Lorien completes factory expansion for combine harvester manufacturer

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Lorien Engineering Solutions has led the construction of a 20,000 sq m factory extension for one of Poland’s largest agricultural vehicle manufacturers.

Almost one in four combine harvesters bought in Poland is manufactured by CNH Industrial at its factory in Plock. The extension means CNH can expand its manufacturing capacity and range of combines and balers.

Lorien was commissioned to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services. The project kicked off in June 2017 with construction starting in October that year. The extension was completed on schedule in October 2018, when CNH obtained an occupancy permit.

Lukasz Kolendowicz, managing director of Lorien Engineering Polska, said: “This was a fast track construction project for which we used a clear procurement approach. 

“Construction work ran smoothly and in a pleasant atmosphere thanks to strong co-operation and a pro-active, scrupulous approach from the combined teams of CNH, the general contractor and Lorien. 

“The project was delivered within the allocated budget and within the ambitious timeframe of 16 months from the time we kicked off the project and started working on initial layouts.”

Lorien is an engineering design and project management firm, based in Wroclaw, with a client portfolio that includes some of Poland’s best-known manufacturers.

The company, headquartered in Burton-on-Trent, UK, specialises in projects for food, brewing, drinks, life sciences and advanced manufacturing. It is a division of GP Strategies Corporation, a global engineering and technical services organisation headquartered in Maryland, US.

Lorien’s revenues in the UK and Poland increased by 11% during 2017, and with a best-ever sales performance, it was the most successful year in the firm’s 33-year history.

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