A production facility boasting floor area equal to that of 5 football pitches will deliver a state-of-the art refrigerator every minute – BSH (Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte GmbH) has presented the development of the plant in Żmigrodzka St.
The conglomerate is preparing production lines of refrigerators and electric ovens for building-in in industrial sheds once owned by Wrozamet, and then by the liquidated Fagor Mastercook. In December 2016, representatives of the conglomerate presented the plans to develop the oven production facility and announced that the production lines for refrigerators would be shown in spring. They have kept their word. The industrial sheds and machinery to be used for the manufacture from September 2017 were presented on April 2017. The annual production output is expected to amount to 2 million top notch Bosch and Siemens appliances. Some of these will be sold on the Polish market, but almost 90 per cent of the facilities’ output will go abroad – customers in Western Europe, the USA, Asia and Australia will be able to buy BSH ovens and fridges made in Wrocław.
– We have been developing the Wrocław plant, worth a total of 500 million PLN, for over a year. All works are on schedule – says Konrad Pokutycki – President of the Board at BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego Sp. z o.o.
Currently, 3 production lines are being assembled at the 34 thousand sq. m. facility. Each of them will secure an annual output of 300 thousand state-of-the-art BSH refrigerators.
– Every minute, a cutting edge refrigerator will leave the assembly line – says Christian Wyrobek, Director of the Wrocław BSH facility.
In the market for employees
Currently, BSH has hired 170 workers for its Wrocław based oven and refrigerator production facilities. Recruitment is still in progress. Staff sought after by the company includes engineers, administration personnel and shop floor workers. According to BSH, about 1000 people will find employment at the facilities in the coming years.
– We’re carrying out the investment in cooperation with local companies. Currently, there are 70 businesses from Lower Silesia involved in modernisation works. Every day, over 350 employees work at the plants – providing services for BSH – adds Konrad Pokutycki.