Michelin Poland Logistics Centre to Employ 1,000
A thousand new staff will be taken on by Michelin Poland when its logistics and production centre in Olsztyn, in the country’s northeast, is completed. The £180 million facility, being constructed on a 50,000 square metre site, will serve production in the domestic market, the rest of Europe and in North America.
Michelin’s growth in Poland has been made easier through the granting of a couple of concessions; the town of Olsztyn gave Michelin a 99-year lease on an 82 hectare site in early 2005, for which the tyremaker pays a sum of 100,000 zloty (£18,650) per month. That same year the Polish government implemented a number of tax rebates for the company and approved an aid package valued at around £11 million.
Currently Michelin employs 3,500 workers in Olsztyn, its only site in Poland. The facility, first opened in 1967 as a state-run enterprise, came under the Michelin umbrella in 1995.