Płock modular building firm looking to take over Europe

The rise in popularity of modular buildings could be down to the speed in which they can be completed and the flexibility they offer. Kalbar/TFN

A Polish firm has taken Europe by storm with its modular buildings and is now set to become one of the leading players on the market.

Płock-based firm Modular Systems have gone from a small family business producing 200 units a month three years ago to now having the capacity to produce about 800 units when their new factory opens later this year.

Currently each unit is built by hand but the new facility will feature an automated production line.

Płock-based firm Modular Systems have gone from a small family business producing 200 units a month three years ago to now having the capacity to produce about 800 units when their new factory opens later this year. Kalbar/TFN

Having conquered the Polish market, the firm is now looking to do the same in Europe.

Kacper Moroz, architect and area sales manager for Modular Systems, told TFN: “In three years the Brudnicki family have grown this business from almost nothing to the biggest and we have now saturated the Polish market so if we want to continue to grow we must look abroad.

“We aim to be among the biggest producers in the European Union. ”

Currently each unit is built by hand but the new facility will feature an automated production line.Kalbar/TFN

The company are NATO certified, are on a list of recognized sellers for the Polish government and have recently held talks with the UN and other aid organizations about cooperation.

In addition, the company has seen revenue rise rapidly from 51 million PLN in 2017 to 90 million in 2019 and a forecast of 120 million PLN in 2020.

Kacper Moroz, architect and area sales manager for Modular Systems, told TFN: “In three years the Brudnicki family have grown this business from almost nothing to the biggest and we have now saturated the Polish market so if we want to continue to grow we must look abroad.” Kalbar/TFN

The rise in popularity of modular buildings could be down to the speed in which they can be completed and the flexibility they offer.

Moroz explained: “A twenty five storey hotel is a hundred and seventy units, you can’t find a hundred and seventy trucks to deliver the units in one day and the crane can’t work that fast.

“Making a façade is easier for us because we don’t need scaffolding. All the units can be furnished and just the water and electricity need connecting.

Modular Systems’ popularity lies in the fact that they can put together a building in just two weeks, compared to what would normally take two years. Kalbar/TFN

“The buildings will have a concrete core in the middle with fire proof staircase and lift shaft and then we install the modules around that.

“In two weeks you can have a building that would have taken two years.”