Rubb to Lay the Foundations for LG Electronics

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Biskupice Podgórne , Poland- Rubb was selected to help lay the foundations for Korean electronics giant, LG’s latest expansion in Europe.

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Increasing our presence in Poland allows us to better address Europe and North Africa’s demands, putting us on course to become the world’s top home appliance company by the middle of the decade.

Rubb was selected to help lay the foundations for Korean electronics giant, LG’s latest expansion in Europe.

Rubb Poland applied expertise to design, to manufacture and install three FX Thermohall structures to LG Electronics at Biskupice Podgórne, near Wrocław, Poland. NARA E&C commissioned the building on behalf of LG.

LG Electronics has expanded its production facilities in Biskupice Podgórne as part of its strategy to become the worlds’ 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’s demands, putting us on course to become the world’s top home appliance company by the middle of the decade.”

Two of the 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.

Hall FX 30x90 was built with trans-shipping loading platforms for three trucks. The buildings include a total of 14 gates. Ten gates measure 3m x 3m and include manual drives, three 3m x 3m gates feature electrical drives and one 4m x 4m gate is operated via a manual drive. Each gable end includes a fire personnel door measuring 1m x 2m (six in total).

The Thermo canvas 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.

Rubb was chosen for this project after LG chiefs were impressed by an existing Rubb project for ACERICO in Bielawa, Poland. The Thermohall insulation system helps maintain the correct temperature for the storage of refrigerators and washing machines.

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