Polish auto parts drive Europe

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A great deal of European cars utilize polish-made auto parts. According to Gazeta Wyborcza, the automotive industry sector in Poland is experiencing its best results ever.

The latest data shows that in the month of March automotive parts export broke records with €702.47 million in parts and components shipped abroad. This is 13.37 percent higher than a year ago.

Automotive industry export amounts to 12 percent of all Polish export and hires 9 percent of the workers employed in industrial production nationwide. Polish parts manufacturers are the main suppliers for car brands running production in Poland: Fiat, Opel and Volkswagen. For example, a Fiat produced in Poland is also made of about 62 percent Polish-made parts.

Investment is growing as well. Nexteer automotive will build a factory in Tychy to produce electric steering systems, an investment worth PLN 335 million. The company already produces steering systems for the electric BMW i3. In 2015, Japanese Nifco will build a factory in Świdnica to produce ventilation systems for Porsche and Volkswagen.

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