Poland a major household goods producer - PM

Poland a major household goods producer - PM Lech Muszyński/PAP

Poland is a major European household appliance supplier, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday in the Amica household appliance plant in Wronki, west Poland.

Morawiecki, in Wronki on a pre-election tour of the country, said Amica was one of the most recognisable brands in Europe, and congratulated its CEO Jacek Rutkowski for his contributions to the company's success. He also praised the company's high technological level, observing that it exemplified the technological advancement of the Polish household appliance branch, and especially noted Amica's successful combination of human labour with 4.0-level automation.

"We have here a pairing of human labour with progressing automation, innovation, with what we call '4.0 industry,', the PM said, adding that the household goods branch "was a branch in which we are successful Europewide."

Morawiecki also referred to Amica's activity as a football sponsor, and said the government planned to channel PLN 20 million (EUR 4.6 million) to a football centre of excellence run by the company.

Founded in 1945 in Wronki, Amica sells its household equipment to 60 markets worldwide, most of its produce is exported to western Europe. In earlier years the company sponsored the 1st division football club Amica Wronki, and owned the larger Lech Poznan club for 2 years after its 2006 merger with Amica.