At the ground-breaking ceremony, from left: Project Lead Leopold Atschreiter, Jan Szynaka (President of the Polish furniture manufacturers), Marshal Marek Gustaw Brzezin, Michael Egger, Mayor Kamil Kozłowski und Priest Wiesław Badura.
EGGER’s new chipboard plant in Biskupiec, Poland, is set to finish by the end of 2018. The first board is also expected during this period.
The EUR250 Mn investment is said to be an “ultramodern production plant” based on the latest know-how and environmentally friendly technology. It will produce 650,000 m3 of raw and laminated chipboard annually. Most of it will be coated with melamine resin film. The entire site covers 85 hectares.
“I am very proud of the fact that we will build our 19th plant in Poland, in the heart of the European furniture industry. With our growing chipboard plant, we will be able to serve the growing market in Poland and in the neighbouring regions even better,” Michael Egger, chairman, said during the ground-breaking ceremony.
“We believe in sustainable growth through our own efforts. The plant in Biskupiec is also a long-term investment for future generations.”
Biskupiec was chosen due to the number of well-trained employees available in the region and a tradition of wood processing. The new plant will create 400 direct jobs and an additional 600 indirect jobs for the region. Biskupiec is also easily accessible to major ports of call and enjoys a good supply of raw material.
EGGER has had a presence in Poland since the early 1990s and has partnerships with more than 150 local customers.