This coming Tuesday, November 29, the MOD21 production facility in Ostaszewo, near Toruń, will be officially inaugurated. The ERBUD Group is thus launching a new business segment with sales potential in the hundreds of millions of zlotys.
The opening of the MOD21 factory will be participated by around 1,000 guests from all over the world, for whom 21 attractions from the world of high-tech, VR, modules and ecology have been prepared in addition to a tour of the factory.
– The launch of MOD21 is a unique event and a milestone in the history of the ERBUD Group. It also crowns months of titanic work by our employees who, despite extremely unfavourable conditions and market environment - a coronavirus pandemic, the collapse of global supply chains, and the outbreak of war in Ukraine or rampant inflation - completed the project in a timely manner. It is a demonstration of the strength of our organisation. Today, we are launching with the most modern modular building factory in Europe with a fully automated production line. I am convinced that the production of modular buildings under the MOD21 brand will become a significant component for the ERBUD Group – emphasises Dariusz Grzeszczak, President of the ERBUD Group.
The opening of the factory will be culminated by a panel discussion under the title: “Building the future” with the participation of the “German climate pope”, Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, and other distinguished guests including: the President of the Polish Business Council Wojciech Kostrzewa and the German Ambassador in Poland, Mr Thomas Bagger.
Under the new business area of the ERBUD Group, which is being developed under the MOD21 brand, the Group envisages the construction of large buildings made of modular timber structures - hotels, office buildings, student residences, hospitals and public buildings. The Group intends to reach full capacity at the Ostaszewo plant in 2026 and will then produce approximately 100,000 m2 of total module space per year.
- We are ready to start manufacturing and sales next year. Today we have a completed workforce and machinery. We will launch full speed in January. At that time we will also sign the first contracts, some of which are already in place. Timber-based modular buildings are the future of construction. Implementation under this model is fast, energy efficient and the facilities themselves, with their high standards of implementation, will be sustainable and energy efficient. Modular construction from environmentally friendly renewable materials fits perfectly into the EU's plan for a green transformation of the economy, one of the pillars of which is the development of products and services with a reduced, optimally close to zero carbon footprint. I would like to remind that, together with the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, we have developed a calculator comparing the carbon footprint of traditional construction based on concrete and on modules made of wood. – states Theodor Kaczmarczyk, President of MOD21.
The MOD2 plant meets advanced environmental standards and is ultimately intended to be an energy-neutral and zero-emission facility. The assembly of the production line, supplied by the German company WEINMANN, a world leader in the prefabricated building material plant equipment segment, has been completed at the plant.
Environmental sustainability has been embedded in the company’s DNA of Poland’s leading construction group for a long time. ERBUD is committed to being a leader and trendsetter in the transformation process. One significant step in this direction is the production of wooden modular buildings. In the opinion of experts, timber construction is the most appropriate direction for achieving climate neutrality in the construction industry. The sector currently accounts for 38 per cent of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
The ERBUD Group is also a leading participant in the Polish RES market. In 2021, the ONDE Group, part of the ERBUD Group, exceeded the historic threshold of 3 GW of equipment capacity at all wind and photovoltaic farms implemented since the company’s inception, and the year itself was a record-breaking year in terms of RES construction: completed with 13 wind projects and 64 solar farms, with a total generation potential of almost 0.4 GW.