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The dynamic growth of employment in the business service centres in Katowice

According to the ABSL report “Business Services Sector in the Katowice Agglomeration”, the Agglomeration’s attractiveness for investors from the business services sector grows.

At present the service centres in Katowice and the Katowice Agglomeration owned by Polish and foreign capital employ around 16,500 people.

Taking into account corporate development plans in the Katowice Agglomeration, it can be assumed that by the end of 2020 development in the sector will reach roughly 22,500 individuals.

In the Katowice Agglomeration operate 74 service centres, owned by 64 investors from 14 countries. These are mainly companies from the United States (14) and Polish enterprises (20), but also include corporations from the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Finland, India and Canada. IT services are the main specialization in the Katowice Agglomeration as they generate around 48% of the employment in the sector.

Here invested such companies as: ArcelorMittal, Bombardier, Capgemini, Ericsson, HireRight, IBM, ING, Kroll Ontrack, Mentor Graphics, OEX, Oracle, Perform Media, PwC, Rockwell Automation, Sii, Steria, Teleperformance, Unilever or Wipro.

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Guardian Industries opens Global Business Solutions office in Katowice

Guardian Industries opens Global Business Solutions office in Katowice

Guardian Glass in Europe has recently embarked on a series of Business Transformation initiatives aimed at fully transitioning its business to a regionally-based model, organized around its customers and key regions. The GBS is a shared service center that will support this transformation. The first GBS team members will focus on providing financial processes and financial accounting services for all Guardian Glass businesses in Europe. Subsequently, the center will include some supply chain, information services and engineering functions. The GBS center can support up to 60 employees, a number that Guardian expects to reach within 12 months.

 

About Guardian Industries Corp.

 

Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Guardian Industries is a diversified, global company with a vision to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian companies employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian Glass is a leading international manufacturer of float, value‐added coated, and fabricated glass products and solutions for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. SRG Global is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of advanced, high‐value coatings on plastics for the automotive and commercial truck industries, providing solutions for greater surface durability, structural integrity, functionality, vehicle efficiency and design flexibility. Guardian Building Products is a leading U.S. based distributor of specialty building products. For more information, visit www.guardian.com.

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Another international company with a location in Katowice

Another international company with a location in Katowice

EPAM, the industry leader in software development in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, has recently opened a new office in Katowice. Within the next few years, the company plans to hire 500 people in Silesia. So far, EPAM has had its branches in three locations in Poland - Krakow, Gdansk and Wroclaw. Currently, the Polish offices of the company employ over 900 people and within next couple of years EPAM plans at least to double this number across Poland. The new office in Katowice is temporarily located in the Revita Park complex. At the beginning of next year, the company plans to move to a larger office in the center of Katowice.EPAM Systems has been operating around the world for over 20 years and employs nearly 22 thousand people. What distinguishes EPAM from other companies is the organizational culture, work atmosphere and a great passion for technology. The company has a rapidly operating career development department, which provides employees with the access to the vast range of trainings. EPAM employees have also the opportunity to participate in various technological conferences, both internal and external. EPAM also organizes regular meetings dedicated to the IT community – Tech Talks and hackathons. »

Katowice awarded by fDi Magazine

On March 14, 2017, at the gala organized by fDi Magazine, an English-speaking bulletin from the Financial Times group specializing in the issue of foreign direct investment, Vice-President Bogumił Sobula received the award for City of Katowice for the 2nd place among Polish cities in the execution category. Strategy for attracting foreign direct investment. »

Arvato Polska invests in Katowice

Arvato Polska, the leader in comprehensive outsourcing solutions, opens its new branch in Katowice – Financial Services Centre, which will offer jobs to 200 people on the long term.Due to the company’s dynamic development – acquisition of new projects and customers – Arvato Poland has taken a strategic decision to create another, fourteenth, location in Poland. The operating start of the new branch is scheduled for April 2017. In the first stage of the project, Arvato plans to offer jobs to about 20 people. Ultimately, this number may increase to up to 200 specialists. Due to the high growth potential of the project, Arvato intends to conduct an intensive recruitment in Katowice. The company is looking for people to fill the following positions: office worker with knowledge of accounting and customer service expert. »

Sapiens invested in Katowice

Sapiens International Corporation is a leading global software provider to the insurance industry and financial services sector. Sapiens products are considered to be the most technologically advanced and offering the widest range of functionality. The company has over 30 years of experience in providing software to more than 200 organizations around the world. Sapiens employs approximately 1,700 professionals in North America, UK, Europe and Asia. In Katowice on the Korfantego Avenue the Development Center was created.For more information visit: www.sapiens.com »

IBM invested in KATOWICE

The new center, which is expected to generate up to 2,000 new jobs, will join IBM's strategic network of IBM delivery centers providing a wide range of IT services, including server operating systems management, security and safety systems, services for end-customers, including maintenance and monitoring of IT hardware and software systems.
"Selecting Katowice City for new IBM's center demonstrates our company’s continuing commitment in Poland. The new center will enable us not only to provide advanced services to our customers, but it will also help to increase economic growth and the skills needed in the whole region " said Ales Bartunek, General Manager, IBM Poland and the Baltic States »

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