A global chemical company opens a GBS business services center in Poland
With the Agency’s support the company chose Krakow as the location for its European hub. PAIH’s consultants actively advised the investor’s representatives at the stage of location visits to the capital of Małopolska. According to Huntsman, Poland perfectly fits into the organizational culture and provides access to highly qualified employees and modern infrastructure.
Locating new service investments in Krakow perfectly illustrates the dynamic development of the modern services sector in Poland and clearly shows what a strong brand Krakow is. The city once again confirms its strong position on the map of the BSS sector, not only in the CEE region. The maturity of the sector, which translates into the availability of qualified staff and excellent university facilities are just some of the key advantages of this location – commented Marcin Fabianowicz, director of PAIH’s Investment Center.
Over the next 12-18 months, the company plans to hire about 100 specialists in accounting, loans, human resources, purchasing, automation and advanced analytics, as well as financial planning and analysis. In line with its global strategy, Huntsman also wants to invest in Poland in training programs for employees in the field of improving qualifications and acquiring industry knowledge.
The opening of our regional European GBS hub in Krakow will provide broad support to Huntsman’s regional and global operations, enabling a better balance of costs, service, value and speed, while continuously improving every aspect of the business. We are looking for specialists willing to cooperate with our Krakow office, who are familiar with digital technologies – said Paul Rollé, Huntsman Site Leader for Poland.
Huntsman Corporation is a global manufacturer and distributor of specialty chemicals, listed on the stock exchange, with revenues in 2021 of approximately $8 billion. The company manufactures more than 7500 products for key sectors such as aviation, transportation, construction, food preservation, energy and fuels. The company has more than 70 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in nearly 30 countries and currently employs approximately 9,000 employees within four separate business divisions.