EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Opolski; Opolskie; Poludniowo-Zachodni
Location of affected unit(s): Opole


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.40 - Manufacture of electric lighting equipment

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-06-2016
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 28-02-2017
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

Chinese producer of lighting equipment Hongbo has announced that it will create 100 jobs at its new production facility in Opole. In total, the company plans to create up to 300 jobs. The factory, which will be located in the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone, is expected to be fully operational in February 2017. The plant will produce lighting equipment in LED technology. The company is to invest EUR 100 million in the project.

Hongbo specialises in the production of semiconductor light, urban lighting, high-power LED lighting as well as lighting for tunnels, gardens and bars.