Namyslow, Poland — Danish window maker Velux Group has completed a production and storage expansion project at its polyurethane and wood windows plant at Namyslow, 305km (189 miles) south west of Warsaw.
Velux Poland increased the site’s production and warehouse capacity with an extra 4,000m2 taking the plant to nine halls with a total 67,000m2 operating area at Namyslow.
A key aspect of the extension project involves improvement of plant logistics. The company hopes to increase production efficiency and obtain significant cost savings associated with transport costs and energy consumption.
Namyslow unit specialises in the use of Velux’s own distinctive technology to produce wood and polyurethane-based windows and aluminium flanges. Export markets served by the plant include Germany, France, Switzerland and the UK.
The latest expansion scheme has helped the firm consolidate storage of production lines, so the supply of materials and unloading will be faster and simpler, according to factory director Jorgen Laursen.
Prior to the expansion, material warehousing was several hundred metres away from the production area. Now, both are under one roof.
“The biggest change we see is in the manner and speed of delivery,” said logistics director Inga Rożzycka, according to Polish media.
Velux, which has invested EUR113m in its Polish plants in four years, will expand the 763 site workforce by 40 people this year.