Valeo has announced a new manufacturing facility for Poland. The new lighting systems manufacturing plant will take the total number of Valeo production facilities in the country to five when it opens at the end of 2004. The greenfield facility of over 20,000 square metres could employ up to 600 people at full capacity. Located in Chrzanow next to the country's largest motorway, the facility is being constructed principally to supply lighting systems for a large-volume contract won by Valeo last year and will also supply a number of other vehicle manufacturers in Europe as well as the aftermarket.