Huhtamaki inaugurates world class foodservice packaging manufacturing unit in Poland
HUHTAMÄKI OYJ PRESS RELEASE 15.10.2010 AT 16:25
Huhtamaki has relocated its foodservice packaging manufacturing in Poland to Czeladź. The move supports the Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania business segment's ambition to grow in Central and Eastern Europe, providing room for additional production capacity. The official inauguration of the plant was held October 14, 2010.
"The Czeladź factory is our most modern, state-of-the-art paper cup plant", says Eric Le Lay, Executive Vice President, Foodservice Europe-Asia-Oceania. "With its optimized work flow, highest hygiene and safety standards and excellent working environment it is designed for the future."
The investment decision was made in mid 2009 and the facility was completed on schedule with commercial production starting in July 2010.
"Special focus was given to designing occupational safety best practices into the building layout and structure," says plant manager Marcin Gruszcynski. "This focus also was evident during construction as we were able to complete the project without a single accident."
The new manufacturing unit is located in the south of Poland, approximately 15 km away from the old Siemianowice site. The Siemianowice plant is part of the Rigid Consumer Goods Plastics business.
For further information, please contact:
Katariina Hietaranta, Head of Group Communications, tel +358 10 686 7863
Huhtamaki Group is a leading manufacturer of consumer and specialty packaging with 2009 net sales totaling EUR 2 billion. Foodservice and consumer goods markets are served by approximately 13,000 people in 54 manufacturing units and several sales offices in 33 countries. The parent company, Huhtamäki Oyj, has its head office in Espoo, Finland and its share is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Additional information is available at www.huhtamaki.com.