First European plant of Japanese motor cores maker to be built in Poland

A Japanese automotive parts manufacturer, Mitsui High-tec (MHT), will build in Poland its first European factory of motor cores for hybrid and electric cars, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) said in a statement on Tuesday.

The construction of the plant is to start in March this year, and the first stage of the investment will be ready in the next year. The facility will have an area of 9,500 sqm, but the investor, as reported by PAIH, plans to expand it to 22,500 sqm. The Japanese company plans to invest over PLN 160 million (EUR 37.31 mln) in the project and will ultimately employ up to 200 people, the agency added.

The MHT plant will be located in Skarbimierz, in the southern Opolskie province, in the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone Invest-Park (WSSE), PAIH also said.

"Southwestern Poland is becoming a European hub for the development of the e-mobility sector, therefore, with the help of Polish engineers and technical staff, we want to build our brand on the Old Continent," Mitsui High-tec President Yasunari Mitsui said as quoted in the statement.

PAIH has so far handled ten projects from the e-mobility sector, which may create more than 2,400 jobs. Most of them will be implemented by Asian companies: from South Korea, China or Japan.

"The highly-automated Mitsu High-tec factory is certainly one of the high added value investments, and Poland is slowly becoming an ecosystem of manufacturers and suppliers of the electromobility industry, unique on a European scale," PAIH Vice President Krzysztof Senger said as quoted in the statement.