Tognum To Build New Plant In Poland
The Tognum Group said it plans to build a new plant in Poland to expand its European production and development capacity. Tognum said it plans to invest more than €90 million in the new site close to Stargard Szczeciñski in Northwest Poland. MTU Polska, a Tognum subsidiary has been formed, and has purchased a 200 000 m2 site for the plant.
The plant will start producing the first components for Tognum’s MTU brand engines as of 2013. In addition to production, facilities will be set up for the development of mechanical and electronic engine components in Poland. Tognum will also make similar investments at its lead plant in Friedrichshafen, Germany.
From the middle of 2013, production output from the plant in Stargard Szczeciñski will primarily include crankcases, cylinder heads and large-volume parts for Tognum’s MTU brand Series 2000 and 4000 engines. These components will be delivered to the assembly lines of the lead plant in Friedrichshafen (Germany) and to the plants in Aiken (U.S.A.) and Suzhou (China), where engines, drive and propulsion systems and energy systems are manufactured for the Tognum Group.
In addition, Tognum is expanding its development capacity to Poland, where engineers and designers will develop and test engine components and electronic modules manufactured in the new plant that will be earmarked for engine control and automation systems. By the time the plant becomes fully operational in 2015, the Tognum Group will have increased its workforce to more than 200 employees, the company said.
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