Rockwool Polska continues investing in Suwalki Special Economic Zone


Rockwool, the Danish producer of  stone wool isolations, will invest 250 million PLN in 2008, in the Suwalki Special Economic Zone (SSEZ) at their Malkinia plant (in Podlasie). The firm has begun construction of their new production line for stone wool there.
As Rockwool have stated, the opening of the third production line at the Malkinia works will begin in July 2008. The investment is largely due to the growing demand for building materials, which has been particularly visible since Poland’s entry into the EU.
According to the President of the Board of Rockwool Poland, Mr Andrzej Kielar, the development will enable the doubling of production capacity at Malkinia, together with the creation of 75 new workplaces. A further 100 jobs will be created among firms cooperating with the plant.
The investment is being carried out by an international team of engineers and specialists, from Poland and Denmark. Most of the construction and assembly work, will be carried out by local Polish companies.
According to Mr Grzegorz Markiewicz, board president of the SSEZ, the development of the factory in Malkinia is not only the opportunity for new workplaces in our region. It’s also a tangible sign for western firms, that it’s worth locating a business here - he adds.
The development of the Malkinia works is another of the company’s large investments in Poland. In August 2006 a modern production line for the manufacture of ceiling tiles was opened at a factory in Cigacice. The value of that investment was over 70 million PLN and enabled the creation of 80 jobs.
Rockwool Poland has been operating since 1993; it produces stone wool at two factories - in Cigacice and Malkinia. During the 15 years of its activities in Poland, Rockwool has invested over 400 million PLN.


Source: Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency,

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