MAN has decided to expand its truck factory in Niepołomice in the Małopolskie voivodship, which has been in operation since 2007. On an area of 41 hectares, at a cost of around 450 million PLN, a plant will be built which will produce 300 trucks and 200 cabs per day. Additionally, a new ecological heating plant will be built so that, in accordance with environmental assumptions, the plant will achieve full neutrality of CO2 emissions in 2025, informed the representatives of the concern.
“This will be the largest investment in MAN’s history, which has been initially estimated at PLN 450 million, ultimately one of the largest truck factories in Europe will be built. According to the plan, the first trucks of diversified tonnage will be delivered to customers on September 1, 2022,” Michael Kobringer, MAN Trucks&Bus SE board member responsible for production and logistics, told reporters.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development, Labour and Technology Jarosław Gowin presented MAN representatives with a promise of support from the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) during a ceremony at the Kraków Technology Park, which amounts to 30% of the target investment amount.
“According to the Ministry, the automotive sector is an industry with the greatest potential for development in Poland. This investment perfectly fits the Industrial Policy Strategy, as it combines the most modern technologies and export, which is to be the flywheel of our economy,” Gowin said.
Since the beginning of its operations, 171 thousand lorries have left the MAN factory. Currently, there are approx. 1 thousand workers are currently employed after the expansion 1.5 thousand new jobs will be created. MAN has been present in Poland for 28 years. Apart from the truck plant in Niepo³omice, buses, and chassis are produced in Starachowice, while a financial services center for the entire group operates in Poznañ.
MAN is part of Traton SE, the Frankfurt-listed truck division of Volkswagen AG.