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Mercedes reaffirms faith in Polish tech

Rafał Ostrowski 01 February 2019

Rafał Ostrowski

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rafal.ostrowski@eurobuildcee.com

Rafał Ostrowski has over 17 years’ experience as a journalist. Before joining ‘Eurobuild CEE’ five years ago, he wrote for Wydawnictwo Murator and Shopping Centre Magazine, as well as for retailnet.pl. He has also written for many newspapers and magazines as a freelancer and prepared photo-reportages. Rafał graduated from the University of Warsaw in philosophy. He also completed postgraduate studies in text editing. For ‘Eurobuild CEE’ he covers most real estate sectors, including logistics, construction, office, residential and retail. He is also in charge of the film direction for Eurobuild TV.

Mercedes reaffirms faith in Polish tech
Polish premier Mateusz Morawiecki (right) and Markus Schäfer of Mercedes-Benz at the announcement

POLAND Mercedes-Benz Cars is to build an electric cars battery plant in Jawor in Lower Silesia.

The investment was announced in a press conference held by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Markus Schäfer, a member of the management board for the production and the supply chain of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

“Mercedes-Benz’s decision to locate the production of electric car batteries in Jawor shows that we have created a friendly investment climate for companies that want to develop with us. I am pleased that Mercedes is focused on Poland when it comes to the highest technological shelf of its products,” said Mateusz Morawiecki.

Daimler, the owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand, intends to produce around 100,000battery components per year and to expand its existing production plant, in the process creating about 200 jobs. It is estimated that investment costs will come to app. EUR 100 mln. The plant is expected to become operational in mid-2020. It is to be built adjacent to another facility, announced by Daimler in 2016 – a four-cylinder petrol and diesel engine plant, which is due to open later this year.

“We are witnessing the fourth industrial revolution – industry 4.0 – in which Poland is playing a leading role. We are all the more pleased that not only traditional engines but also electric batteries will be produced in Jawor,” declared the Prime Minister after the meeting with Markus Schäfer.


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