Zagors, Poland-Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. has opened a plant in Zagorz that will supply rubber and polyurethane components to automotive manufacturers.
The site at the Mielec Special Economic Zone in southeastern Poland employs 100, but that number eventually will double, according to the MSEZ.
The facility occupies about 55,700 square feet (5175m) of production space and will make anti-vibration and sound proof components. The company's clients include Toyota, Honda and Suzuki, the economic zone said.
The investment in Zagorz is estimated to be about $11 million, according to figures released by the state-run Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency.
"The launch of the factory in Zagorz ... is another step of the company's expansion to the European market," the agency said.
Tokai's Polish investment was carried out by local subsidiary TRI Polska. The Zagorz-based facility is the Japanese firm's second plant in Poland, In 2000, Tokai launched production in Wolbrom, in the country's southern Maopolskie region, where the company also is producing car parts.
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