Europe: Slovakia wins new Jaguar Land Rover factory bid

12.08.2015 // Read More

Britain’s Jaguar Land Rover, the premium automaker owned by India’s Tata Motors, has announced that it signed a letter of intent to construct a new assembly facility in Slovakia. This is another sign the carmaker is expanding its manufacturing base away from its UK home, with the company – owned by Tata Motors since 2008 – ready to embark on a feasibility study for a factory in Nitra, western Slovakia. Their plan is to ...

Automotive sectors ready to employ

10.08.2015 // Read More

Polish automotive sector is ready to increase production and create new jobs. According to „Badania opinii i nastrojów przedstawicieli Automotive” (Survey on Opinion and Moods of Automotive representatives) by Exact Systems, such optimism in the sector hasn’t been recorded since 3 years. 59% representatives of automotive sector in Poland expect that the production of cars and automotive accessories will increase in the ...

Tata Jaguar Land Rover considering Poland plant

27.07.2015 // Read More

LONDON: Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to set up a new plant in eastern Europe and is zeroing in on Poland. According to the 'Sunday Times', JLR executives have been weighing up bids from Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Turkey for the factory, which will make about 2,00,000 cars a year. Senior industry sources told the newspaper that Poland had offered "huge" incentives. Jaguar produced about 4,50, ...

Poland election: President Komorowski concedes to rival Duda

25.05.2015 // Read More

Andrzej Duda celebrates on the release of the exit polls. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has conceded the election to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda following the release of exit polls.
They suggested Mr Duda had taken the run-off vote by 53% to 47%. Mr Duda had edged Mr Komorowski, who had been the favourite, in the first round but did not gain the 50% nee ...

Election official result in Poland (I election): Duda 34.76%, Komorowski 33.77%

12.05.2015 // Read More

The PKW State Electoral Commission announced the final results of the first round of Sunday’s presidential election just after midnight, Tuesday morning, following a delay in sending ballot protocols to Warsaw from two commissions in London.
The final results reveal that Andrzej Duda from the opposition Law and Justice party won 34.76 percent of Sunday’s vote, while incumbent president Bronisław Komorowski garn ...

Samsung Electronics in Wronki

13.02.2015 // Read More

On 12 September, Wronki near Poznań, held the ceremony of launching a new production line of Samsung Electronics. “This is 250 new jobs”, commented PAIiIZ president Sławomir Majman.
The project focuses on the increase of production capacity and expanding the range of washing machines and refrigerators that will be manufactured in Wronki by 2016. The investment will deliver mor ...

The unemployment rate in Poland

26.01.2015 // Read More

Ministry of Labour and Social Policy has published data on the unemployment rate in Poland. The registered unemployment rate at the end of December 2014 was the lowest since 2008 and reached 11.5%. After 5 years of constant increase of unemployment, at the end of 2014, for the first time, the unemployment rate reached the level lower than at the end of a previous year. In 2014, the number of unemployed fell by 332,100 y/y (decrease by 15.4%), ...

Polish firms optimistic towards future

23.01.2015 // Read More

Poland’s entrepreneurs are optimistic about the condition of the economy, according to Busometr ZPP, the economic sentiment indicator for small and medium-sized companies. The indicator amounted to 53.8 percent last December. Small (58.84 pct) and micro companies (54.5 pct) are the most optimistic towards economic prospects. Source:

General Motors investment in Poland

28.11.2014 // Read More

General Motors has confirmed an investment valued at €250m in Poland. Consortium will produce new generation engines. Project involves launching production of a new generation combustion engine. Wide range of innovative technologies will be applied in the new investment. They will be elaborated by GM research groups form Germany and Poland. Technology which will be applied to produce combustion engines has never been used in any other compan ...

Automotive cornerstone

13.11.2014 // Read More

November 13 in Września the official laying of foundation stone for the Volkswagen factory was held. The first models of Volkswagen Crafter will be produced in the second half of 2016. The ceremony was attended by deputy prime minister Janusz Piechociński, undersecretary of state at the Ministry of Economy Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik, president of PAIiIZ Sławomir Majman and representatives of the Volkswagen Group.

Deputy p ...