Westinghouse Electric Company is opening a global shared services centre in Kraków. The new facility will employ 160 highly qualified people to support the company's global operations. From now on Westinghouse international business services are integrated in Poland.
In the opening ceremony of the facility, apart from the President and CEO of Westinghouse Patrick Fragman, President of Westinghouse Polska Miros³aw Kowalik and the Consul General in Kraków Patrick T. Slowinski, a member of the PAIH board Grzegorz Slomkowski took part.
The choice of Poland by Westinghouse confirms that American investors appreciate the maturity of Kraków's modern services sector, as well as Poland's economic stability and its strategic location in terms of possibilities for servicing processes from all over the world. I am glad that today we can confirm that the company's development plans are connected with our country. Poland will definitely strengthen the position of BSS leader in the region. We are the best partner for the modern business services sector. This investment may be a harbinger of the company's next big projects in Poland - says Grzegorz Słomkowski.
Westinghouse Electric Company is an American supplier of nuclear products and technologies. It offers innovative solutions to companies all over the world. The company delivered the world's first commercial pressurized water reactor in 1957. Today, Westinghouse technology is the basis for about half of the world's operating nuclear power plants.
Westinghouse is committed to Poland's energy transition goals. The establishment of the Westinghouse Global Shared Services Centre is a confirmation of this. We are also implementing activities envisaged in the Polish-American intergovernmental agreement. The commencement of Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) works and the opening of the Global Shared Services Centre are its elements. Ultimately, we want to provide Poland with the best technology, which will enable efficient achievement of climate targets and secure the energy needs of the economy - emphasises Patrick Fragman, President and CEO of Westinghouse.
Kraków a good address for BSS
PAIH experts underline that the capital of Małopolska region enjoys high interest of investors. Almost one fourth of all people employed in the sector on the Polish market work in local BSS centres and the dynamics of employment growth remains at the highest level in our country. A significant factor in the success of Kraków is the strong academic background of the city, especially in technical and IT faculties, and the resulting large pool of highly qualified employees. The modern services sector is one of the strategic sectors of the Polish economy, PAIH handles the largest number of investments from this particular sector.
About the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH)
PAIH is an advisory institution operating in cooperation with the Polish Development Fund Group (PFR) under the direction of the Ministry of Development and Technology. PAIH is the first point of contact for exporters and investors. It operates both in Poland and through a network of offices around the world. It strengthens the recognition of Polish brands on international markets, promotes domestic products and services and technological solutions made in Poland. The Agency helps entrepreneurs to choose the optimal path of expansion abroad. It also supports the inflow of foreign direct investments to Poland and the implementation of Polish investments in the country. PAIH cooperates with the public sector and regional partners, offering i.a.: training, audit and promotion of investment properties, cooperation in the organization of business missions and communication support in the implementation of joint projects.