Danish company expands production in war-torn Ukraine


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The war in Ukraine has sent the business world on a detour, and many companies have probably questioned their presence in the country after Russia’s invasion at the beginning of the year.

However, the Danish industrial company Mekoprint is experiencing an increasing demand for its products, which is why it is forced to significantly expand production in Ukraine.

The company announced this on Wednesday.

The decision to expand comes after careful consideration of whether it is still safe and appropriate to maintain production in the country as the war continues to rage.

Production remains in the small town of Chernyakhiv, located 160 kilometers northwest of the capital Kyiv.

In a larger city about 20 kilometers from the city, there have been missile attacks in the past. Nevertheless, it has been assessed that the situation in that part of the country speaks for staying at the present time.

According to the company’s director, Anders Kold, the employees are naturally concerned. But they would rather go to work than sit at home and follow news about the war, he says.

Mekoprint produces and develops components for electronics and industrial companies. These can be, for example, printed sensors, cabinets and cables.

The expansion means that the company gets more than three times as much space as before.

Out of a total of 700 employees, almost 100 of them are in Ukraine. They are all Ukrainians. That number is expected to double within the next two to three years.

Mekoprint temporarily closed its factory in Ukraine earlier this year as a result of the war. Instead, it was decided to move it to Poland for a period of six weeks.

“In this connection, we sent our Ukrainian employees home with full pay for the entire period. We wanted to make sure that they didn’t have to worry about their job situation,’ says Anders Kold.

Should problems again arise in that part of the country, Mekoprint will once again move production to Poland for a while.

The company’s customers include Siemens, Volvo and Danfoss.

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