Toy-maker Playmobil is to invest a further €30 million in its Malta plant and add 200 people to its workforce of 1000.

The announcement was made during a tour of the company's large factory in Hal Far by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

Dr Muscat said the investment was a result of Malta's competitiveness and a new collective agreement signed by the GWU.

He said Malta Enterprise and other government agencies had worked promptly and efficiently to facilitate the realisation of the investment proposals.

The investment will see the company extend its facilities and add new lines to cater for increased demand.

German-owned Playmobil started production in Malta in 1971 and has been growing steadily. It also announced a €15m investment in 2013.

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