From 25 to 27 September 2021, Cengiz Kamil Firat, the Turkish Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, visited Wrocław. One of the main goals of the event was a meeting with the city authorities, during which the possibilities of cooperation between Turkey and Wrocław were discussed.
- There are many areas in which the potential opportunities for our cooperation are very large - says Jakub Mazur, vice-president of Wrocław. - We talked with representatives of business, culture and the world of science. Thanks to this, we were able to discuss many issues that are extremely interesting from the perspective of Wrocław and Turkey. These include, first and foremost, the economic potential of both sides. We also talked about the possibility of a direct air connection with Turkey from the Wrocław airport. I am convinced that these talks will result not only in partnership, but also very attractive events for our residents.
During the ambassador's visit, work on an agreement on a partnership between Wrocław and Turkish Izmir was also started.
Possible turkology at the University of Wrocław
The ambassador's visit plan also included a meeting with the Turkish community, which numbered 130 people and 300 students in Wrocław. Cengiz Kamil Firat handed the consular insignia to the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Wrocław, Wojciech Kamiński. It took place at the headquarters of the Honorary Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey in Wrocław, which has been operating at Solny Square since December 2019.
Cengiz Kamil Firat also met with representatives of Wrocław universities to talk, inter alia, on student exchange and the possibility of opening the field of turkology at the University of Wrocław. In turn, at the seat of the Western Chamber of Commerce, the ambassador talked with entrepreneurs about the possibilities of economic cooperation and about the opening of a direct air connection between Wrocław and Turkey.
A window to the Asian market
According to the Turkish ambassador, Poland is developing very quickly and the Turkish market has great potential.
- We want to create bilateral investments, for example in connection with the implementation of new initiatives, such as Via Baltica - believes Cengiz Kamil Firat - We would like to increase the number of Polish investments in Turkey and Turkish investments in Poland. I think that Asia is currently the most promising investment direction, and we can be a window to this market. We also care about scientific exchange and cooperation between science and business, among others in the field of IT, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence. I hope that our contacts with the Wrocław University of Science and Technology will be developed.
The Turkish delegation included, among others, Embassy Counselors for Political, Commercial, Cultural and Consular Affairs and Director General of the Warsaw Office of Turkish Airlines and Director of the Yunus Emre Institute of the Turkish Cultural Center.
Record-breaking production of BSH at ul. Żmigrodzka. The company announces new investments and employment growth.
The millionth refrigerator rolled off the production line in the BSH production in Wrocław. This year, the company will produce a two-millionth oven in the capital of Lower Silesia. The company announces a further increase in production and employment as well as further investments.
BSH, the largest European manufacturer of household appliances, at its plants at ul. Żmigrodzka breaks a new production record.It was reported on October 4th this year that one million refrigerators and almost two million ovens have just been produced in the BSH plant in Wrocław. On this occasion, the company's heads, employees, representatives of the city and invited guests met at the company's headquarters. The company celebrated its production records by planting commemorative oaks near its Wrocław factories.
We have a lot to celebrate, because as we started our business in Wrocław four years ago, we said we wanted to hire 500 people. Today we already have 1,600 employees. The total value of BSH's investments in Wrocław exceeded PLN half a billion. We are still developing. The millionth refrigerator has rolled off our tapes and we want to have a two millionth oven by the end of the year. Ultimately, we want to produce two million devices annually. When increasing production, we also think about the research and development zone in Wrocław. Solutions developed here are later used in our plants around the world. - Konrad Pokutycki, President of the Management Board of BSH Hardware Gospodarstwa Domowego in Poland.
BSH Wrocław investment for over PLN 500 million
On the occasion of the record production, Konrad Pokutycki thanked the employees for their commitment, and the city authorities for their help. - I believed that we would succeed, because Wrocław is very strong in production, services and technical thought. The team of people we employ here has incredible energy. They know how to solve problems and create something new - he emphasizes.
Jakub Mazur, the vice-president of Wrocław thanked BSH for hundreds of workplaces in Wrocław and social sensitivity, for which BSH received an award from Jacek Sutryk, the mayor of Wrocław, during the Economic Forum in Karpacz - Socially Responsible Business.
The activity and development of BSH is a civilization leap for Wrocław. If BSH is among the world's best, then Wrocław is also in this group. This helps us build the city's sustainable development strategy. - Jakub Mazur, Deputy Mayor of Wrocław.