14 February 2017
Since the beginning of its economic transformation, Poland has been chosen by many foreign (public and private) investors as a place to implement numerous investments. Recently, examples of foreign direct investments implemented by major global corporations included:
- Daimler's investment valued at over PLN 2 billion, in construction of a factory manufacturing modern automobile engines in Jawor, Lower Silesia;
- Zalando's investment valued at approximately PLN 800 million, in the construction of an international logistics centre in Gryfin near Szczecin;
- Volkswagen's investment valued at approximately PLN 3.4 billion, in construction of a factory in Białężyce near Września, in which the new Volkswagen Crafter will be manufactured;
- LG Chem's investment valued at over PLN 1.3 billion, in construction of the first factory in Europe in which batteries for electric cars will be manufactured;
- Toyota Motor Europe's investments valued at approximately PLN 650 million (Toyota's total investment in production investments in Poland amounts to over PLN 4 billion), in construction of new production lines in Wałbrzych in 2018 (hybrid gearboxes) and in Jelcz-Laskowice in 2017 and 2019 (petrol engines).
All the above-mentioned investments are or will be implemented in special economic zones ("SEZ"). In the past, many other projects of various natures were implemented in SEZ, among other things: production facilities, logistics parks, warehousing facilities, assembly plants for equipment and components.