Polish Tool and Processing Valley

Kujawsko-Pomorskie region has an excellent, strategic location in the heart of Europe, in the central part of Poland. A1 motorway connecting the north and south of the country as well as  national roads No. 5 and 10, which in the next few years will be replaced by modern highways S10 and S5, run across the region. The region has two capitals: Bydgoszcz (administrative capital) and Toruń (self-government’s seat), which together form an agglomeration of 558 334 people.

Kujawsko-Pomorskie is the tenth region of the country in terms of population and area covered.
It holds, the eighth position in the country in the GDP generated, though. Kujawsko-Pomorskie is also a region with well developed industry producing many goods and providing services attractive for Polish and foreign partners. The region stands as a centre for modern: food processing, electromechanical, paper, chemical, electromechanical, plastics and automotive industries.

In addition to industrial potential, the region is also rich in natural resources and tourist attractions. There are health resorts and spas  known to national and international customers in Ciechocinek and Inowrocław, opening the region for health-conscious visitors.

Investment climate:

  • over 250 well-prepared greenfield and brownfield offers
  • 5 industrial parks: in Grudziądz, Świecie, Solec Kujawski and Nakło nad Notecią
  • 2 industrial and technological parks in Bydgoszcz and Włocławek as well as Technology Park with Technology Transfer Centre in Toruń
  • 23 subzones of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone
  • high concentration of companies, leaders in their industries
  • access to highly qualified staff (the possibility of cooperation with universities and vocational schools)
  • well-developed educational infrastructure as well as acknowledged academic centers: Nicolaus Copernicus University, Nicolaus Copernicus University Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Kazimierz Wielki University, University of Technology and Life Sciences
  • large resources of qualified employees
  • competitive employment costs
  • various support instruments for investors at the central, regional and local levels
  • regional self-government supports entrepreneurship intensively, by allocation of funds for investment’s financing, modern technologies implementation, brand’s promotion, infrastructural works around investment plots
  • exemptions/reliefs from real estate tax, possibility of buying or renting land at attractive prices within industrial and technology parks or municipalities
  • income tax exemption in special economic zones in the region.

Foreign investors

The growing number of foreign companies proves the increasing potential in attracting foreign investments from i.e. Germany, France, the Netherlands or United Kingdom, among companies, which have decided to locate their investments in the region. These are i.e.: Nestle, ThyssenKrupp, Nordzucker, Cargill, Unilever, Lafarge, Nokia, Atos, Bonduelle, Mondi, Livingston Intl., Orkla, Neupack, Opus Capita, Panattoni, DHL, Raben, Pepsi-Cola, Coca-Cola, Solvay Bunge, Lidl, Schumacher Packaging, Brenntag, SPX Flow, Sharp, UMC.