Airbus Helicopters considers production plant in Łódź

Airbus Helicopters is considering not only having their design office, but also the production plant based in Łódź – said Hanna Zdanowska. Mayor of Łódź in the company of the President of the Łódź Special Economic Zone Tomasz Sadzyński.

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On Wednesday, we hosted representatives of Airbus, which confirmed the decision on the creation of a project office in Lodz. More than 100 engineers will work from the Lodz office. But the authorities also think that Airbus will start production in Łódź, regardless of the results of the tender to provide helicopters for the Polish army. Representatives of the group were very interested in Łódź, they were impressed with our professional schools and viewed 4 different locations. We are waiting for their decision regarding placement of a production plant in Łódź – Zdanowska said, but did not mention any specifics.

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Mayor of Łódź, said that from January to September this year, according to data from the Central Statistical Office, 852 new businesses arrived in Łódź. Of course it is important that not only new jobs are being created, but also that investors declare their commitment to maintain old ones. Over the past four years 80 thousand jobs were created in Łódź, but unfortunately many of them were not sustainable, and therefore we still have a lot of unemployment. However, there is a clear indication of growth – Zdanowska argued on Monday’s press conference.

This is a record year for the Łódź Special Economic Zone. It declared 1.5 billion zloty investment. New Investors in Łódź have created 700 new jobs and maintained two thousand existing ones. Industries the investments originate from are pre-dominately household appliances, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, BPO & IT.

Among the companies making up the vacancies in Łódź city authorities mention two dozen, which together will offer 3 thousand. new jobs. These are the companies:

Accenture (150) – Airbus (100) – AMG Net (100) – Barry Callebaut (80) – BSH (30) – Clariant (30) – Coko Werk (12) – Della Cosmetics (15) – Digital One BPO (15) – Drahtzung Stein Łódź (14) – Ericpol (150) – Fujitsu (250) – IMA Solution (250)- Infosys (500) – Mobica (500) – Nordea (150) – Organika-Car (30) – Panattoni Park (300) – PGE Obrót (120)- Prudential (100) – Rule Financial (150) – Sisa Polska (15) – TomTom (70) -UPS (400).

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