he employees of the plant in Ostaszewo will produce “Lego-style” wooden elements. Ready modules are to be built in one of the most modern production halls in Europe.
The plant is the start of the Erbud Group’s pioneering investment in the Special Pomeranian Economic Zone in Ostaszewo near Toruń.
The entire site (5.2 hectares of the production and storage hall and almost 10 hectares of land) was purchased by the Erbud Group for PLN 39 million, and this is only the beginning of the planned costs. Investments related to the launch of production are estimated at PLN 80-100 million.
- “Thorough reorganization, expansion and modernization of the purchased hall, adapting it to the needs of the plant, purchase of a modern production line, investments in the team and work facilities, expansion of the sales network in Germany. This is a start-up, we organize ourselves anew”, said Radosław Górski, Erbud board member, responsible for modular construction.
THowever, the materials will be obtained from certified factories. -“Nobody is planning to cut down Bory Tucholskie or trees on Barbaraka”, said Gorski. But their plans are ambitious.
Modular construction made of wood is a strong and developmental trend visible throughout Europe – for years it has been a standard in Scandinavia, also in Austria (HoHo Vienna Tower was built there – an 84-storey skyscraper made of 76% of wood), recently mainly in Germany. Erbud has been present in this country for years, it works dynamically and it intends to address its new product to our western neighbors. Individual Länder strongly promote sustainable development. It was loud about the idea of subsidizing wages for people commuting to work by bicycle. Now is the time for architectural and material changes in “construction”.
A modern production line of wooden modular objects is an extension of the company’s business strategy. The development of the production facilities is to be carried out in three stages. Each of them is to give a chance to generate PLN 0.5 billion in revenue with a profitability of 5-10%. Ultimately, it is about PLN 1.5 billion a year. – We anticipate the production of a minimum of 1,800 modules per year. Ultimately, we estimate that even every fourth zloty earned in Erbud will come from modular construction – says Górski.
The experience of the representatives of the Toruń branch of the Group will help in this. The plant is to employ nearly 200 employees. Long-term employees will be part of the crew. These staff and experience on the local market were one of the reasons for choosing our region for the location of this project. There is one more thread in Toruń – this time concerning investment financing.
The money from the sale of ONDE shares will also be allocated to foreign acquisitions in the industrial sector. It is worth adding that the financial results of the former PBDI confirm the new challenges facing this sector. The company grew up in engineering and road construction – now it is approx. 20 percent. revenues. 80 percent it comes from renewable energy projects. The RES market is growing extremely fast and ONDE has already purchased solar farm projects with a potential of 241 MW.