JTI Polska (a member of the Japan Tobacco International group) has signed a lease agreement with Capital Park Group for 8,500 sq m of the Norblin Factory modern offices located in Warsaw's new business center, City Center West. The office will seat JTI’s Global Business Service (GBS) center, which will support JTI’s operations worldwide. GBS employees will move to the new office in the second quarter of 2021.
The new offices of Global Business Service center will seat 850 employees of GBS and will be located on three levels of the building. JTI’s staff will also have access to a terrace on the roof of the building. The contract with JTI Polska is currently Norblin's largest lease agreement.
“Global Business Service Center is yet another strategic investment of JTI in Poland. We are currently recruiting GBS employees, and choosing Norblin Factory for GBS main office was well-considered”, said Paulo Lopes, JTI GBS Warsaw Delivery Centre General Manager. “JTI is a top employer globally and in Poland – this year we were again ranked nr 1 in the Top Employers Poland certification. Norblin factory provides us high quality office, tailored for our needs, and great location in city center, which strengthens our Top Employer position.” .
JTI announced in November 2019 plans to employ 850 people in Warsaw. The Warsaw JTI centre will be recruiting economists, finance, marketing, sales and HR specialists. Although JTI will launch similar centres in Saint Petersburg and Manila, the Warsaw-based office will outmatch them in size.
With the operations of Japan Tobacco’s 28,000-square-meter plant in Stare Gostkowo near Łódź and other facilities, the company’s share in the Polish cigarettes market amounts to 18 percent. Moreover, the company has enjoyed nearly 19 percent share in Poland’s market of smokable tobacco products, Rzeczpospolita reported.
Having its business activities going on in over 130 countries, JTI employs 45,000 individuals and its 2019 annual operating income is expected to reach USD 4.65 bln.