EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Vorwerk Autotec

Company/Organisation:
Vorwerk Autotec

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Kujawsko-Pomorskie; Polnocny
Location of affected unit(s): Brodnica

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-02-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

Vorwerk Autotec (VA), a major European developer and system-supplier of transmission engineering in the automobile industry, is going to build a new factory for automotive parts, replacing an unfinished dairy investment. The company has already bought 10 hectares of land from the city of Brodnica (Kujawsko - Pomorskie) for 1.5 million PLN, demolished the old facility and launched earthworks. The location is considered one of the biggest advantages of the small city, which is in northern-central Poland. Over the last three years, due to several major investments, the unemployment rate in the city decreased to approximately 11% and is soon expected to fall below 10%.