Polands Industry Industrial Progress in Poland
With its cast parts, the German foundry industry is a pioneer in Europe. Nevertheless, in recent years Poland has become an important trading partner for German machine manufacturers - thanks to continuous investments in the quality of their industrial basis.
Poland has many features that make it an attractive partner, including solid GDP growth rates, favorable labor costs, proximity to Germany, high-quality subcontractors and a well-trained labor force. Poland's industrial growth is supported by the EU, which has provided 82 billion euros in development aid to Poland for the period up to 2020. The funds are to be used primarily to expand the infrastructure and promote innovation. The aim is to achieve a certain demand for machines in various sectors, opening up opportunities for international suppliers.
Some German companies are already expanding to Poland due to the economic advantages mentioned above. In particular, mechanical and plant engineering, the automotive supplier industry, metal processing and electrical engineering experienced extraordinarily strong growth in production structures in Poland. In addition to financial resources, German partners support Polish companies with the necessary know-how in areas such as aluminum die casting and gravity die casting.
For example, Schüle Druckguss acquired a plant in the Polish town of Swiebodzice. The aluminum die casting plant is said to have very sophisticated machine park and technology. The locations of Voith Industrial Services in Poland are also very important for the company. The wide range of products, from automation, tool management and machine service through technical cleaning and production maintenance to tool and equipment construction, is said to be a decisive advantage.
Poland's industrial progress was fast and stable. None of the countries that joined the EU at the turn of the century recorded such dynamic growth rates as Poland. The enhancement of transport and public infrastructure has also made Poland interesting for foreign investors and partners. The Polish domestic market for machines and plants is also growing, with Polish industrial customers looking for more sophisticated solutions as they modernize their production. German companies recommend many of their customers to rely on Poland as an alternative to other procurement markets, as it is one of Germany's most important and largest trading partners alongside the Czech Republic.