Japanese auto company enlarges factory in southwest Poland

The Japanese company Yagi has completed the expansion of its car-parts factory in Żarów (southwestern Poland), in a project worth around PLN 75 million (EUR 17.6 million), the firm announced on Friday.

The new factory space - totalling 7,000 square metres - will be equipped with machinery to make car hubs. Norihiro Yagi, CEO of the Japanese company, emphasised this is the Żarów plant's biggest expansion yet, after enlargements in 2006 and 2012.

Yagi's Polish operation is thus growing dynamically, which "has an enormous influence on the economic and social reality of the whole region," said Maciej Badora from the special economic zone around Wałbrzych (southwestern Poland), where the plant is based.

The Żarów factory currently employs around 170 staff, producing bearings, clutch parts and car hubs, among other components, used in vehicles by brands such as Toyota, Nissan, Volkswagen and Renault.