EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Pilski; Wielkopolskie; Polnocno-Zachodni
Location of affected unit(s): Chodziez


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
31 - Manufacture of furniture
Number Employed: 1000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-06-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 02-01-2008
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2008
Planned Job Creation: 1300

Additional Information

Europol-Meble S.A., part of the German holding company PBV Polipol Beteiligungs- und Verwaltungs- GmbH (a furniture producer), will begin investing in the Wielkopolska region, in the Special Economic Are of Kostrzyń and Słubice. It plans to spend EUR 24 million on new facilities for producing wooden furniture frames and upholstered furniture as well as a logistics and financial services centre in Chodzież. During the first phase of the investment, running through 2008, 500 persons will be hired; by 2009, total employment will reach 1,300. Europol-Meble S.A. already has two production facilities in Poland at which it employs approximately 1,000 people; some 90% of their output is exported.