Electromobility in Poland: Investments, Trends, Employment

The industry report "Electromobility in Poland: Investments, Trends, Employment", which was created in cooperation with the Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Bergman Engineering and the Polish Chamber of Electromobility Development, presents the state of development of the industry in Poland, shows key investments, trends, development directions, as well as market demand for highly specialized employees. It is a comprehensive collection of information about the sector that inspires recipients for further activities and searching for business opportunities. After all, electromobility has been with us in Poland for a long time and the time has come to use business niches and enter a higher level of technological development using knowledge about the value chain.

Summing up only the year 2021, we can talk about an increase in electric vehicle sales by 120% and the implementation of five investment projects with a total value of over EUR 2 billion. Meanwhile, the investments planned by the end of 2022 are to create another nearly 7,000 jobs.

The revolution is happening before our eyes. They may be loud-sounding words, but they are true. More and more companies report the need for a team of engineers, production workers, without whom the change on the automotive market, in the electromobility sector, will not be possible. Of course - electric car factories are technologically advanced, robotization and production automation is visible at every step, but without people the revolution will not happen. A great deal of responsibility should be proportionate and competitive wages and employers are aware of this.

- says Tomasz Szpikowski, President of Bergman Engineering

 

Changes in the automotive market are very dynamic and are an opportunity for the local market and domestic companies, also from outside the automotive sector.

Many entrepreneurs do not even know that after a slight retooling, their lines could already supply components, products or hall equipment for the electromobility industry.

- sums up Krzysztof Burda, President of the Polish Chamber of Electromobility Development.

 

Electromobility is not only about highly advanced components, such as electrodes, separator or electrolyte, it also includes: copper electrical terminals, module covers, rubber elements and measuring equipment. The export value of lithium-ion batteries for 2021, after an increase of over 60% year-on-year, exceeded PLN 6.6 billion. Batteries and other components needed to build electric transport are high-margin products that require investments in a modern production model.

- says Rafał Biszcz, Director of PIRE Knowledge Hub.

 

This is a great opportunity for the Polish industry for far-reaching modernization and a leap forward - especially at a time when the supply of labor is declining due to unfavorable demographic changes. Components falling under the electromobility industry are subject to automotive standards - with the use of IATF, VDA or ISO standards.

For us, working in the regime of automotive standards and regulations is something natural, while our competition from Asian countries has many problems with it. In other words - a strong automotive sector is our comparative advantage in implementing batteries for automotive needs.

There is one more side to the coin - battery technology is still such a novelty that its secrets have not yet penetrated our consciousness. Polish industry does not know how batteries are produced, what semi-finished products are needed and what role this industry could play in the supply chain of the electromobility industry. PIRE estimates that by 2028, more than 5% of all Polish exports will be batteries, while knowledge about this area of ​​the economy is like a medicine! That is why PIRE Knowledge Hub was established, which promotes such technical knowledge.

 

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ELECTROMOBILITY IN POLAND: Investments, Trends, Employment