Phoenix Contact E-Mobility, provider of a broad portfolio of products for the rapidly growing electromobility market – for the charging infrastructure as well as the vehicle charging interface, will expand its production capacity with a new 15,000 m² facility at the Science and Technology Park Rzeszów-Dworzysko. The new complex which will be built by full-service industrial real estate developer Panattoni is set to be ready by the end of 2020, start of 2021.
Phoenix Contact will use the new production location in Rzeszów for the manufacture and testing of various AC and DC charging cables that are supplied to leading automotive and charging infrastructure manufacturers. Production is scheduled to begin at the start of 2021 and the workforce will increase to over 250 employees within the next few years. In addition to his role as Director Business Administration at the company's headquarters in Schieder-Schwalenberg, Marwin Achenbach will also head up the management team responsible for the new facility. Moreover, IATF-compliant production and business processes will be implemented to ensure that the innovative products meet high quality requirements.
Project manager Christoph Paetzold comments that the chosen location offers many advantages: “Rzeszów is a dynamic and fast-growing city with universities and many well-established industrial companies. The region is also known as Aviation Valley due to the numerous aerospace companies located in the area. We hope that this environment will help ensure the long-term success of our production location.” Situated close to an airport and benefiting from a well-developed road infrastructure, the Science and Technology Park Rzeszów-Dworzysko offers many advantages from a logistics point of view.
The Phoenix Contact Group already has strong ties to Poland through its subsidiary Phoenix Contact Wielkopolska in Nowy Tomyśl. Electrical engineering components for the Group have been produced there since 1994. A total of around 2600 people work at this location.