BSH builds dishwasher plant in Łódź

Panattoni Europe has laid the cornerstone to mark the beginning of the construction of a 58,500 sqm dishwasher factory for BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego in Łódź next to the Central European Logistics Hub. Completion of construction work is planned for the beginning of 2019 with production to start around the middle of next year.

The development will include 47,400 sqm of production space as well as 9,500 sqm of offices. The official cornerstone ceremony took place on October 15th.

The plant is to be owned by the manufacturer and will be linked to the Central European Logistics Hub via a 58m roofed passageway.

Marek Dobrzycki, Managing Director Panattoni Europe comments: “the most recent investment for BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego is already the basis of our third joint project. We started with warehouse space, continued with a large-scale logistics centre with its own 590-metre railway platform inside the building, and this time we are working on a manufacturing plant dedicated to Industry 4.0 [the use of cloud computing and AI in automation]. This development is challenging for us, not only technologically, but also in terms of size – the BSH dishwasher factory is the largest manufacturing development ever undertaken by Panattoni Europe”.

BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego has a portfolio of home appliance brands in Poland, including Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau and Zelmer, and operates six factories. The two manufacturing plants in Wrocław make ovens and fridges, Rogoźnica near Rzeszów focuses on small household appliances, while three Łódź-based factories make washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers.. By moving the existing plant to the factory built by Panattoni Europe, the company will be able to double production.

“We’re manufacturing more and more, we’re exporting more and more, and, inevitably, we need more and more space,” explains Konrad Pokutycki, the CEO of BSH Sprzęt Gospodarstwa Domowego.

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