EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Miasto Wroclaw; Dolnoslaskie; Poludniowo-Zachodni
Location of affected unit(s): Wrocław


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-12-2005
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

3M plans to build a new plant in Poland. It will produce optical foil for LCD screens. The company plans to buy land in Wrocław nearby the existing 3M factory. The move is also connected to the decision of Korean LG.Philips LCD to start an LCD screens production in Kobierzyce. 3M estimates, that the land in Wrocław will cost about PLN 10 million. The initial value of investment outlays amounts to several millions of dollars. After starting up the first production line the plant will employ at least 100 workers. Eventually, the factory will create 500 new jobs.