Forglass has opened a glass engineering centre in Katowice, Poland.
It is the new home for a team of engineers, who design technological lines for glass producers across Europe.
The centre also houses an R&D department, which develops concepts to meet the industry’s expectations for the 21st century.
Forglass works with nearby scientific institutions, laboratories and universities to ensure its machines and solutions are of the highest standard and quality.
The core staff for the engineering centre came from the design office, which had been operating in Katowice for several years.
The centre is located in a recreational area, surrounded by nature, right next to the Three Ponds Valley, has been specially selected to attract, inspire and motivate people who work there.
The building itself is ecologically designed, and its design and appearance are a tribute to the glass industry.
An additional element that makes this space more than a traditional office is the fact that the engineers and constructors who work here are the co-creators of their space. This has a positive effect on well-being, and thus on creativity and productivity.
Katowice is one of the greenest cities in Poland with over 40% of its area covered by forests and the second largest nature park in Europe – the Silesian Park is located just outside of the city.
At the same time, Katowice is also the main industrial centre in Poland, the Upper Silesian Industrial District having the highest concentration of industrial plants in Poland.
There are also 20 universities in Katowice, which facilitate the recruitment of qualified experts in the field of engineering and construction design.
In addition, Katowice’s public transport infrastructure is well organised, perfectly connecting all the cities of the Silesian agglomeration.
The centre was officially opened last month.