UPB invests 11 million euro in construction of a prefabricated concrete production facility in Liepaja
UPB, one of the largest industrial holdings in the Baltic States, has started construction of a new production facility of prefabricated concrete structures in Liepaja investing 11 million euro. It is planned to build 4900 m2 of production premises and 2900 m2 of warehouse premises for finished products, and also to modernise the existing concrete factory.
“Extensive investments in the new prefabricated concrete plant of MB Betons, a company of our group, and modernisation of the existing infrastructure will let us offer prefabricated concrete structures with even higher added value. This means that the production facility will perform most of technologically complex processes and we will be able to deliver more finished products to our customers, thus reducing the share of works and the time spent on them on the construction site”, explains Dainis Bērziņš, the Chairman of the Board of UPB.
The new production facility is planning to produce prefabricated concrete façade elements using different decorative finishing elements such as façade bricks or tiles, and concrete of different colours. It will also be possible to produce different hydride elements, mount windows in prefabricated concrete elements and perform other works. This makes it possible to do more not on the construction site, but at the production facility, and thus increase the value of the finished element.
“The future production facility will open up better opportunities for entering new markets such as the United Kingdom, where the customers require a particularly high-quality and specific product – in this case, prefabricated concrete façades with characteristic traditional brick finishing”, D. Bērziņš adds.
The production facility will be located at Cukura Street 34, Liepāja, extending its production infrastructure by almost 60%. It is also planned to modernise the existing concrete production facility and to improve its adjacent territory with an area of 10,000 m2. Work in the new production premises is expected to be started in autumn 2021, and the extension of the production facility is expected to create 50 new jobs.
The project for the MB Betons prefabricated concrete production facility was developed by UPB Projekti designing office, while construction works will be performed by UPB Nams.
UPB is one of the largest industrial holdings in the Baltics. Design, production, logistics, construction and service are the areas, where the name of UPB has been well-known for more than 29 years. The advantage of the group of companies is the ability to offer integrated solutions for glass, metal, concrete structures, as well as for energy and mechanical engineering.
The biggest groups of the UPB group of companies are MB Betons group, RK Metāls group, AILE group, UPB Energy group and UPB Nams group. UPB currently employs more than 1900 employees. UPB companies and the network of its production facilities cover the entire territory of Latvia and covered production areas reach 62,000 m2. UPB has representation offices in 9 countries – Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Belarus and Azerbaijan.
About MB Betons
The MB Betons Group includes two prefabricated concrete production facilities – in Liepaja and Daugavpils, 11 ready-mixed concrete production facilities in the territory of Latvia and a representation office in Sweden, three quarries of inert materials, an accredited concrete research lab in Riga and Daugavpils and designing office in Latvia.