US food maker Kellogg has begun work on a €110m expansion of its Pringles factory in Kutno, central Poland.
The 21,000 sq m facility, which is in the Lodz special economic zone, will expand the company’s Pringles output to 60,000 tonnes a year when complete in May 2021.
Dave Lawlor, the president of Kellogg Europe, commented: "We’re delighted to start work on this expansion of our plant here in Poland. We know that consumers love Pringles and we are seeing continued growth for Pringles across all of our core markets in Europe."
Kellogg built its Kutno factory in 2008 to make its Special K breakfast cereal. Pringles have been made there since 2014. The new line will expand its Pringles output by 34%.
The Pringle was developed by Proctor & Gamble in the late 1960s and sold to Kellogg for $2.7bn in 2012. They are notable for their shape, a hyperbolic paraboloid, and the fact that their designers used supercomputers to ensure that the chips’ structure would keep them in place during packaging and would not break when being stacked on top of each other.
Image: Kellogg’s Kutno factory (Kellogg Europe)