DARMSTADT, Germany—Automotive vibration control company Vibracoustic plans to invest $4.6 million to expand a facility in Sroda Slaska, Poland, that produces conventional and hydraulic chassis mounts for the automotive industry.
The expansion at the plant, Sroda Slaska I, involves new capacities for microcellular polyurethane components, and will establish a local prototyping facility that includes testing capabilities. The company said in an Aug. 8 statement that the move will help shorten development and industrialization for customer orders.
Vibracoustic expects to add 50 new jobs as a result of the expansion, mainly in the areas of production, maintenance and engineering. The 19-year-old Sroda Slaska I plant currently employs 360.
In a statement, Vibracoustic called the investment "a logical step" and noted that the move will position the firm "to achieve further growth and expand the company's market position."
Vibracoustic operates a second plant in Poland, Sroda Slaska II. Together, the Polish plants are two of the company's 43 worldwide locations, operating in 19 countries. The firm employs about 10,000 and reported total global sales of about $2.3 billion in 2017.