On August 4, IBA Poland, a development center of IBA Group, announced the opening of a new office in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. The Warsaw office serves as an extension of IBA Poland’s development center located in Wroclaw, one of the three major IT hubs of Poland.
Pawel Ciesielski, Chairman of the Board of Directors of IBA Poland, Oleg Loubnevski, Vice President of the Board of Directors of IBA Poland, Tomasz Gołebiewski, Business Development Manager at IBA Poland, Paulina Kocjan, HR Manager at IBA Poland, and IBA Poland employees attended the opening ceremony.
The program of the event included a welcome address by Chairman Ciesielski, a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and a cocktail party. “We hope that the new office will be a great place for work, meetings, and networking,” Ciesielski said. He added, “The office building complex where the new development center is located is a magnificent and modern space that meets the highest business expectations.”
The Warsaw office comprises three conference rooms, two open spaces for 23 people to work in, a relaxation room, and a coffee point. The office is located on Al. Jerozolimskie 136 02-305 Warsaw, close to the West Railway Station (Warszawa Zachodnia), with a convenient connection to the center of Warsaw.
About IBA Group
IBA Group is a leading IT service provider, performing software development, migration, maintenance, support, and IT consulting services with 2,000 IT and business professionals. Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, IBA Group has offices and development centers in 15 countries. IAOP recognizes IBA Group as one of The Global Outsourcing 100 in the Leaders category. IBA Group is a winner of IT Europa's European IT & Software Excellence Awards, of CEE Business Services Awards by the European Business Services Association, and of GSA Awards by the Global Sourcing Association. For more information, visit http://ibagroupit.com
About IBA Poland
IBA Poland is a major development center of IBA Group with offices in Wroclaw and Warsaw, Poland. Registered on January 22, 2021, IBA Poland employs more than 400 people. The company focuses on development, support, and modernization of enterprise applications, including mainframe, business analytics, Big Data, SAP, and cloud services. In 2023, the European Business Services Association shortlisted IBA Poland for the CEE Business Services Awards in the category Most Promising New Entrant Business Services Company (BSC). For more information, visit https://pl.ibagroupit.com/
Payhawk, a leading global spend management solution, has launched in Lithuania and opened a local office in Vilnius. Having recently obtained an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the Bank of Lithuania, the company is looking to hire a team of finance professionals that will help accelerate product development.
Bulgaria’s first unicorn, Payhawk, simplifies business payments, combining company cards, reimbursable expenses, accounts payable, and accounting software integrations into a single product. Payhawk now serves clients in over 32 countries and offers businesses across Europe, the UK and the US a single global solution. With offices in London, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Sofia, New York, and now Vilnius, Payhawk’s diverse customer base includes well-known names such as LuxAir and Babbel.
“We have been engaging in conversations with a significant number of Lithuanian businesses that are looking to optimise spend and make their finance teams more efficient,” says Saulius Žlabys, Managing Director at Payhawk Lithuania. “We’ve always considered Lithuania an important country for us to operate in, and we hope our local presence will help us bring the benefits of Payhawk to more businesses in the Baltics.”
Payhawk has also recently received an EMI license from the Bank of Lithuania. According to Hristo Borisov, CEO and Co-founder of Payhawk, the new license will accelerate the development of new features of the Payhawk platform.
The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has announced the opening of its new Global Technology Center in Bucharest, Romania, as part of its ongoing commitment to leveraging technology to enhance its competitive edge.
The Bucharest office, together with offices in Long Island City, New York and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, embodies ELC’s global approach to technology management and innovation. The office is a demonstration of ELC’s recent investments in digital tech centers around the world, enhancing the diversity of its capabilities.
Since the formation of the Bucharest office in 2021, the Information Technology team has already hired more than 150 dynamic, qualified employees adding value across key business areas. The work in the Bucharest Global Technology Center supports the operations of the Company and its technology goals, both globally and regionally. The office provides digital solutions to enhance ELC's high-touch consumer experiences and high-performance supply chain network, through their capabilities in artificial intelligence, cloud acceleration, intelligent automation, omnichannel, and more.
Following an 8-year presence in Hungary, Belgian-owned Delaware Consulting Hungary Kft. has decided to expand locally by setting up a second office in Debrecen. The IT system integrator invests EUR 6.7 million and plans to hire 70 new colleagues.
Established twenty years ago in Belgium, Delaware is now a truly global system integrator that provides consultancy services and delivers advanced IT solutions in 19 countries. The company set up shop in Hungary in 2015 when the Budapest office was opened that focuses on logistics, public utilities and manufacturing.
Delaware now has announced to expand its local operation by establishing its second office in Debrecen. Thanks to the EUR 6.7 million investment 70 new jobs can be created. The company aims to modernize the processes of its customers and provide continuous support, ensuring them to acquire and maintain a leading market position.
Part of the reason why they picked Debrecen in particular was that Delaware could identify shared values with the municipality. On the other hand, they strive to find and recruit the best talent the region has to offer, thus contributing to creating new international opportunities.
German software group SAP has opened in Bucharest an SAP Labs Site, a digital innovation hub that is meant to contribute to expanding the company's portfolio of products and services.
The Bucharest hub is part of the global R&D network SAP Labs Network, which oversees the company's engineering activities. The network has 21 R&D centers in 17 countries, including Germany, the United States, India, China, and Brazil. Each location targets different areas, such as AI, cloud computing, or process automation, among others. More than 40,000 people are employed in the network.
"The new SAP Labs Site in Bucharest is an important support for the operations of SAP Romania and will consolidate our expertise and market presence through the growth and development of local talent," said Diana David, managing director of SAP Romania.
Norwegian Archer, a global company focused on providing gas and drilling services, as well as handling the clients from oil and gas sector, is opening an engineering office in Gdansk. It will employ 150 engineers who will take part in the development of all the tycoon’s global projects.
Archer has been active in the oil and gas market for more than 40 years. The company currently employs more than 4,500 people in 40 countries around the world. Archer currently secures the engineering side of wells at 35 offshore locations in the North Sea and Atlantic and more than 65 onshore wells in South America. Major clients remain companies such as Equinor, Aker BP and Repsol.
Archer’s services cover the entire well completion process – from surface imaging, new well construction to well servicing and, finally, post production quenching and protection.
The Gdansk office will support operations in Europe, North and South America and the Pacific, as well as developing projects in the Middle East and West Africa. The choice of location is not accidental and the company has high hopes for the Polish office:
– We are pleased to present our new office – says Piotr Hinczewski, Managing Director and Member of the Board, Archer Poland. – The new premises provide a better working environment for our employees and offer a modern and professional environment to serve our clients. We also expect to attract new talent to the company as we continue to grow and expand our business – adds Piotr Hinczewski.
Archer’s Gdansk branch is located in the Alchemia complex in Oliwa. Ultimately, 150 engineers will work in the Gdansk office, specialising in various disciplines: piping design, structural design, calculations, E&I, processing, safety and many others. The distribution of vacancies is planned over a three-year period. It will be the company’s largest engineering office.
– We are constantly experiencing a demand for talented engineers. With our new headquarters in Gdansk, we are now equipped to ensure further growth and thus meet the needs of an expanding market – adds Martin Nilsen, Manager Business Development Engineering Global.
Significantly, Archer is also already entering the renewable energy market. The company recently purchased a 50% stake in Island Drilling Company with a strategy to develop its geothermal drilling business. In turn, the ambition of the Gdansk office for the next few years will be to expand its services and also serve the offshore wind sector.
Development of the offshore sector
Archer is another company from the offshore sector, that has recently decided to open a branch in Gdansk. In September, a similar decision was made by Siemens Gamesa, which specializes in providing solutions for wind turbines. Both companies are supported in the relocation process and in terms of employer branding by Invest in Pomerania, a local government initiative coordinated by the Pomerania Development Agency that provides a wide range of services for FDI.
– We firmly believe that the offshore industry, be it wind or oil & gas, alongside the automotive and electronics sectors, will soon be the most growth-oriented direction for Pomeranian industry. The presence of corporations such as Archer represents a development opportunity for the entire region. We know that we have a highly competent workforce, which is currently a key competitive advantage in terms of location choice by foreign investors. Turning to the sea is one of the basic assumptions of our activities for the next few years – declares Mikolaj Trunin, Deputy Director, Invest in Pomerania.
Pomeranian Voivodeship Marshal Mieczysław Struk is of a similar opinion, seeing offshore engineering projects as a completely new development path for the region.
The Krakow hub marks Zilch's third global location, complementing the company's London headquarters in the UK and its Miami office in the US. With over 30% of Zilch's software engineers based in Krakow, the technology hub is poised for further expansion over the next two years. This growth will leverage Poland's thriving economy, its renowned business services sector, and a local labour market boasting a vast pool of highly skilled technology specialists.
Under the leadership of Zilch's CTO, Sean Hederman, the Krakow team will collaborate closely with the core engineering centre in the UK, setting the stage for the establishment of additional technology hubs worldwide to sustain Zilch's continued growth trajectory.
This investment in Zilch's core product development capabilities aligns seamlessly with the company's strategic focus, which has propelled Zilch to over 3 million registered customers in record time.
Philip Belamant, CEO and Co-Founder of Zilch, stated, "The current global macroeconomic climate has led to a marked increase in financial exclusion for customers and a significant reduction in funding for private firms. This creates an environment where well-funded, economically viable and highly scalable companies like Zilch can leapfrog the competition while delivering immense value to the mass market customer. While others are scaling back, we are doubling down on investment into our team, product, and customers. This strategic step is part of our targeted investment program into R&D and technology. We expect our new Krakow operation will serve as a blueprint for similar technology hubs worldwide."
Newland EMEA, one of the leading companies in the AIDC industry, is thrilled to announce the opening of its new office and service center in Poland, marking a significant milestone in the company's mission to make scanning technologies accessible for businesses of all sizes.
The new office in Warsaw is strategically positioned to capitalize on supporting the Polish and Eastern European markets. With this expansion, Newland EMEA aims to strengthen its presence in Europe and enhance its ability to deliver exceptional AIDC solutions to clients across the region.
"Our decision to open an office and service center in Warsaw underscores our commitment to our Newland customer base in Poland. Poland happens to be one of the fastest-growing markets for Newland within the EMEA region. As a market disruptor, we consider it our mission to make scanning technology accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes," comments Peter H. Sliedrecht, CEO at Newland EMEA. "Poland's location in the European region, business-friendly environment, and robust infrastructure make it an ideal location for our operations. We are excited about this expansion's opportunities and look forward to building long-lasting relationships in the market."
The new office will serve various functions, including support, sales, and technical operations. It will also enable Newland EMEA to provide on-the-ground support to its growing customer base in Poland, ensuring fast and personalized assistance. With a strong focus on partnerships, Newland EMEA remains committed to delivering high-performing solutions that address the evolving needs of its clients.
Background on Newland EMEA:
Established in 2009, Newland EMEA (Newland Europe BV) makes scanning simple. Our product range consists of stationary & handheld scanners, mobile computers, micro kiosks and tablets, and OEM scan engines. All are based on our UIMG image technology and 2D decoder chip. Headquartered in Culemborg, the Netherlands, Newland EMEA supports our local teams across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Newland EMEA is a member company of Newland Auto-ID Tech, a subsidiary of Newland Digital Technology Co. Ltd. A public company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (ticker SZE-000997). Newland Digital Technology has over $1B in annual global revenue and 5,000+ employees, specializing in technology research and development, manufacturing and product management, data collection, mobile communication, and payment devices.
On July 26, in Rzeszów, Sherwin-Williams held its opening ceremony of its new office.
Sherwin-Williams is the leader in the US sector of paints, industrial varnishes and coating products.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Management Board of Sherwin-Williams from the United States, as well as the authorities of the city of Rzeszów.
The new Sherwin-Williams Shared Service is located in the SkyRes Warszawska office building. In the first phase of operation and development in Rzeszów, the company plans to hire 100 employees. The Rzeszów Branch will support the company's operations on the American market in the implementation of a wide range of business processes. Sherwin-Williams operates globally with numerous factories and distribution centers around the world. The company was founded in Cleveland, USA in 1866. It produces top-class products for the aerospace, automotive and shipbuilding industries, and has specialized series of products dedicated to the general heavy industry, the wood industry and the packaging industry. In Poland, it has a production plant in Głuchów near Poznań and a sales branch in Dębica.
Safran Aircraft Engines announced in May its opening of a new research and development center in Rzeszow in Poland.
This new R&D Center will be used to develop new architectures and new components for aircraft engines. ✈️
“Establishing the new Research and Development Center is yet another developmental milestone for Safran Aircraft Engines Poland. We are building a center of modern technological thought, and it will allow us to support the innovation effort made by Safran. David Rignault, General Manager of Safran Aircraft Engines Poland, said.
With 30 employees today, this new R&D center is expecting for 250 engineers in 2027.
Opened in 2018, Safran Aircraft Engines Poland is one of the key players involved in the ramp up performance by producing 550.000 turbine blades annually.
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