Clariant grows in Poland
  • Groundbreaking of new investment in Konstantynów Łódźki
  • New plant will double Clariant’s production in Poland and create new jobs
  • Investment, worth CHF 11. 3 Mio. will be operating in Łódź Special Economic Zone
Clariant grows in Poland
Clariant grows in Poland

Konstantynów Łódzki, March 15, 2013 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, was joined by distinguished guests for the groundbreaking of its new plant in Konstantynów Łódzki, Poland. The ceremony held on site was attended by the Swiss ambassador, and representatives of local authorities and the Łódź Special Economic Zone as honorary guests. The new, modern plant will commence production of color concentrates for producers of plastic materials one year from now. The investment, worth CHF 11.3 million, will allow Clariant to increase production capacity and strengthen its position on Polish and European markets.

Under the guidance of the Łódź Special Economic Zone, Clariant, will construct a new production site, laboratory, warehouse, and offices at the location. Covering an area of approximately 6,800 square meters, the facility will enable Clariant to double the production capacity for masterbatches in Poland and also to create new job opportunities for qualified employees.

„You cannot underestimate the meaning of this investment for the entire company. The market for masterbatches, though demanding, develops dynamically and a modern facility such as this in Konstantynów Łódzki, will allow us to develop new solutions tailored to the specific needs of customers effectively,” comments Hans Bohnen, Head of Clariant Business Unit Masterbatches.

Clariant grows in Poland
Clariant grows in Poland

The symbolic groundbreaking in Konstantynów is the culmination of the company’s 22 year-long presence in Poland. Over the years Clariant’s subsidiary in Poland has gained a reputation for excellent performance as a result of its focus on quality and a reliable customer service model that has been implemented in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe. This commitment was recognized by Clariant’s senior management and was one of the key factors in the decision to locate the investment in the Łódź region.

„Clariant Polska’s success is built on ambitious and highly qualified employees. As a team we have shown how we can positively influence the development of the entire company. Our further growth is also a result of an exemplary cooperation with the local communities and representatives of Łódź Special Economic Zone, ” adds Ralph Rutte, President of Clariant Polska.

The decision to place the new production facility in the Łódź region is an important step in the development of Clariant’s strategy in Europe. It also acknowledges the region’s role in the company’s long-term investment policy. This comes largely as a result of excellent cooperation with the representatives of Łódź Special Economic Zone as well as the government, which have both supported the investment at all its stages – from consultancy and planning to building.

„Central Europe is a very promising market and Poland, as a large and dynamically growing country in the region is the natural place for further investments. We are deeply convinced that our engagement in building a new facility in Konstantynów will prove to be beneficial for both Clariant and the Łódź region,” – concludes Patrick Jany, CFO Clariant International AG.

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