Gates wants to have a huge financial center in Wroclaw
We wrote about the opening of Gates Business Services Europe at Business Garden Wroclaw on Legnicka Street in March 2021. At the time, due to the coronavirus pandemic, everything took place online. On September 9 this year, for the "grand opening" of Gates Business Services Europe at Business Garden Wroclaw, representatives of the U.S. company from Europe and their headquarters in Denver, Colorado have already flown to Wroclaw in person. The meeting was well attended by Gates employees and representatives of the city and organizations supporting the development of companies and investments in the capital of Lower Silesia.
Wroclaw is like a well-oiled machine and attracts companies from all over the world. We are pleased that the American Gates is developing its shared services center in Wroclaw. The city relies on innovation and versatility, and this American company produces components that are found everywhere - from construction machinery to household appliances or actuators.
Jakub Mazur, Deputy Mayor of Wroclaw
Gates is one of the market leaders in the production of high-tech rubber belts and hoses that are used in industry, hydraulics, agriculture and automotive applications.
Gates of the USA celebrates grand opening in Wroclaw
The Americans have reason to celebrate the "grand opening" of Gates Business Services Europe in Wroclaw, because when they started in 2021 they talked about employing 120 people in their shared services center. Now Gates Business Services Europe Wroclaw employs 90 people, and is expected to have 220.
Gates chose Wroclaw because of the availability of high-class specialists, as well as students and people who are just entering the job market.
Edyta Kwiatkowska, chief financial officer of Gates Business Services Europe in Wroclaw
Gates Business Services in Wroclaw is recruiting and looking for employees: accountants with foreign language skills, IT, analytics and pricing specialists
Gates Business Services in Wroclaw is the first Gates financial center in the world
Gates Business Services in Wroclaw is a shared services center for Gates in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. In Wroclaw, they support, among other things, financial functions and price analytics. IT and human resources management departments are also here.
The decision for Gates' financial SSC (Shared Services Centers) to be established in Wroclaw was made in 2019. Initially, the company rented premises in the city center. Gates Business Services Europe officially opened on March 1, 2020.
Wroclaw Gates Business Services Europe is the second branch of Gates Corporation in Lower Silesia. The company has had a plant in Legnica since 2001.
Each month Gates produces more than 1 million belts there: V-belts, multi-ribbed belts, synchronous belts and rubber compounds. The largest Gates distribution center in Europe is also there.
Gates Corporation of the USA in Wroclaw
Gates is a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power solutions. Gates offers a wide range of products to customers looking for replacement parts and to original equipment manufacturers ("first assembly") in the form of top-quality components. Gates participates in many sectors of the industrial and consumer markets.
Gates products play an important role in a wide variety of applications in many different markets, from difficult and dangerous industries such as agriculture, construction, manufacturing and energy, to everyday consumer applications such as printers, power washers, automatic doors, vacuum cleaners and virtually every form of transportation. Gates products are sold in 128 countries in four commercial regions: the Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa; China; and East Asia and India.
Modern business services sector in Wroclaw
Wroclaw's IT industry is home to more than 36,000 people, and the modern business services sector, another 52,000, and such international giants as KYNDRYL (the former IBM), Accenture, Capgemini, Dolby, Opera Software, Volvo IT, 3M, Nokia, GlobalLogic, BNY Mellon and Infor. The list also includes 110 large IT and R&D centers.
Americans are eager to invest in Wroclaw
Wroclaw's popularity among American investors is due to the city's increasingly high ranking in international rankings.