The Aspöck Group has expanded its site in Poland08. Mar. 2016
The Aspöck Group, which is based in Austria, is continuing its successful trajectory. Earlier this year, Europe's leading manufacturer of ready-made lighting systems for towed vehicles of all types completed its Kluczbork site, near Wroclaw, representing an investment of € 9 million. In addition to its production sites in Austria, Portugal and Brazil, the site in Poland represents its fourth plant.
From the concept stage through to series production, Aspöck develops, tests and produces solutions in the field of lighting in the truck & trailer, automotive, caravan, motorcycle, agricultural machinery and special vehicle sectors. Innovative LED lighting and high-quality cables and connection systems are all standard fare for what is a global company.
In the course of eleven months, approximately 4,400 m² of production, warehouse and office space have been constructed, which now provide jobs for more than 40 employees. Of this total, 1,300 m² are available to the Polish sales office – which has modified and expanded its site with the rebuild.
The focus of the newly-built production facility is on the injection-moulding, plating, assembly and logistics processes. The plant is being used for managing projects from the automotive sector and for expanding capacity for truck & trailer customers. Product manufacturing for Thule started at the beginning of this year, and three Volkswagen projects will follow shortly.
The branch in Poland has been equipped with the latest injection-moulding machines, which have a clamping force of 110-1100 tonnes and can handle up to 3 components. Also part of the new stock of equipment are the plating machines, such as robots, which facilitate the production of technically demanding plastic products.
The implementation of the quality management systems ISO 9001 and ISO TS 16949 as well as SAP and its auxiliary systems ME and EWM at the Polish site point to stable and high-quality production. Together with an experienced IT specialist, the production processes of the Polish site have been integrated into the central ERP system in such a way that they can be controlled from the head office in Austria.
Capacities for the Polish site are far from exhausted. The Aspöck Group plans to make further investments there in the future so as to expand the range of products, to achieve greater flexibility and to continue to enhance its ability to compete.