Borg Automotive to create new reman facility in Poland
Borg Automotive is to establish a new remanufacturing facility in Lublin, south-east of Warsaw. It is expected to be operational in the first quarter of 2019 and will initially have about 50 employees. The Danish company says the new Polish venture will help meet “growing demand for remanufactured automotive parts”.
The new site will be set up in existing business premises which have been used for industrial production. Borg already has a production site in Poland, which employs 1,300 people and is based in Zdun´ska Wola, south-west of Łódz´ in the central area of the country – but Borg says it is running out of capacity.
The European market for remanufactured automotive parts has recently grown 7% each year, it adds. “This is the reason why we have been working on a plan to increase our capacity, which we will now commence,” explained Borg CEO Kim Kruse Andersen. “The production capacity of our current factory in Poland is almost fully utilised. We work with 15-month forecasts, and we project that our current factory will reach its full capacity in 2019.”
Owned by the Danish industrial conglomerate Schouw & Co, Borg specialises in the manufacturing, sale and distribution of reman automotive parts to the European market. It operates three different brands: Lucas, Elstock and DRI – the latter two are own-brand products.