01 November 2022
Global fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg is investing 50 million euros in a new 17,000 square metre plant in central Poland.
Construction of the manufacturing facility, in Lodz, is expected to be completed within nine months, with production scheduled to begin in autumn 2023.
“Megatrends such as digitalisation, climate change and urbanisation are leading to a growth in demand and call for a significant increase in our production capacities,” said Joachim Ley, chief operating officer at Ziehl-Abegg.
“We are building up the production facilities on a gradual basis. There are plans to create 300 to 400 new jobs within five years.''
Future production will focus on heat pumps. Adam Korzybski, managing director of Ziehl-Abegg Poland, said: “We have seen this trend emerging over a number of years. We are the technology leader in fans which have been optimised with the help of biomimetics. This special fan design reduces noise and consequently enables heat pumps to be operated in densely built-up areas.'
In addition to heat pump fans, smaller fans currently imported into Europe from Asia, will also be built in Lodz. These fans are used for home ventilation or in cooling for electronics and refrigeration technology.