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Stock announce largest industrial investment in Lublin in recent years

Stock announce largest industrial investment in Lublin in recent years

A new, environmentally friendly distillery is to be built at the Stock plant in Lublin. The cost of its construction is estimated at approximately PLN 120 million net. Thanks to the planned investment, Stock will be able to produce 100,000 litres of spirit per day in Lublin. Several dozen new employees will find work in the distillery. The investment, in addition to the use of innovative technology, will be distinguished by a number of pro-ecological solutions.

Plans for the new investment were presented at a press conference by Marek Sypek, President of the Management Board of Stock Polska Sp. z o.o. 

“It will be a model example of how advanced technology of the 21st century can be combined with care for the environment and our neighbours. When planning the new distillery, we set the bar very high. The entire facility will be full of greenery, even on the roof and walls; our energy and water recovery systems will be unique in the country; the installation will be perfectly soundproofed; and with the modern architectural design of the building, it will fit perfectly into the revitalisation of the ‘Za Cukrownią’ district, right next to Arena Lublin and the planned green metropolitan station.”, said Marek Sypek.

The construction of the new distillery should start in 2021 after obtaining the relevant environmental approvals and a formal building permit. The commissioning of the investment is planned for 2022. The installation will produce raw alcohol, which will later be used to produce alcohol for food (pure and flavoured vodkas and liqueurs), medical, pharmaceutical (disinfectants) and agricultural purposes, including for example, disinfecting liquids in cooperation with the National Agricultural Support Center (KOWR). Alcohol in the Lublin distillery will be produced largely on the basis of products from suppliers within the Lublin region, i.e. rye, wheat, triticale, barley and corn. The investment will be financed with Stock Polska's own funds.

“Such a large and modern investment will allow Lublin to strengthen its position on the European map of leading alcohol producers for many years to come. Thanks to the new distillery, we will be able to gain new foreign markets more easily. In turn, thanks to the excise tax and taxes paid by Stock, we can indirectly support the local community.”, adds Marek Sypek.

The distillery is being designed by Biotechnika from Łódź, which has been implementing similar investments in Poland and abroad (including the USA) for many years, including for companies such as ORLEN, AWW, Eko-Gaz or Bioagra SA. The new buildings will be located entirely on the existing industrial premises of the company, on the south-west side. It will require some demolition works and the adaptation of some squares and internal alleys. The total area of the new distillery with accompanying infrastructure will cover an area of approximately 5,800 m2, which is 1/10 of the current industrial plot of Stocka in Lublin.

“We will carry out the construction so that no trees have to be cut down and that most of the production installations are located along the railway tracks. Thanks to this, the investment will be friendly to the neighboring neighbours.” adds Krzysztof Put, Director of the Stock Polska plant in Lublin.

Environmental aspects and legal standards are of exceptional importance for the authorities and planners of Stock, therefore the new investment will be a model example of caring for the environment and nature. The distillery will have a modern photovoltaic installation and lighting based entirely on LED technology. This will enable the company to reduce electricity demand by up to 80%. Moreover, the production process will be optimised so as to minimise the need for thermal energy. Thanks to the unique technological combination of individual production nodes, the plant can save up to 3 million m3 of natural gas annually. The fermentation installation will be built in closed technology, which will ensure that no odours will be released to the outside. All social and household sewage and other industrial sewage will be treated in a new, highly efficient on-site treatment plant. As a result, the wastewater collected by MPWiK will not only meet, but even significantly exceed all national and European cleanliness standards. The use of shielding buildings and the appropriate construction of rooms and technologies will make the distillery exceptionally quiet for the environment. The plant will also collect rainwater, which will be reused, e.g. for watering greenery on the distillery building. Stock plans to plant plants on the roof and on the side facades (the so-called green walls). Live plants will improve the water retention capacity, absorb any dust from the plant's surroundings and enhance the visual value of the building.

The new investment will also bring positive economic effects on a local and national scale. The company will pay to the State Treasury and local government appropriate fees, including taxes and excise duties. It will also export Lublin vodka and spirit to EU countries and beyond. The investment will also bring about an increase in employment in the plant, both in production, warehouse and office positions. The first recruitments should start at the end of next year.

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Stock announce largest industrial investment in Lublin in recent years