A Polish munitions company is ramping up production as part of Europe's plan for Ukraine
Polish ammunition producer Dezamet, part of the state arms group Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), will significantly increase its production capacity in order to supply Ukraine with ammunition financed by the European Union, the Polish Prime Minister said today. Mateusz Morawiecki.
Morawiecki's announcement comes ahead of a planned visit by European Commission Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton to Desamets on Monday.
Seventeen EU member states and Norway agreed this week to jointly procure ammunition to help Ukraine and replenish its own stockpiles, the European Defense Agency said.
Desamet, which produces ammunition for artillery, mortars and grenade launchers, is one of 50 arms companies in the PGZ group.
"That factory can count on new orders and funds, we will start new production lines in this company and in others for the production of ammunition," Morawiecki told Polish radio RMF when asked by reporters about Breton's visit to the factory.
"We want to multiply production as quickly as possible," he added.
Morawiecki said he also expects private companies in Poland to increase ammunition production.
PGZ intends to increase the number of employees by several thousand people, the head Sebastian Chvalek said yesterday. The group currently employs around 20.000 people.