Steel, machinery and precision industry
Świętokrzyskie Region with its great tradition in the field of the metallurgy, is a very attractive region for investors. The advantages of the province are:
- the access to young, well qualified workforce
- relatively low labour costs
- well prepared greenfield and brownfield sites for industrial investments
- a wide selection of partners and sub-contractors
- provisions in the Development Strategy of Świętokrzyskie Region, and the Regional Innovation Strategy of Świętokrzyskie Region, which show the metal industry as a sector of great opportunity.
The Świętokrzyskie together with the Subcarpathian is the leader in metal sector in the whole Eastern Poland. Metal industry is one of the biggest employers here and employs above 10 thousand people. In the Old Polish Industrial Region (Staropolski Okręg Przemysłowy) there are plants from Kielce (e.g. NSK Bearings Polska); Ostrowiec Świetokrzyski (e.g. Celsa Huta Ostrowiec, Wytwórnia Konstrukcji Stalowych); Skarżysko-Kamienna (e.g. Zakłady Metalowe Mesko) and Starachowice (e.g. Odlewnie Polskie).
Employers looking for highly qualified staff in Kielce should have no problems. The Kielce University of Technology have a choice of several related specialisations in the sectors discussed, including: materials science, mechanics and mechanical engineering, management and production engineering.
Also, the Kielce machinery industry has been developing well and has good prospects.
The investment in the sector are on the increase, manufacturing plants grow and, and thus, create new jobs. In addition, the proximity of the giant market behind the eastern border of the European Union is one of the competitive advantages of Eastern Poland, including the Region as a place to locate machinery sector plants.
Kielce’s machinery sector includes a number of different industries, especially machine and precision industry, cast manufacturing, pipes, fittings, rolling ball bearings and speciality vehicles.
NSK Bearings, ZWM SHL, Gervasi, Stokota, AEBI Schmidt, Moto-Truck, KH-Kipper, Kielecka Fabryka Pomp Białogon, CPP Prema, Ośrodek Badawczo-Rozwojowy Elementów i Układów Pneumatyki, Megaterm Plus Sp. z o.o., Stolarczyk, ISKRA Zakłady Precyzyjne Sp. z o.o., "Pralma" sp. z o. o., U-TECH TECHNICS Sp. z o.o., CHEMAR ARMATURA Sp. z o.o.