EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Miasto Lodz; Lodzkie; Centralny
Location of affected unit(s): Łódź


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
Group: Procter & Gamble

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-03-2005
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2007
Planned Job Creation: 1150

Additional Information

Gillette is setting up two manufacturing halls in the area of Łódź Special Economic Zone. The whole project in Łódź will cost €120 million and will be completed by the end of 2007. The site in Łódź – Nowy Józefów will cover 95,000 square metres and will create about 1,150 new jobs. The new plant, located in Łódź Special Economic Zone, will manufacture disposable razors and other shaving products. It will also handle storage and distribution of a wide range of Gillette products for the whole European market. The Polish project is the backbone of restructuring Gillette’s European operations. Consolidating into a single facility in Łódź will mean closing down Gillette’s UK facility in Isleworth near London as well as shifting some manufacturing (Sensor family of shaving products) from German plant in Berlin to Łódź. The new Polish facility will also replace a packaging and warehousing centre in Hemel Hempstead in the United Kingdom. The present, smaller facility of Gillette in Łódź is also to be relocated to Nowy Józefów.