“Made In Poland”: An Investment Guide for Manufacturing Sector Companies is a source of information for international manufacturing companies who intend to invest in Poland. Step by step, the guide presents the main factors contributing to Poland’s investment potential.
The latest edition of “Made in Poland” will provide entrepreneurs and investors with a great deal of market information, together with the answer to the question: What does Poland have to offer for investors? Here are some of the main points, which the guide describes in detail.
Poland can boast a high level of university, technical and vocational education, which, combined with the increasing popularity of technical and engineering faculties, translates into a higher supply of skilled professionals.
Poland is home to professionals from every field, with various education and experience. But although it may seem otherwise, it is not the cheapest of labour markets. In this respect, it ranks behind countries such as Romania and Bulgaria, as taxes and work-related expenses are lower there. But Poland has another advantage, and a very important one. When it comes to work, the country can boast one of the best quality/cost ratios.
The country is located in Central Europe, at the intersection of the North-South and East-West trade routes. From the point of view of, for example, the logistics industry, Poland’s location is a tremendous advantage.
Many locations in Poland can be accessed quickly and conveniently. It is worth noting that the new infrastructure contributes to the development of interesting locations, even though ten years ago they were seen as unsuitable for investments. Thanks to motorways and express roads, it is possible to invest in entirely new areas.
When choosing the location for an investment, one of the main factors is the availability of public aid. It includes aid from the EU funds and various forms of government support, such as CIT exemption for businesses operating in Special Economic Zones (SEZs), grants from the Multi-Annual Support Programme and real estate tax exemption.
There is plenty of warehouse space in Poland – in this respect, it is the eighth largest market in Europe. The Polish market offers well-equipped, high quality facilities, as well as very competitive lease rates. These advantages and the factors mentioned above are the reason why manufacturing companies find Poland to be an attractive market.
At the end of 2015, the total supply of warehouse space in Poland amounted to 9.77 million sqm. The largest markets are: Warsaw (approx. 2.9 million sqm in Warsaw Inner City and Warsaw Suburbs), Upper Silesia (1.7 million sqm), Poznań (1.6 million sqm), Central Poland (1.3 million sqm) and Wrocław (1.3 million sqm).
The report was prepared by: Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ), JLL, EY and Hays Poland.