Polish companies are starting to look boldly around the world. They are more willing to invest abroad. They are not afraid of the markets, which seemed to be a challenge – as in Belarus. According to Iwona Chojnowska-Haponik of the Polish Information and Foreign Investment, despite the difficult situation looking favorably to Ukraine and Russia, as a promising place to invest their products and services.
We also have very interesting companies, who think for example of the UK market – adds Iwona Chojnowska-Haponik.
Asia is also interesting. For example, the group of Pol-Mot mentioned Kazakhstan as one of the promising markets. Former Deputy Prime Minister, and now director of development in the company, Marek Pol, said that the company sees opportunities in that market to place at least some of their products – certainly tractors and agricultural machines, but also the electric buses and trolleybuses.
Company Solaris Bus and Coach along with a group of entrepreneurs recently visited Azerbaijan. The company said that both the Azerbaijani market, as well as other post-Soviet, are very interesting, but complicated.
Just a few years ago, our investments abroad were almost unheard of. Year after year, this is changing.
The largest Polish investments abroad are related to the exploration and extraction of raw materials and their processing. In second place is the pharmaceutical industry, in third – telecommunications.
At the top of the list is KGHM, which in September launched a copper mine in Mexico, Sierra Gorda, built with Japanese investors for 4 billion USD.