VMI breaks ground on Poland plant

VMI breaks ground on Poland plant

VMI Group broke ground on its new manufacturing plant in Leszno, Poland on 2 November 2016. In the first phase, the company is building a 13,500 m2 facility on its 8 hectare plot of land with goal of extending the current manufacturing capabilities of the company. VMI Group now has entities in 8 countries on 5 continents.

During the ground breaking ceremony, Harm Voortman, CEO and Mr Guido Roncken, COO and other officials signed a foundation act as a remembrance to this historic fact. The act itself was placed and buried in a cornerstone, laying the foundation of a successful VMI Poland Sp. z o.o. The mayor of Leszno and other government officials were also in attendance.

Harm Voortman, CEO and Guido Roncken, COO and other officials signed a foundation act which was buried in a cornerstone of VMI Poland Sp. z.o.o

Leszno in Poland was selected after various sites in Eastern Europe were investigated.  It was chosen because of the area’s ability to attract well-motivated and highly qualified technically skilled employees from universities and technical schools situated nearby.

Currently, VMI Poland is operating in a rental location with over 40 employees. The new facility will help shorten the delivery time of VMI’s high end equipment, while maintaining a low-cost level. Expected to be operational in Q2 2017, the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will produce according to the latest Lean principles and will employ 125 people in the first phase.

Tags: VMI, plant, tyres

     

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