VMI Expands in Poland

Magda Sadowska

Following the success of its new production facilities in Poland, VMI has announced the opening of a further two manufacturing halls, as well as the appointment of Magda Sadowska as General Manager of the Lezsno facility.


Further Investments by VMI


The Poland factory opened in 2017 to enhance the global manufacturing base of the VMI Group. In order to facilitate continuing growth and deliver the service that the modern tyre industry demands. Plans for a second phase, which doubles the size of the plant, have been brought forward.



Magda Sadowska, who is an expert in lean manufacturing and quality systems, together with General Manager Jos van Oosterbosch, built the Lezsno facility from scratch, and is now responsible for a highly educated and motivated work force of over 150, with an ambitious recruitment and training programme ongoing.



Harm Voortman, CEO of the VMI Group commented: “VMI would like to thank Jos van Oosterbosch for building a world class facility and the successful start-up in Leszno. With the appointment of Magda Sadowska as General Manager of VMI Poland, we are convinced that the strategic role of Poland will contribute to the continued growth of VMI.”

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.

Email: david.wilson@retreadingbusiness.com

Phone: (44) 1270 668 718

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