Pilkington IGP has increased the capacity of its plant in Ostrołęka, Poland.
The insulating glass manufacturer has completed its expansion to double the plant's production capacity, as well as confirming the company's high investment activity.
Investment work started in 2020 and was divided into two stages. Between June and December 2020, a new production hall was built, and two cutting tables and one line to produce insulating glass were launched.
The second phase began in March 2022 and ended a month later. As part of this phase, a glass cutting table and a line to produce insulating glass units were launched.
The plant has gained approx. 10,000 m2 of production space as a result.
Works related to the expansion did not interfere with the normal operation of the plant and did not delay the execution of orders.
80 new jobs have also been created, bringing the total number of factory employees to 165 once all vacancies are filled.
Opening Ceremony. From the left to right: Krzysztof Granicki - Managing Director of AGE East & Nordic, Christian Quenett - Head of Architectural Glass Europe, and Dariusz Kowalczyk - Operations Director at Pilkington IGP.
An opening ceremony of the newly built part took place this May at the Ostrołęka plant. Krzysztof Granicki, Managing Director of AGE East & Nordic, was in attendance.
He said: “We are glad that the expansion of the plant in Ostrołęka has been completed.
“I would like to thank everyone involved in the project. The new capabilities of the plant will allow us to meet the growing demand for our products, and also give us an operational advantage on the market.”
In recent years, Pilkington IGP has modernised and expanded branches in Kraków and Skierniewice and launched a new glass processing plant in Białystok.
The expansion of the Pilkington IGP factory in Ostrołęka is not the company's last investment. It has further planned to expand its plants as well as develop new, specialised types of glasses.
The plans for the coming years include, among other things, further activities in the field of energy transformation, which will reduce the company's environmental impact.