VMI opens factory in Poland
On 5 September VMI opened a new factor in Leszno, Poland. The location was officially opened by Lukasz Borowiak, mayor of Leszno and Alexander van der Lof, chairman of the executive board of TKH Group.
The facility, built on an 8 hectare plot of land, comprises 13,500 m2 of manufacturing floor space, warehousing and offices. Construction took just eight months after the ground-breaking ceremony in November last year. Currently, the facility offers employment to 70 people and is expected to grow to over 150 employees before mid-2018. According to the company, the manufacturing facility produces “according to the latest lean principles and is entirely prepared for future capacity expansion”.
VMI Poland is a key element in VMI’s growth strategy as it helps shorten delivery times, while maintaining a competitive cost level. The facility operates next to the existing sites of the VMI Group, which now has entities in 8 countries on 4 continents.
Harm Voortman, president and CEO of VMI Group said: “This new manufacturing facility brings our global production capacity in line with current high order intake volumes and enables us to prepare for further growth. Our commitment to supply the market innovative solutions is clearly visible in this ultra-modern facility. We welcome the young and ambitious team of VMI Poland and wish them a lot of success.”