Scandinavian baker opens factory in western Poland

Lantmannen Unibake, a Scandinavian bakery, has officially opened a new factory in Nowa Sól, western Poland. It is the most modern of the company's three facilities in Poland and second biggest in Europe.

Currently, 70 people work at the facility with the number expected to rise to 110 when the investment is complete. Łukasz Piata of Lantmannen Unibake Polska's press office announced that to date the bakery has invested EUR 37 million in Nowa Sól and by the end of next year the figure will stand at EUR 75 million.

The first Nowa Sól production line went into service in January this year and was tested over the following weeks. It now produces goods for sale, with a capacity of half a billion hamburger buns a year.

By the end of next year, two further production lines are planned to be opened bringing the plant to full capacity, i.e. 200 tonnes of bread a day, or 60,000 tonnes a year. As a result, the company plans to double its production in Poland and increase its exports.

The company launched the plant two years after construction work started. The 24,600-square-metre factory is located on the Kostrzyńsko-Słubicka Special Economic Zone, in Nowa Sól. The company, which has its roots in Denmark, has been active on the Polish market for 25 years. In addition to the new plant in Nowa Sól, it has operations in Poznań (western Poland) and Nieporęt, near Warsaw.