Eastern European Markets
February, 17. 2006

Sabitec: Factory extension in Kolo Poland

Sanitec will expand the factory for bathroom ceramics and double the capacity in Kolo in Poland. The extension will be made on the existing premises of the factory and logistic center.

As a result of the project, the production capacity in Kolo will increase from 1 million to 2 million pieces per year. The construction will start in the second quarter of 2006, and the production is planned to begin in the second quarter of 2007.

"This is an important step to increase our capacity for bathroom ceramics in Central Europe, giving us the possibility to serve the markets in a flexible way," says Lennart Sunden President and CEO of Sanitec Corporation

A new distribution centre has been built during 2005 in the same place. Sanitec is a European multi-brand group that designs, manufactures and markets bathroom ceramics and bath and shower products. The Group is based around locally well known brands, which have strong positions and deep roots in the bathroom business, and is well positioned as a leading European provider for bathroom solutions.

In 2004, Sanitec's net sales amounted to EUR 898.9 million. The Group employs almost 7,000 people, mainly in Europe. The 28 production plants are located in Europe whereas the sales and marketing network operates world-wide.

For further information:
Sanitec Corporation, P.O. Box 447, FIN-00101 Helsinki, Finland,
tel. +358 9 709 5400, fax +358 9 773 1207,

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