DigiTimes: LG Electronics recently announced it plans to start producing LCD TVs at its new production line in Wroclaw, Poland in September. This is about six months earlier than its original schedule, according to a report from the Korean Herald. The capacity from the new plant will increase to five million units in 2010, up from two million in 2006.
LGE began constructing the line in Wroclaw at the beginning of this year. This is the third production line for the South Korea-based company in Poland. LGE’s Mlawa plant has two production lines for PDP (plasma display panel) TVs and LCD TVs, respectively.
Last week, the South Korea-based company also announced it has completed construction of a Russian plant for flat-panel TVs and home appliances. LGE invested a total of US$150 million (around €118 million) in the 49.5 hectare complex. The facility will produce 500,000 digital TVs (DTVs) annually and the capacity will be doubled to one million units by 2008, according to a company press release.
LGE currently has global production facilities in two South Korean cities, Mexico, the UK, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kazakhstan and Egypt, added the company.