For the third time since the plant's founding in 1998, film manufacturer Manuli Stretch Group (Milan / Italy; www.manulistretch.com) will expand production at its Schkopau site. By the end of 2012, subsidiary Manuli Stretch Deutschland will invest an additional EUR 21m in a 4,000 m² production area and two new film extrusion lines with a capacity of 40,000 t/y. The present workforce of 144 is set to rise to 175.
Once the project is completed, the plant in the "Dow Value Park" will have a capacity of 140,000 t/y. In 2008 the group posted sales of EUR 319.5m - with Schkopau alone generating EUR 122m.