Corning Celebrates Opening of Second Manufacturing Site
in Strykow, Poland

Expanded campus is Corning’s largest manufacturing site for optical solutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Corning Optical Communications facility in Strykow

Corning has celebrated the opening with a ribbon-cutting at the site, which adjoins an existing Corning Optical Communications operation in Strykow.
The expanded Strykow campus will be Corning’s largest manufacturing site for optical connectivity solutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The expansion follows Corning’s strategy of locating its facilities close to its customers to facilitate supply for their immediate needs and to provide Corning with advantaged access to global markets.
“With this expansion, supported by strong customer commitments, Corning continues to invest in growth,” said Michael Bell, senior vice president and general manager, Optical Connectivity Solutions, Corning Optical Communications. “The rapid escalation in data requirements is fueling demand for our optical connectivity solutions. This expansion addresses demand from fiber-to-the-home providers and data center operators in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.”

Cutting the ribbon

Corning is adding a substantial number of jobs at the new facility, including production and warehouse employees as well as engineers.
“To expand our manufacturing in Strykow, Corning is turning again to the region’s well-trained, highly-skilled workforce, which has helped fuel our success,” said Mariusz Bielawski, Strykow plant manager for Corning. “The training offered by area educational institutions such as Lodz University of Technology is also a significant asset.”
Guided by its Strategy and Capital Allocation Framework, Corning is investing to expand capacity, innovate, and increase market access in optical communications and other business sectors. Expanding capacity in Strykow is part of the company’s plan to maintain its market-leading position as the world’s largest fiber producer with the lowest-cost manufacturing platform, and to achieve its goal of $5 billion in optical communications annual sales by 2020.