According to the 'Automotive Industry' report by KPMG and PZPM (The Polish Automotive Industry Association), 2016 was successful for the Polish automotive sector. The production of automotive plants located in Poland increased, while the number of vehicles registered in Poland achieved record results.
KPMG and PZPM estimate that in 2016, Polish plants produced 681,800 vehicles, including over 554,000 passenger cars, 122,000 commercial and light commercial vehicles and more than 5,240 buses (increase of 5.5% y / y). In total, car production increased by 3.7% y / y, while the value of the sold production of the Polish automotive industry reached PLN 138.5 bn (the increase by 11.2% compared to 2015).
‘Excellent quality of the components produced in Poland as well as good economic results of the entire sector’ is what attract foreign automotive companies to our country’, comments deputy president of Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Krzysztof Senger. As he explains, last fall was very effective for automotive investments in Poland. Toyota started the process of extending of its Polish plants, VW opened Crafter factory in Września and Mercedes decided to produce engines in Jawor. Also new Asian companies have entered Poland last year. Those are Mabuchi and Korean LG Chem, which is to develop electromobility technology in the country. ‘Currently, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency is working on 33 automotive projects, so we can expect, that 2017 will also be successful for the industry’, Krzysztof Senger predicts.