International giant announces investment plans in Wroclaw

German company Schaeffler, an international supplier of parts for the automotive industry and sector, is opening the Business and IT Service Centre for Europe. 

The centre will employ up to 800 persons. The company has production plants, R&D centres and shopping centres in 50 countries worldwide.

‘Wroclawoffers excellent conditions. We can find here good infrastructure and highly motivated and skilled employees with a command of various languages. In our centre we want to improve internal services for the company and, thereby, increase its competitiveness,’ says Dietmar Heinrich, Financial Director of Schaeffler AGD.

The Schaeffler Group is a global automotive and industrial supplier. It manufactures precise components and systems for engines, transmissions and chassis, as well as roller bearings and plain bearings for many types of industrial use. It employs 92,000 persons and its revenues totalled 14 billion EUR in 2017.

‘It may be one of the last investments that I am pleased to announce as Mayor of Wroclaw. From the beginning, both the Wroclaw University of Economics and the Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency participated in efforts to attract this investor toWroclaw. One ofWroclaw’s special qualities is that we effectively co-operate with universities. Therefore, companies can be sure that they will find the appropriate number of educated specialists,’ says Rafał Dutkiewicz, Mayor of Wroclaw.