Polaris' first factory in Europe
PANATTONI Europe, a leading industrial property developer, has completed the first European factory for Polaris Industries Inc. The 33,000 sqm facility (355,000 sq ft) was built in Opole, at the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone Invest-Park in Poland.
Production of vehicles is expected to commence as early as September.
The production hall takes up 25,600 sqm of the facility (275,000 sq ft), the rest being warehousing and offices; construction work started at the beginning of August 2013.
"This is the manufacturer's first European factory. Up to 25 thousand quads and small all-terrain vehicles per year will be made for delivery to Europe, Middle East and Russia. Some 350 jobs will be created initially, with that number expected to grow in the future" said Boguslaw Dawiec, Plant Manager.
“Our Opole, Poland, plant is right on schedule for start up later this year,” Polaris President and COO Bennett Morgan said during Polaris’ first-quarter conference call in April.