Wella Company, a global leader in the $100B beauty business, is planning to open a new Shared Services Centre (SSC) for the EMEA region in Łódź. The Łódź office will house F&A support teams and serve as an IT Centre of Excellence (COE) for the EMEA region.
“Creating the Shared Services Centre is a very important project for Wella Company and Łódź was an excellent choice for our investment: Both partners and infrastructure effectively meet our needs. It is a city with strong industrial roots, has a high level of education which results in many qualified specialists. We believe an investment in this region is a great benefit for us, but also a huge opportunity for the development of Łódź. That is why we are proud that the SSC will be built here and we greatly appreciate the support we have received from the city authorities. We are convinced that this investment will contribute to the emerging business potential for the citizens of Łódź and will serve them in making important professional decisions – says Natalia Lisina, General Manager for Eastern Europe, Wella Company.
Wella Company will be an important stimulus for the Łódź region and vehicle for economic growth. “Wella Company believes that the new Shared Services Centre is an investment in people, dreams and talents”, said Lisina.
Adam Pustelnik, First Deputy Mayor of Łódź said: “The corporate name of the Wella Company, our investor, makes direct reference to the German word for ‘wave’ and its logo shows the silhouette of a powerful woman with wavy hair. This logo was introduced back in 1924, at a time when here in Łódź the working women of the local textile industry were a symbol of our city. It was also a time when the historical coat of arms of the city, a boat, was brought back into use. I see a lot of shared symbolism, and I do believe that the “wave” of investment which moves Łódź today, will be on the rise. Together with the Wella Company, high-quality service jobs are emerging in Łódź which are of critical importance to any city with aspirations. In the first months of its presence in Łódź, Wella Company will quickly recruit the staff the company needs, and thus we will begin a successful cooperation between partners who, for many reasons, make an ideal match”.
Łódź is a unique place: it is full of good energy, wonderful people and has a rich industrial history. In addition, its location makes it a perfect place to do business. This has already been noticed by many global brands that have launched similar Centres here. The city, known mainly for factories as well as universities and students, will now be enriched by a new investment from a global cosmetics company.
Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies (iconic brands such as Wella Professionals and Clairol) with 6,000 employees globally, and a presence in over 100 countries.