Locked content Poland has 3.6% share in the EU automotive market – SDCM

Poland produces 570,000 cars per year out of 16 million made in the EU annually, which translates to 3.6 percent of the market, said Alfred Franke, president of the Automotive Parts Producers and Distributors Association SDCM. The whole EU market is worth €600 billion, while the Polish market is val...

Locked content Fiat announces production of two new engines in Poland

Fiat Poland, a division of the Fiat-Chrysler Automobile (FCA) company, will begin producing two new technically-advanced gasoline engines at its powertrain factory in Bielsko-Biała in 2018. The company indicated that the expansion in production was due to higher demand for engines that meet new, and...

Locked content Mabuchi to invest in Kraków plant

The Japanese company Mabuchi announced on Friday that it will build a new factory in the Bocheńska Economic Zone outside of Kraków. The PLN 360-million plant will produce automotive components and employ 400 people, said a report in Forsal. Production of motor vehicle engines is expected to begin in...

Locked content Daimler will build its plant in Poland – PM

Prime Minister Beata Szydło announced on Thursday that negotiations have been completed on the location of a modern plant, which Daimler AG, the producer of Mercedes vehicles, is planning to build. “This is the fulfillment of our commitment to implement our economic program,” she said during a cerem...

Locked content LG Chem to invest over PLN 1.3 bln to produce electric car batteries

South Korean LG Chem will invest over PLN 1.3 billion by the end of 2018 to build a factory to produce batteries for electric cars, the Ministry of Development has announced. The plant will be built in Kobierzyce near Wrocław. “Over 700 new jobs will be created. The investment will be located in the...

Locked content Automotive exports to exceed €23.5 bln in 2016

Poland’s automotive exports will likely exceed €23-23.5 billion in 2016, in comparison with €20.5 billion in 2015, according to a forecast by automotivesuppliers.pl. “In relation to expected further growth, particularly of components, in the following months, automotivesuppliers.pl assum...

Locked content Groclin to supply General Motors with exclusive seat covers

Automobile seating manufacturer Groclin has signed a letter of intent with General Motors (GM) to deliver car seat covers (exclusive leather versions) for the Opel Insignia. The deal is worth PLN 50 million in total , the company said. The agreement will be valid for seven years (2017-2024). On Apri...

Locked content Polish car part servicer to enter China

Polish car part quality control firm Exact Systems is opening a venture in China, TVN24 reports. It aims to hire 100 people this year, who will monitor the products of a few car manufacturers as well as individual part suppliers. The company noted in a press release on Wednesday that China is the 12...

Locked content Borgers Polska to invest over PLN 120 mln

Borgers Polska, part of German automotive components manufacturer Borgers AG, will construct a production plant in Złotoryja (dolnośląskie voivodship), within Legnicka Specjalna Strefa Ekonomiczna (Legnicka SEZ), the media reported. Borgers Polska is going to spend some PLN 127 million just to carry...