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Walki to Expand Production Platform in Central Europe

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Walki Group, Espoo, Finland, says that it will expand its production network in Europe by opening a new state of the art manufacturing plant in Wroclaw, Poland. The new plant, to begin production during the third quarter of 2013, will be Walki's third production site in Poland.

The investment involves close to EUR 10 million. In the startup phase, the plant will employ about 50 people.

"With this investment, Walki is showing a strong commitment to its fast growing customer base in Central and Eastern Europe by providing more efficient and sustainable supply chain solutions and better customer service capabilities. Being close to our customers has always been paramount to Walki, and with this greenfield facility we will now be able to offer shorter lead times and on a longer term and wider product offering," said Leif Frilund, president and CEO.

"By setting up this world class manufacturing unit, we are creating a platform to expand our operations as we continue to grow. Further, we will have more opportunities to optimize our European production activities and to get access to new raw-material sources," said Timo Finnström, EVP–Operations.

The site is strategically located in Wroclaw in the southwest of Poland, with excellent highway access and proximity to major markets.


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