PALATINE -- Weber Inc. Thursday said it has officially opened its European-based manufacturing and distribution hub in Zabrze, Poland.
The center is the company's first manufacturing facility outside the United States and improves its ability to meet fast-growing product demand within the region, Weber said.
The Weber manufacturing team in Europe will produce barbecue grills. The center also features a Weber Grill Academy Experience Center, a hands-on learning space dedicated to the art and skill of barbecuing through culinary classes, interactive chef's tables, private parties and corporate team-building events held virtually or in person.
"Our new manufacturing and distribution center marks an important milestone in Weber's global expansion and European growth," said Chris Scherzinger, chief executive officer of Weber. "A key element of our growth plans includes our 'make-where-we-sell' strategy."