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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Foreign direct investments in Polish Special Economic Zones

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.



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