KSEZ new projects above forecasts

The year 2013 was more profitable for the Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) when compared to the last year-beginning forecast – the zone has attracted more investors that the year before. Companies are committed to create over 1,3 thousand new workplaces and to invest more than PLN 1,5 billion pursuant to permissions issued by the zone.

In 2012, there were 25 new investment projects commenced in the KSEZ. According to the Polish Press Agency, 29 new undertakings were established in the zone in 2013 while authorities of the KSEZ had expected about 20 new projects at the beginning of the year. Nine projects of the 29 new ones are being created by new companies and the remaining twenty are being conducted by the investors that have been already present in the zone.

The new projects are being prepared by the following investors, among others, Magneti Marelli, Kronospan OSB, Ekoland, Ficomirrors Poland, Dayco, Automotive Lighting Poland, Krynicki Recykling, Elhand Transformatory, Saint-Gobain Glass Poland and Pol-Am-Pack.

It is expected that about 25 new undertakings will be established in the Katowice Special Economic Zone in 2014. Companies will invest from PLN 1 to 2 billion and approximately from 1,2 to 1,5 thousand places of work will be created. Investors of the automotive sector are forecast to lead the list.

The KSEZ is the biggest from amongst all Polish zones both in terms of the number of workplaces and the total worth of investments – 230 projects, PLN 21 billion, more than 50 thousand places of work. 60 percent of the projects was prepared by the automotive sector’s companies. The list of major investors in the Katowice Special Economic Zone includes: General Motors, Fiat Powertrain Technologies, NGK Ceramics, Brembo, Isuzu Motors, TRW, Electrolux, Roca, Capgemini, Steria.