Rubb was selected to help lay the foundations for Korean electronics giant LG’s latest expansion in Europe.
Rubb Poland applied expertise to design, manufacture and install three FX Thermohall structures to LG Electronics at Biskupice Podgórne, near Wrocław, Poland. NARA E&C commissioned the buildings on behalf of LG.
Two buildings measure 30m wide x 125m long and one measures 30m wide x 90m long – all have 5m sidewalls. The buildings feature tunnels between the halls. The 30m x 90m FX hall was built with trans-shipping loading platforms for three trucks. The buildings include a total of 14 gates. There are also six fire personnel doors.
The Thermohall PVC cladding is 50mm thick. All steel frames are hot dip galvanized. The tunnels leading between the halls are constructed using steel plates (trapezoidal sheet metal), in anticipation of potential snow loads sliding down from the buildings.
LG Electronics has expanded its production facilities in Biskupice Podgórne as part of its strategy to become the world’s largest home appliance company in four years’ time. LG is increasing production of washing machines and refrigerators – two of LG’s most popular appliance products – in Poland, a key production hub in Europe for the company.
The addition of a new manufacturing line for washing machines will mean that the Wrocław plant will be able to produce 700,000 units a year. And starting in 2012, output of refrigerators will expand to 1.4 million units from the current 300,000 units.
“The European appliance market is critical to our future success and we are confident in our ability to keep up with the growing demand from consumers there,” said Young-ha Lee, President and CEO of LG Electronics Home Appliance Company.
“Increasing our presence in Poland allows us to better address Europe and North Africa demands, putting us well on course to become the world’s top home appliance company by the middle of the decade.”
04 / 2013