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Thule opens new factory in Poland

Published January 17, 2018

PILA, Poland (BRAIN) — Thule Group has opened a new factory here, in western Poland.

The company said the new plant offers increased production capacity on existing products as well as the possibility of production of newly launched product categories.

The factory is 145,000 square feet.

"With our new assembly plant, we will significantly increase both capacity and flexibility in the production of a number of traditional Thule products in the category sport & cargo carriers," said Magnus Welander, Thule Group's CEO. "At the same time, we expand our own assembly in the "Active with Kids" and "Packs, Bags and Luggage" categories. For example our new four-wheeled baby carriage Thule Sleek, that will be launched to consumers in the fall of 2018, will be finalized in the new factory," he said.

Thule Group has had a factory for close to 20 years in the nearby town of Huta. The facility there is now the largest of the company's seven European production- and assembly facilities.

The company has invested close to 80 million Swedish krona ($10 million) in the new factory, which will share key functions with the Huta facility. The new facility will initially employ 100, with the opportunity to expand the number of employees up to 500 employees in the future.

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