Yulchon of Korea has been producing for the automotive industry in Korea and Mexico and is moving now to Poland as well, building a plant near Wroclaw, another major Korean investment in the Wroclaw metropolitan area. Yulchon Poland’s new plant in Komorniki near Wroclaw will cost more than PLN 100 million (EU 23 million).
Yulchon Poland has received a decision on support from the Legnicka Special Economic Zone and will build a new plant in Komorniki, in the Sroda Slaska municipality. The plant will produce, among other things, ERW (high-frequency welding) steel pipes for the automotive and machinery industries, the investor says.
Yulchon Poland’s investment includes the construction of external infrastructure facilities and halls with roads, parking lots, as well as the acquisition and installation of machinery, machinery park equipment, equipment, apparatus, instruments, production hall equipment and offices. The company plans to start production in the first quarter of 2025.
Yulchon manufactures parts for the automotive industry, such as bushings, steering columns, cylinders and outer tubes for car shock absorber, gas spring and oil lift; cylinders and outer tubes for car knuckle and clutch; tubes for car shaft, engine housing tubes, and hydraulic cylinders.
The investor stresses that the new Yulchon plant near Wroclaw will allow it to serve European customers. It will be a key location, strategic in attracting new customers and larger orders from existing partners in the growing automotive market, the company says.
“This will increase production capacity, allowing the company to respond to current demand for increased order volumes and the geographic dispersion of the parent company’s supply chain,” says Jaroslaw Ogrodnik, managing partner at law firm OSB LEGAL, representing the investor.
Yulchon’s planned activities are among the Intelligent Specializations of Lower Silesia, according to the Lower Silesia Innovation Strategy 2030 Auto-Moto-Aero-Space.
“The automotive industry dominates the areas of influence of the Legnicka Special Economic Zone. We are not stopping and are establishing another cooperation that will contribute to the development of this sector,” says Przemyslaw Bozek, president of the Legnicka Special Economic Zone.