News 11.06.2008

Rettig 15 years in Poland

Rettig Heating Sp.zo.o. celebrated its 15th anniversary and opening of a new production line in Rybnik in Poland.

The anniversary was celebrated together with customers, Rettig Group board and management, employees and the media on 8 May 2008. Also, the new production line that came on stream at the end of 2007 was officially opened. The investment amounts to EUR 13 million.   During these 15 years, the production facility in Rybnik in Poland has become the largest panel radiator factory in Europe. Sales in 2007 amounted to some EUR 100 million. The factory employs some 400 persons.  

The new production line has a capacity of 600 000 panel radiators per year. The investment allows to increase production volume annually by 24% and to achieve a total number of 2,6 million radiators produced per year. The whole of the additional production volume is planned to be exported to Germany and Russia.   The new production line is now the most modern in Europe ensuring high capacity and production quality. All types of Purmo Compact and Ventil Compact radiators are now produced in Rybnik. The line is fully automatic and it has several technological solutions, which improve production efficiency. Four robots handing over connections, electric engines that move the radiators during the production process, cooling transformers supplied with direct current (allows to decrease energy use by 40%) are examples of the main technical improvements. The new line saves energy and the whole production process is now even more precise.  

“When facing very strong competition in the market it is essential to provide the best customer service through quick and reliable deliveries. The investment in Rybnik is essential and strategic for the development of the Purmo brand, especially in Eastern Europe”, comments Franciszek Plaskura, Managing Director of Rettig Heating Sp.zo.o.   In addition to the plant in Rybnik, Rettig owns another panel radiator plant in Walcz, in the western part of the country. This factory serves the Vogel & Noot brand with sales of some EUR 60 million and some 400 employees.