Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki met with EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton in Nowa Dęba. The meeting concerned the joint purchase of ammunition by European Union countries and increasing the production capacity of the Polish arms industry. The head of the Polish government announced that the Council of Ministers will adopt a special long-term programme within the next few days, which will support the production of ammunition in various parts of our country.
The meeting between the head of the Polish government and Commissioner Thierry Breton took place at one of the factories that produces ammunition for Polish Krab cannon howitzers. Metalworks Factory DEZAMET is a company which is part of the Polish Arms Group. The company, which employs almost 700 people, is one of the leading employers in the region.
Since 2019, the plant has expanded its production and storage infrastructure and purchased modern machinery and equipment. This has allowed the production of medium and large calibre ammunition.
Poland has joined other European Union countries for joint purchases of ammunition. This international initiative will enable greater purchases at a better price, which will directly translate into a more effective strengthening of our security.
The visit of the Commissioner for Industry and the Internal Market to Poland is above all an opportunity to make arrangements and discuss the details of the decisions to be implemented. Commissioner Thierry Breton thanked Poland for the tremendous effort it is putting into supporting Ukraine.
“In cooperation with the Polish government, we want to increase production capacity. We are very determined, we will achieve what is needed, but in the long term we must also increase our production capacity in Europe to allow our defence industry to produce on the scale necessary in the current geopolitical situation”, stressed the European Union Commissioner for Industry and the Internal Market.