Expansion of 3M plant completed

The plant has obtained an additional area of 13,000 square metres

A construction company from Łódź, MCKB, has completed a project for the expansion of a Wroclaw 3M production plant located in the Walbrzych Special Economic Zone in Wroclaw. Due to the investment, the production plant which belongs to an American concern and is located at ul. Kowalska 143 has obtained an additional new usable area of over thirteen thousand square metres.

Construction works started in September 2012. The investment included the development of the already operating production plant plus road and technical infrastructure as well as the erection of a two-storey social and office building. The project led to the construction of office, storage and production space as well as technical rooms (boiler room, compressor room, switching station and transformer station), fire roads, manoeuvre areas and car parks.

As regards the already existing part, office rooms were re-arranged, the warehouse was expanded and rebuilt and an area was provided for new production lines, which widened the range of produced materials. A Wroclaw company, Lorien Engineering Polska, was responsible for drawing the construction project and providing all the required documents and permits. The company from Łódź, MCKB, prepared and executed discipline work packages, excluding steelwork and foundations.

- Wroclaw is a city with a huge potential; therefore, it is essential for us to participate in the development of the region, says Piotr Grabowicz, President of the Management Board of MCKB - the company which is performing the expansion of plants for 3M. - We are glad that we could take part in an undertaking aimed at strengthening the status of Poland in the economic map of Europe and making it possible to create new jobs.

The American concern 3M runs productive and commercial activities in five business sectors: consumer goods, security and graphics, industry, power engineering and electronics plus health protection. It is a global enterprise with business in 70 countries and 46 technological platforms.

In Poland the company has operated for over 23 years. The headquarters are located in Kajetany, near Warsaw. 3M also has four production centres, including the plants in Wroclaw, and the Customer Technical Centre, the so-called Innovation Centre. In our country 3M manufactures e.g. medical dressings, abrasive materials, labour protection products, tapes and industrial adhesives and aerosols. The company employs over 1000 people at Wroclaw plants, mostly production employees and engineers. The company has already invested over PLN 400 million in our country.