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How the business has changed in Wroclaw?

Year:
2000

Siemens sets up its Software Development Center. The company is planning to hire 20 employees. They receive 800 CVs after one week. There is no modern office space in the city so the international giant decides to establish its branch in a part of the former Elwro buildings at Ostrowskiego Street. Siemens is one of few global companies in Wroclaw and the Agglomeration. Because of the fact that Poland is not a member of the European Union, manufactures, IT and modern business services sector don’t invest in Wroclaw.

2020

Wroclaw is called ,,Polish Silicon Valley’’ and the best place to set and grow technological companies. There are 300 IT companies that hire 36,000 employees. 52,500 people work for the manufacturing industry, 51,900 are employed in the modern business services sector. Polish and international companies are continuously growing, opening new plants and extend the scope of their business activity. Wroclaw offers over 1,000,000 m2 of a modern office space. It is estimated that 10% of citizens are foreigners. Thousands of them came to Wroclaw to work in international companies.

Top
investors

2018

Schaeffler Global Services Europe

Global automotive and manufacturing elements provider, Schaeffler established a modern business service centre for various departments and functions: finance, purchase, logistics, HR, IT and digitalisation...

2018

Schaeffler Global Services Europe

Global automotive and manufacturing elements provider, Schaeffler established a modern business service centre for various departments and functions: finance, purchase, logistics, HR, IT and digitalisation. The enterprise has ambitious plans to create 800 new positions within the next 5 years.

2018

Olympus

Olympus is a leading global technologies producer for medical systems, scientific solutions and digital cameras...

2018

Olympus

Olympus is a leading global technologies producer for medical systems, scientific solutions and digital cameras. It opened  a new branch in June 2018 for shared services centers for Europe, Middle East and Africa. The company’s residence is located in a modern Retro Office building in the city centre.

2017

Mondelez

This research, development and quality centre is located in Bielany Wroclawskie. Thanks to a 17 million dollar investment, 250 positions were created there...

2017

Mondelez

This research, development and quality centre is located in Bielany Wroclawskie. Thanks to a 17 million dollar investment, 250 positions were created there. New cookies and chocolates recipes for Alpen Gold, Lubisie, Prince Polo or Oreo brands are among others developed in these modern laboratories.

2016

LG Chem (LG Energy Solution)

The future of automotive manufacturing is the electric car. What’s more...

2016

LG Chem (LG Energy Solution)

The future of automotive manufacturing is the electric car. What’s more, related to this trend is the wider technological change’ arguably the most important revolution in the automotive industry for decades. Thanks to the construction of the car battery factory near Wrocław by LG Chem, our region has become a significant place in the European market.

2015

Ryanair Labs

Ryanair is the largest European air carrier in terms of passengers, which began the era of low-cost flights...

2015

Ryanair Labs

Ryanair is the largest European air carrier in terms of passenger[1] s, which began the era of low-cost flights, making them available to almost everyone. Ryanair Labs were established in 2015. The company develops the reservation system, mobile application and website in the region. When you buy another vacation ticket or show your boarding pass on your mobile phone, remember that it's all created by IT specialists from Wroclaw.

2014

UTC (Collins Aerospace)

After over 20 years of restricting operations, the Wroclaw PZL Hydral plant has enlisted a world-class investor - the American company UTC Aerospace Systems...

2014

UTC (Collins Aerospace)

After over 20 years of restricting  operations, the Wroclaw PZL Hydral plant has enlisted a world-class investor - the American company UTC Aerospace Systems. The factory is constantly growing, investing and increasing employment from the very beginning. The investor has also established a research and development center in Wroclaw and actively cooperates with the Wrocław University of Science and Technology.

2013

Nestlé

There are over 13 million cats and dogs in Poland and Purina is among the most recognised food products for them...

2013

Nestlé

There are over 13 million cats and dogs in Poland and Purina is among the most recognised food products for them. It so happens that the Nestlé company, which produces the animal feed, has its own ultramodern plant in the Wroclaw Agglomeration. It was the largest industrial investment in 2012. The plant in Nowa Wieś Wrocławska currently employs nearly 800 people and produces the feed for the majority of Central European countries.

2012

Dolby Laboratories

The Dolby software development center deals with research and development in the scope of sound quality and TV/cinema broadcasts...

2012

Dolby Laboratories

The Dolby software development center deals with research and development in the scope of sound quality and TV/cinema broadcasts. It is one of the most advanced units of its type in Poland, while Dolby one of the most attractive employers. Before making a decision to implement the project in Wroclaw, the investor had been analysing the potential of Wrocław for a long time, particularly in terms of the availability of top computer scientists.

2011

EY

EY is a leading global consulting company that belongs to the elite group of the so-called Big Four...

2011

EY

EY is a leading global consulting company that belongs to the elite group of the so-called Big Four. The analysis, conducted by the team responsible for choosing the location for EY’s first global service center, was extremely comprehensive and covered over 25 categories. Wroclaw was recognised by the investor as the best balanced city.

2010

Pittsburgh Glass Works

As a result of the global financial crisis, Pittsburgh Glass Works investment was one of the few significant manufacturing projects in Poland...

2010

Pittsburgh Glass Works

As a result of the global financial crisis, Pittsburgh Glass Works investment was one of the few significant manufacturing projects in Poland. Thanks to the excellent cooperation between ARAW and Legnica Special Economic Zone, the investor considered Sroda Slaska the best place to locate its windows plant for  premium cars.

2009

IBM

IBM IT Service Centre was the biggest investment project of its type in Europe and the Middle East in 2009...

2009

IBM

IBM IT Service Centre was  the biggest investment project of its type in Europe and the Middle East in 2009. Initially, the company didn’t take Wroclaw into consideration. The city was added to the list of potential locations due to ARAW conference call with IBM. The outstanding support of the deputy mayor Rafał Dutkiewicz  and other parties’ involvement  contributed to Wroclaw success.

2008

Credit Suisse

Initially, the investor planned to create 500 FTE, in the best-case scenario. Today...

2008

Credit Suisse

Initially, the investor planned to create 500 FTE, in the best-case scenario. Today, Credit Suisse employs 4,500 people and is the premier business services sector employer in Wroclaw.

2007

Google

Google’s branch in Wroclaw is responsible for digital marketing and customer service. The investment was the first Google’s operational centres in Central East Europe...

2007

Google

Google’s branch in Wroclaw is responsible for digital marketing and customer service. The investment was the first Google’s operational centres in Central East Europe. According to Polish and Wroclaw students, the company has been one of the best employers for many years.

2006

UPS

UPS was the second global company, after HP, that decided to set up its global service center in Wroclaw...

2006

UPS

UPS was the second global company, after HP, that decided to set up its global service center in Wroclaw. This investment has bolstered the city’s position and has attracted rapidly growing SSC/BPO sector.

The future of business: where will we be by 2030?

Wroclaw is a leading dynamically growing city in Europe and international IT hub. The city is well-known for its numerous research and development centers and prestigious universities. The best employees are trained in the corporate centers of excellence for global companies. Industry 4.0 which is based on intelligent factories and innovative technologies, flourishes besides advanced business modern services.

Companies list

  • Aerospace

  • Becker Avionics
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Paradigm Precision
  • Radiotechnika Marketing
  • Ryanair
  • Unison GE
  • XEOS
  • Automotive

  • AKS Precision Ball
  • Autoliv
  • BASF
  • Robert Bosch
  • Carcoustics
  • Chassis Brakes
  • Daimler
  • EtoMagnetic
  • Faurecia
  • Gates
  • Gestamp
  • GKN
  • Govecs
  • GTHR
  • Industrias Alegre
  • Lear
  • Leoni
  • LG Energy Solution
  • NSK
  • Pittsburgh Glass Works
  • Ronal
  • Sanden
  • Simoldes Plasticos
  • Sitech
  • Teknoware
  • Toyota
  • Vibracoustic
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • ZF Wroclaw
  • BPO

  • Contract Administration
  • CSS Corp
  • DXC
  • Impel Business Solutions
  • Xylem
  • Chemical / Pharmaceutical

  • 3M
  • BASF
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Clarena
  • E&S
  • Hasco-Lek
  • Herbapol
  • LG Energy Solution
  • Linde Gaz
  • MacoPharma
  • Materialise
  • Oleofarm
  • Paragon Medical
  • PPG
  • PCC SE
  • Selena
  • S-Lab
  • US Pharmacia
  • Contact centre / Debt Collection

  • ACN
  • CCIG
  • Intrum
  • KRD
  • Kruk SA
  • Lindorff
  • Pyszne.pl
  • Qatar Airways
  • Santander Consumer Bank
  • Ultimo
  • E-commerce / Logistics

  • AB SA
  • Amazon
  • Crusar
  • DHL
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • MBS Logistics
  • Panalpina
  • Pattonair
  • Raben
  • Schavemaker
  • Rohlig Suus
  • THG
  • Tim
  • Trans.eu
  • UPS
  • Electronics / White goods

  • Asplex
  • Bafang Electric
  • BSH
  • Universal Scientific Industrial
  • Dongseo
  • Electrolux
  • Elica
  • Heesung
  • Hemmersbach
  • Ilpea
  • Italmetal
  • Komsa
  • Lapp Kabel
  • LG Display
  • LG Electronics
  • LG Innotek
  • MSI
  • Posco
  • TelForceOne
  • Vestel
  • WagoElwag
  • Whirlpool
  • Food processing

  • Bama
  • Bulk Powders
  • Cargill
  • Lorenz Snack-World
  • McCain
  • Mondelez
  • Nestle Purina
  • Nordis
  • PPO Siechnice
  • Sonko
  • Tarczyński/ Wratislavia
  • IT services

  • Accenture
  • Altimi Solutions
  • Aptitude Software
  • Atos
  • AxiomSL
  • Birlasoft
  • InfiniITCodelab
  • BTech
  • Capgemini
  • Ciklum
  • Clearcode
  • Cogniance
  • Comarch
  • CrazyCall
  • Criteriamx
  • CSS Corp
  • DataArt
  • Divante
  • Duco
  • Epam Systems
  • Epiq Systems
  • FrameLogic
  • Gorilla Group
  • HCL
  • Hicron
  • IBM
  • Infor
  • Infosys
  • Infusion
  • InsERT
  • Intive
  • IT Kontrakt
  • Luxsoft
  • Mphasis
  • NBC
  • Objectivity
  • Ocado
  • OpsTalent
  • QAD
  • Quality Task Force
  • PGS Software
  • RST
  • Ryanair Travel Labs
  • Sente
  • SI Consulting
  • Sii
  • S3 Group
  • Softserve
  • Spyrosoft
  • Sygnity
  • Talex
  • Tieto
  • Tigerspike
  • Tooploox
  • Transition Technologies
  • Unic
  • Unity Group
  • Volvo
  • KPO

  • Allianz
  • BNY Science
  • Crisil Irevna
  • EY GDS
  • McKinsey
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Aluwind
  • Bombardier
  • Boart Longyear
  • Danfoss
  • DeLaval
  • GE Power
  • HACO
  • KGHM Zanam
  • Midroc Alucrom
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Rawlplug
  • Siemens
  • Toya
  • Vorwerk
  • Viessmann
  • R&D industrial

  • 3M
  • Align Technology
  • Autoliv
  • Balluff
  • Collins Aerospace
  • DeLaval
  • KGHM Cuprum
  • LG Electronics
  • Mondelez International
  • Novasome
  • PCC Rokita
  • Shindetek
  • Sitech
  • Robert Bosch
  • XTPL
  • R&D IT

  • CD Projekt Red
  • Diehl Controls
  • Dolby
  • Etteplan
  • Gigaset
  • GlobalLogic
  • LiveChat
  • Neurosoft
  • Nokia
  • Opera Software ASA
  • DataWalk
  • Optiva
  • Red Embedded Group
  • Ryanair Travel Labs
  • S3
  • Techland
  • UNIT4
  • Viessmann
  • SSC/GBS: HR, F&A, Admin

  • 3M
  • Amrest
  • AXA XL
  • Axiom Law
  • Becton Dickinson
  • BNY Mellon
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deichmann
  • DeLaval
  • EY GDS
  • Fortum
  • Fresenius Kabi
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Getsix Holding
  • Google
  • HPE
  • HP Inc.
  • Kaufland
  • Mahle
  • Merck
  • Olympus
  • Qiagen
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Pattonair
  • PPG
  • Santander Global Operations
  • Schaeffler
  • Smith+Nephew
  • SSAB
  • Toyota
  • UBS
  • UPS
  • Volvo
  • ZF Wroclaw

Wroclaw attracts Polish and international talents from diversified areas, including among others IT, manufacturing sector and multidisciplinary specialists. The city is proud of its entrepreneurial environment and the region of Lower Silesia is a place with the largest number of startups per capita. That makes our ecosystem very innovative and attractive.

 

References

Wroclaw has proven to be an excellent choice. 3M continues to have outstanding cooperation with the local authorities. Supported by a vast pipeline of talent coming from the universities of Wroclaw,  with the continued expansion of this dynamic city –  enables 3M to benefit from sustained growth.

Anthony Crawford,
Wroclaw Site Manager, 3M

Location in the heart of Europe with good connection to European hubs, availability of hotel infrastructure and access to outstanding specialists who already have worked in Infor,  determined about the Wroclaw selection.

Artur Sawicki,
Head of Center of Excellence, Infor

Wroclaw selection as a centre of research, development and quality location wasn’t accidental. Wroclaw is a modern, business-friendly city. Excellent technology universities that educate highly skilled staff are present here. Additionally, we have perennial experience in an effective cooperation with local authorities which is relevant in terms of our centre day-to-day activities and development.

Adam Gajewski,
Director of Global Technical Site Strategy and Wroclaw, Mondelez

Citizens in Wrocław are well educated and highly motivated, which make  them perfectly adapted to work in our energetic environment.

Justyna Piwowarczyk,
Global Business Service Director, Smith+Nephew