The Nippon Seiki office in Gdańsk is also planning to expand. In order to meet the increased needs of the European market, the centre will create new positions in engineering as well as in administration. The Gdańsk team will play an increasingly important role in the development of future Nippon Seiki products that may also be manufactured in Poland, Ms Gronowska says. “We want to continue to add more enthusiastic and capable resources to our existing highly experienced team so that we may continue to support the rising customer demands for our exciting and stimulating products. The investment we are making in Poland is one important part of our plans across the globe.”
This vision hinges not only on the triad: talent pool - infrastructure - location but also on cultural proximity. “Japanese culture is actually very close to Polish culture,” concludes Ms Gronowska. “And we are, of course, cost competitive and have a stable economic and political situation.” These and other benefits are a magnet for international investors. Close relationship with Scandinavian companies, for which CEE is a nearshore destination, is just an example. This ecosystem is favourable to forming new, convenient international partnerships and strengthening the existing community.