nanterre-based Faurecia has some 274 production facilities worldwide and 30 R&D centres, according to data released by the car parts manufacturer.