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IKEA’s Swedspan launches Podlaskie complex, will add a €3m technology centre


Swedspan, a unit of Swedish furniture retailer IKEA, on 24 May officially inaugurated a manufacturing complex consisting of a lumber mill and a factory of ultra-thin HDF boards in Koszki (Podlaskie voivodship). The value of the project was €140m. The facility, which also includes a cutting and film-coating unit, employs nearly 250 people. During the inauguration Swedspan also announced plans to invest €2.6m to create a technology centre at the Koszki plant “in the near future”, to work on new materials for the IKEA group.

The lumber mill is to make 60,000 m3 planks and the factory 250,000 m3 boards per annum when they reach full operating capacity, with 80,000 m3 of film-coated boards to leave the complex in a year.

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