Celebrated last Friday, the groundbreaking ceremony kicked off the construction of a plant that will produce filter inserts and span an area of nearly 12,000 sqm.
Created just three years ago in 2015, the production capacities nearby Gostyń (Poland), which is approximately 30 kilometers from the new location, are already bursting at the seams thanks to Hengst’s flourishing business, which prompted the company to take this next step. The first production lines are scheduled to move to the new Rawicz location in July, while the relocation of the entire production facility from Gostyń to Rawicz is supposed to be completed by September of 2019. The newly built premises will nearly double the production capacities for the company's filter inserts.
The Hengst Group is pouring an investment sum approximating to 15 million euros into the new location and its new and highly advanced production lines. This sizable investment is intended to accommodate the ever increasing demand for filter inserts found in the Independent Aftermarket (IAM) catering to Eastern Europe. By the end of the year, the Rawicz plant will employ a staff of nearly 130.
“Our approach to link our locations on a global scale moves us closer to our customers - both in the figurative and the literal sense of the word. The plant we are erecting in Poland constitutes a key element for our global manufacturing capacities”, said Jens Röttgering, Proprietor and Chairman of the Board of the Hengst Group, commenting on the groundbreaking for the plan