The world leading e-motor core producer, Japan’s Mitsui High-tec, will establish its first European manufacturing plant in Opolskie voivodship. The company is to hire 200 people eventually and invest PLN 160 million.
Mitsui High-tec (MHT) is the world’s biggest motor core stamping company for generator and motor parts of hybrid vehicles (HV) and electric vehicles (EV). The investor expects to create 30 jobs initially. This number is expected to increase to 70 jobs by 2024, and targeting over 200 positions in the future.
“In the future, I believe that the southwest part of Poland will become a major aggregate of automobile electrification, and Mitsui High-tec will be a company contributing to the region through our super precision tooling technology” – says Yasunari Mitsui, Mitsui High-tec, President. He adds that MHT would like contribute to the development of eco-friendly vehicles in Europe, just as it has been in the Japanese automotive market.
The construction of its factory in Skarbimierz, within the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone) is to kick off in March 2019 and the commercial production is to begin in 2021. The 9,500 square-meter facility will eventually be expanded to 22,500 square meters.
Mitsui High-tec (MHT), the original precision tooling company, offers a combined expertise acquired in several different markets, and provides a unique technology. In 2018, MHT delivered 2 million high-quality motor cores to its customers worldwide. Representing a 70% worldwide market share for HV/EV market.
Polish Investment and Trade Agency has supported MHT in the decision making process, along with its Tokyo-based Foreign Trade Office. So far, the Agency has completed 10 e-mobility related projects that could create over 2,400 jobs.
“The highly automated Mitsu High-tec factory is certainly among the FDI projects that add additional value to the Polish economy. Poland is slowly becoming the European ecosystem of producers and sub-suppliers of the electromobility industry. Poland’s major assets are qualified employees, stable economy, but also location and access to external markets” – Krzysztof Senger, Executive Vice President, PAIH stresses.