Sweden's GARO group ramps up production at Polish plant extension

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Sweden-based electrical components manufacturer GARO is currently ramping up production at the extension of its plant at Szczecin, Poland after completion of a €1.85m expansion there.

The 7,500m2 unit extension, completed last September, has more than doubled the factory space and the product assembly area.  The facility makes a range of products and systems for the electrical installations industry.

The Polish plant, like the firm’s main Swedish operation in Gnosjö, Sweden, supplies the group with a variety of electrical distribution equipment and EV-chargers. GARO originally set up in Poland back in 1997.

The latest expansion project included the installation of a new PV solar plant with 276 PV panels and a total power of 70 kW, in line with GARO group’s environmental policy.

“The factory expansion in Poland was completed and we have broadened the local organisation. Production in the plant will gradually increase and enable continued solid growth and high delivery reliability,” said GARO group’s recently appointed chief executive and president Carl-Johan Dalin.

GARO “sees immense potential” in Poland where the market is large and experiencing high growth in several product areas in which GARO is particularly competitive, the executive suggested earlier.

“I am very happy with the new plant where we are working according to ‘lean’ production (management), commented Marek Samborski., CEO GARO Polska SP. z.o.o. The extension was expected to create further jobs at the Polish site.

GARO makes a wide range of electrical products such as plugs and sockets, switches, cable and junction boxes and EV (electrical vehicle) chargers including plastics moulded parts.

The Gnosjö-based group has other manufacturing operations in Norway, Finland, Ireland and Sweden.

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