About the region - rankings
The Katowice Special Economic Zone was recognised as the best free zone in Europe in 2015 - 2017 and 2019 by FDI Business Financial Times. What is more, in 2019 was regognised as the 2nd best in the World.
In 2013, in the same ranking the Katowice Special Economic Zone was placed 2nd in Europe and 11th in the world.
Such success would not have been possible without the commitment and consistency of investors, who continue to implement investment projects within our zone, now reaching a value of EUR 6,5 billion. In employing 65 thousand staff, they efficiently fuel the economic growth and development of our region.
In 2014 Business Financial Times recognised the Katowice Special Economic Zone as a perfect place for automotive industry.
While FDI Awards Gala, held October 17, 2013 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Warsaw, Katowice Special Economic Zone was recognized as the best special economic zone for its achievements in the field of acquiring direct investments in Poland.
According to ranking created by Gdańsk Institute for Market Economics for years 2005-2015, the Silesian Voivodeship,where Katowice SSE operates, is the most attractive region in Poland.
Our investors were also awarded many prestigous prizes:
TRW Poland obtained a permit to run business activity within the Katowice Zone in 2006.
Krzysztof Szwedkowicz, member of the board at TRW Poland, while being awarded the prize for “The one who transforms Polish industry” by the Polish Society for Supporting Enterprise, remarked: “The fact that we are in the zone means we can channel most of our funds to developing new technologies. Otherwise we probably wouldn’t have landed many of our new projects. I am very pleased with my employees, especially the engineering staff. Our success in Poland is also confirmed by the fact that investments made are as twice as big as planned. What is more, the level of employment is higher by a few hundreds. KSEZ also has a share in our success, we value its professional and reliable staff highly.”
In 2011 General Motors Manufacturing Poland plant in Gliwice was recognised as the most effective plant of the concern in Europe. This results from an audit conducted in 7 European plants of the concern.