Pilkington to Build New Car-window Plant in Poland

The plant is expected to turn out 1.7 million windscreens a year and between four and five million side and rear windows.

Glass industry giant Pilkington is to build a new car-window plant in Poland for an estimated 450 million zloty (US$155 million), its Polish arm said on March 11.

Anna Osowska, spokeswoman of Pilkington Automotive Poland, said that work on the plant in the small southeastern community of Chmielow would begin this year.

"The site will be operational in 2012," she added.

The plant, due to employ 400 people, is expected to turn out 1.7 million windscreens a year and between four and five million side and rear windows.

British-based Pilkington, which was taken over by Japan's NSG Group in 2006, has had operations in Poland since 1993.

It has 11 production site in the country, employing 1,800 people.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2011

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