German automotive seating systems company set to build plant in Poland

The German company, Isringhausen, will invest over PLN 34 million (EUR 7.4 million) to build a plant in Ujazd, south-central Poland, that will produce car seats and springs, announced the Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) on Wednesday.

The Isringhausen company is one of the European leaders in the production of seats for trucks, vans, buses and off-road vehicles.

"The company will invest over PLN 34 million and will employ 70 people. The seats manufactured in Ujazd will be installed in a new line of cars manufactured at the PSA factory (after the merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Group adopted the name Stellantis - PAP) in Gliwice," KSEZ reported on Wednesday.

The production of delivery vehicles in Gliwice, southern Poland, is planned to begin in April next year. Earlier, at the beginning of December this year, the production of the Opel Astra passenger automobile will come to an end.

The expansion of the factory that will launch the production of delivery vans will cost close to EUR 280-300 million.

Next year, nearly 40,000-50,000 delivery vehicles should leave the production lines and, a year later, the plant should reach its full production capacity of 100,000 cars per year. These will be models from the Stellantis group and include the Peugeot Boxer, Citroen Jumper, Fiat Ducato and Opel Movano, in various versions.

According to information provided by the Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSEZ), the German investor has already purchased a close to 10 hectare plot of land near the A4 motorway, where the manufacturing plant is to be built.