Locked content Groclin plans mass layoffs due to shrinking revenue

The management board of automotive parts producer Groclin has launched consultation procedures due to group layoffs the company is planning to carry out between August and December 2018, making 321 employees redundant, which is 45 percent of the company’s payroll, the company stated. Groclin explain...

Locked content Adient Seating launches new facility with 800 workplaces

American car seat producer Adient Seating Poland has officially opened its new production plant in Siemianowice Śląskie. The facility comprises 3,500 sqm and offers 800 jobs. The company has been present in the city for 12 years, initially operating under the name Johnson Controls. Its first facilit...

Locked content Poland wants 6k car charging stations by 2020

According to a draft bill on electromobility, Poland will have over 6,000 charging stations by 2020. Moreover, it plans to open 70 compressed natural gas stations by then as well. “The bill assumes the construction of a base infrastructure network for alternative fuels in urban agglomerations, dense...

Locked content Samsung gets in on internet-connected cars

The electronics giant Samsung is buying US-based Harmon International Industries, a producer of automotive electronics, in what the company says is a sign that it wants to enter the market of providing technology for connecting automobiles to the internet. The BBC said on Monday that Samsung had pur...

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 Passenger car registration up by 24.3% – Samar

The number of passenger cars and vans registered in Poland in August amounted to 33,735, according to data from sector research firm Samar. The figure grew by 24.3 percent year-on-year and fell by 5.5 percent month-on-month. In the period January-August 2016, as many as 309,957 passenger cars were r...

Locked content Good results for the automotive industry in H1

In the first six months of 2016,  210,700 new cars have been registered, which constitutes an 18.5 percent ytd rise; an upward trend could be seen in all segments,  KPMG reports. Demand is growing fastest for MPVs’, sport cars and limousines(76.4 ; 56.7 and 45.1 percent rise accordingly). Prem...

Locked content Poland’s car production up by 23.9% y/y in June

Car factories in Poland produced 66,913 passenger cars and vans in June 2016, an increase of 23.9 percent in annual terms, automotive market research institute Samar said in its most recent report. In monthly terms, production grew by 20.4 percent, the report showed. Year-to-date, car production rea...