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Cargotec expanding Zachodniopomorskie plant


Cargotec, a global maker of container handling solutions, will invest €20m in expanding its assembly plant of overhead travelling cranes, forklift trucks and other cargo handling equipment in Stargard Szczecinski (Zachodniopomorskie voivodship), in the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone (PSSE). The project, which involves the installation of a new assembly line and the construction of a paint shop, is scheduled to be completed in 2014.

The Stargard facility started operations in 2010. Cargotec has so far invested about €30m there and created 330 jobs. According to Iwona Grajewska of the PSSE, quoted by Puls Biznesu, the company has pledged to increase employment to at least 400 by the end of 2013.

Helsinki-based Cargotec has operations in 120 countries and more than 600 service and sales points worldwide. Its supply assembly and manufacturing units are located in China, Estonia, Finland, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. It employs 10,500 people.

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