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Katowice zone approves two FDI projects


Two West European manufacturers have received approvals for investment projects in the Katowice Special Economic Zone.

One is APPE, a leading European manufacturer of rigid PET packaging. The company, which is a unit of La Seda de Barcelona (LSB) of Spain, a quoted industrial plastic packaging group, will invest PLN 62m (approx. €14.3m) to launch production of PET performs for the food industry at a rented factory hall in Tychy (Slaskie voivodship). The project will bring at least 28 jobs.

The other investor is NMC, an internationally-active Belgian maker of synthetic foam products for the construction and packaging industries. The company will spend PLN 15m (€3.5m) to add new capacity at its production plant in the Zabrze (also in Slaskie). The project, which will involve the installation of a new production line, will create eight new jobs, taking the total to 100, and safeguard the enlarged workforce until 2019.

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