EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Swedwood

Company/Organisation:
Swedwood

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Warminsko-Mazurskie; Polnocny
Location of affected unit(s): Wielbark

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
31 - Manufacture of furniture
Group: IKEA

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-01-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

One thousand people may find work in the new Swedwood wood and furniture plant under construction in Wielbark, Warmia-Mazuria province. The Swedish corporation, part of the IKEA group, is building the factory from scratch. The necessary machines will cost zl.17 million and will be installed in the fall. Swedwood has several other plants in Poland, including those in Babimost and Zbąszynek, Lubuskie province.