Four large and five small and medium-sized companies decided to invest in the Lodz region. They will operate in the Łódź Special Economic Zone. They will invest close to half a billion zlotys.
Companies from the plastics, hygiene, food, packaging, IT and BPO sector, clinical research and medical services industries have decided to invest in the zone. This group also includes the international company Johnson Matthey Batteries with British capital, which is a technology leader and a large global manufacturer of catalysts and catalyst systems for vehicles and industry.
The British company has branches in over 30 countries. It employs around 14 thousand people in 43 production plants. The group operates in Europe, North America and Asia. Johnson Matthey Batteries will open a plant in the Łódź zone in Konin. The investment will consume over PLN 300 million, and the factory will produce technologically advanced battery components used mainly in new generation electric cars. Nearly 200 new employees will find work in the new factory.
The group of investors from the last two months also includes Salve Medica from Łódź, which brings together 200 doctors, and its investment in the Łódź Special Economic Zone is to allow the creation of new and improvement of existing research. It regards, among others for infertility treatment and clinical trials.
Collabera Poland with Indian capital will provide IT services for clients from Łódź and the world. The Italian manufacturer of sanitary and hygienic materials Union Industries intends to manufacture them in Radomsko. For PLN 60 million, the company will launch a third production line and implement a new production technology.
The construction of the new food factory of the Kupiec company, which will be built in the Krzymów commune (Konin poviat), is expected to absorb PLN 40 million, while the producer of paper and cardboard packaging Kartonat in Kobyłka wants to expand the factory and enlarge the machinery park.
The group of investors also includes the manufacturer of polypropylene nonwovens Szarpol operating in Sieradz and the company Plastem from Janiszewice near Zduńska Wola, which manufactures internal transport systems. Amargo in the commune on the other hand, Ożarów Mazowiecki wants to expand and rebuild the existing plant, where plastic products and semi-finished products are made.
These are investments plans were put forward in the last two months. In total, this year the ŁSEZ attracted 28 investors, and their outlays amounted to over PLN 1.8 billion. Investors have declared the creation of 750 new jobs.