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Selena bets on increasing production capacity

Selena Group – global manufacturer and distributor of construction chemicals – completed the expansion of its sealant and adhesive production […]

Selena Group – global manufacturer and distributor of construction chemicals – completed the expansion of its sealant and adhesive production plant Libra, Poland. Investing in new technology and equipment along with increased storage capacity let Libra’s manufacturing capacity grow by 40%. The investment was worth about 2,5 million euros.

Libra production complex is one of two high-tech plants manufacturing quality adhesive and sealing products in the Selena Group. The investment is to meet the forecasted – both in Poland and in other developing countries – growing demand for the merchandise. Libra had already been using almost 90% of its production capacity in 2010. Therefore, it was vital to adjust the plant’s capacity to the ever growing market needs, also to ensure Selena’s competitive stance. Furthermore, a new high bay warehouse was erected in order to optimize logistics.

„The growth of production and sales forecasted for the plant in the years 2011-2014 meant that increasing Libra’s manufacturing capacity became necessary. We consistently invest in innovation and product range in order to strengthen our competitive stance. At the same time, we work on improving our efficiency – through optimization in production and logistics, among others” – said Jarosław Michniuk, Selena FM CEO.

Selena invested in new machinery and equipment for Libra, such as chemical reactor for the production of sealants and adhesives (with containers for raw materials and automated system for dosing the materials) and three automated confectioning lines with a packaging system and printers.

Construction of a new 5000m2 warehouse increased storage space from 2500 pallet places to about 7000. The warehouse was also fitted with high bay racks and specialized, electric-powered forklifts with inductive-guidance system. Ultimately, the warehouse will be managed through an integrated IT system.

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