Nuctech Warsaw opens new plant in Poland's Kobyłka
The Warsaw branch of Nuctech, the security inspection arm of Tsinghua Holdings' Tongfang Co., Ltd., opened a new plant in Kobyłka, Poland, on September 25.
Nuctech is one of the largest security inspection equipment, technology, and service providers in the world, having clients from over 150 countries and regions.
The new 5,800-square meter plant in Kobyłka has met the latest European career health safety and environmental protection standards in its construction and operation. It now has 77 Polish employees, compared with eight from China.
Locals perform a dance at the opening ceremony [Photo/Chinanews.com]
Xu Xiaofeng, commercial counselor at China's embassy in Poland, saying at the opening ceremony that China and Poland have become the largest economic and trade partners of each other in the region. According to Chinese statistics, China-Poland bilateral trade volume reached 13.5 billion dollars in the first seven months of 2018, an increase of 18 percent year-on-year.
There has been more and more China's investments in Poland in the fields of lithium batteries, R&D innovation, food processing, transportation and logistics, and machinery and electronics, Xu added.
"A large container or vehicle inspection system equipment may consist of thousands of parts, and eighty percent of them are manufactured or purchased locally," said Fu Qiyuan, general manager of Nuctech Europe.
Since its establishment in 2004 when Poland became a member of the European Union, Nuctech Warsaw has developed step by step, providing locally-produced security and inspection products and integrated solutions for customs, airports, ports, railways, urban transit, and major events in Europe.
The company currently has an over 90 percent share of large container scanning devices in the European market. The new plant is expected to become Europe's largest manufacturing base of professional security inspection equipment.
The opening of the new plant is "a milestone in Chinese direct investment in Poland", as it helps Poland gain an industry-leading position in security inspection, said Krzysztof Senger, vice-president of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency.
Chen Zhiqiang, chairman of Nuctech, takes a look at an accelerator, the locally produced core part of security inspection equipment, in Poland. [Photo/Chinanews.com]