According to the ABSL report “Katowice Agglomeration Business Services Powerhouse”, the Agglomeration’s attractiveness for investors from the business services sector grows.
At present the service centres in Katowice and the Katowice Agglomeration owned by Polish and foreign capital employ around 15,000 people, what means a 20 % growth in last 12 months.
Taking into account corporate development plans in the Katowice Agglomeration, it can be assumed that by the end of 2015 development in the sector will reach roughly 17,500 individuals, which is twice the number of employees compared to 2012.
In the Katowice Agglomeration operate 64 service centres, owned by 57 investors from 10 countries. These are mainly companies from the United States (15) and Polish enterprises (14), but also include corporations from the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Finland, India and Canada. IT services are the main specialization in the Katowice Agglomeration as they generate 1/3 of the employment in the sector.
The Katowice Agglomeration is one of the six most important centres of business services in Poland. Here invested such companies as: ArcelorMittal, Bombardier, Capgemini, Ericsson, HireRight, IBM, ING, Kroll Ontrack, Mentor Graphics, OEX, Oracle, Perform Media, PwC, Rockwell Automation, Sii, Steria, Teleperformance, Unilever or Wipro.