The Chinese company Sanhua Automotive has invested between PLN 160 million and PLN 208 million in a plant for the production of thermal system parts for electric and hybrid vehicles in the Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSSE). The plant is expected to create 350 new jobs by 2025.
The plant will produce parts for electric and hybrid cars in the KSSE, mainly heat pumps, heat exchangers, valves and cooling units, which are needed for the thermal management systems of new energy vehicles. The plant will be created by reactivating the existing production facilities in Tychy and will be built on an area of 13,000 sq m.
“It is a great honor for Sanhua Automotive Poland to become part of the KSSE community and actively participate in the further development of the local market. SANHUA Automotive is a leading supplier of advanced automotive systems and components to major OEMs, specializing in thermal management systems. Sanhua Automotive Poland was established on December 1, 2022 and is located at ul. Turyńska 80 in Tychy, alongside the expansion of over 13,000 sq m of a new plant where a new large production line of cooling units with a capacity of 3.5 million, a line for the production of integrated modules with a capacity of 1.1 million and product lines of other heat exchangers will be built.
“We continue to grow on the EU market with a majority of OEM and Tier 1 customers, which is consistent with our strategy,” said Executive GM Sanhua Automotive Poland Zhiyun Dai.
KSSE was selected as the best economic zone in Europe by FDI Business Financial Times 2019, and today is defined by its authorities as one of the most attractive investment regions in Poland.
“The new investment by Sanhua Automotive Poland is proof of the dynamic development and attractiveness of the Katowice Special Economic Zone. It is another step towards strengthening the region’s economy and creating new, valuable jobs,” said Janusz Michałek, President of the Management Board of the Katowice Special Economic Zone.