3 KALISZ THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR INVESTMENT the second largest city in Wielkopolska Region aerospace industry tradition since 1946 the oldest city in Poland (over 1850 years of history) the focal point of Kalisz-Ostrów Agglomeration, absorptive market for consumer goods and investments a population of and with the surrounding towns and villages people modern and dynamically developing center for aerospace industry, food industry, light industry, household appliances industry, forage industry and automotive industry historical, cultural and sports center
4 TRANSPORT CONNECTIONS Highways: A2 Berlin Poznań Łódź Warszawa Moscow (the highway is around 46 km from Kalisz) the Baltic Sea Russia Lithuania (EU) National roads: Number 12 Łęknica Leszno Kalisz Piotrków Trybunalski Radom Lublin Dorohusk Number 25 Bobolice Bydgoszcz Konin Kalisz Ostrów Wielkopolski Oleśnica BERLIN Germany (EU) WROCŁAW POZNAŃ KALISZ A2 ŁÓDZ WARSZAWA Belarus MOSKWA Provincial roads: Number 442 Kalisz Września Number 450 Kalisz Wieruszów Opatów Number 470 Kalisz Turek Kościelec the Czech Republic (EU) KATOWICE KRAKÓW A4 Slovakia (EU) RZESZÓW the Ukraine Railway transportation Air transportation Kalisz has a railway station that enables domestic and international connections with i.e.: Łódź, Warszawa, Wrocław and Prague. They are fulfilled by Polish National Rail (PKP): rozklad-pkp.pl Distances from Kalisz: Konin Poznań Wrocław Łódź Warszawa Katowice Berlin Lwów Praga 55 km 130 km 120 km 112 km 270 km 225 km 415 km 534 km 445 km Location of Kalisz and distances to international airports: Poznań airport-poznan.com.pl 140 km Wrocław airport.wroclaw.pl 131 km Łódź airport.lodz.pl 113 km Bydgoszcz pbl.pl 171 km Warszawa lotnisko-chopina.pl 280 km Katowice katowice-airport.com 225 km Kraków krakowairport.pl 330 km Gdańsk airport.gdansk.pl 340 km Runway: landing strips for medical helicopters, with maximum take-off weight up to 5700kg and the length of 12,5 m. With earlier agreement the strips can be used by nonmedical helicopters sport airport in Michałków, near Ostrów Wielkopolski
6 ECONOMIC POTENTIAL OF KALISZ the location of large and significant companies on Polish market with domestic and foreign capital: investors from Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, but also the USA and Canada the best place to invest within the triangle created by three biggest agglomerations in Poland: Łódź, Poznań, Wrocław Wielkopolska Region POZNAŃ KALISZ Łódź Region substantial number of private sector companies well-developed service industry for business ŁÓDZ beneficial policies of local government to investors attractive investment offers, relatively low prices of lands, development of a special economic zone (SSE) and other economic zones access to well-trained, tailored to the needs of the market, human resources WROCŁAW Dolny Śląsk Region high level of agriculture an important element in the industrial structure of the city s economy Investment areas in Kalisz: the area of all lands for development: 198,30 ha including green-field areas: 175,28 ha wide choice of lands: from 0,5 ha to 24 ha property of City of Kalisz or private property various use for the lands, according to spatial development plans, for example: production facilities, service industry or logistics good transportation accessibility the majority of lands adjoin to national roads, main streets or internal ring road of the city full technical infrastructure or access points in lands vicinity
7 Subzone of The Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone In Kalisz there is a subzone of The Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone with green-field areas. In 2011, first manufacturing companies invested in two complexes of the subzone. Following green-field areas (9 ha), incorporated into the subzone in 2012, are waiting for investors. Dobrzec West Economic Zone The area of Dobrzec West Economic Zone covers 80,64 ha. The lands have a good transportation accessibility, they are in the area of main growth direction of the city on the axis of Kalisz Ostrów Wielkopolski Agglomeration, national road number 25. They are intended, according to local spatial development plan, as grounds for commercial buildings with commercial area of over 2000 square meters, service, manufacturing and storage facilities.
8 PACKAGE FOR AN INVESTOR exemption from property tax, even up to 5 years, for manufacturing and service businesses exemption from income tax even up to 60% of investment costs or 2-year labour costs for new investments located in Subzone Kalisz of The Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone complex investor service at each step of the investment process, including support when there is a need to contact departments of Municipal Office in Kalisz and cooperation with companies providing utilities such as gas, electricity, water and sewage systems constantly updated database of areas, industrial and office facilities that can be used for investments discounted utility rates for activated economic zones of the city LABOUR MARKET Monthly gross salary in PLN 2 777,37 PLN Kalisz 2 976,28 PLN Wielkopolska Region 3 315,38 PLN Poland Human resources Total Men Women Working inhabitants
9 The Employed Divided by Sector of Employment 30% 4% 4% 23% 39% agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishery industry and construction commerce; automotive servicing, transportation and stock management; accommodation and gastronomy; information and transportation services financial and insurance; real-estate support remaining services Unemployment rate (%) Over 43% of people looking for employment are young people (25-34 years old) Among them, there are 566 professionals with higher education degrees and a lot of specialists with lower qualifications Extended educational offer leads to a constant inflow of highly qualified individuals, whereas the local conditions lead to competitive labour costs. 8,6% Kalisz 9,6% Wielkopolska Region 12% Poland Structure of the unemployed according to their education 22% 14% primary education and grammar schools 1229 people 9% 25% 30% basic Vocational Education 1007 people secondary Education 353 people post-secondary Education and Secondary Vocational Education 876 people higher Education 566 people
10 TECHNOPOLE KALISZ Kalisz aspires to be a technopole in Southern Wielkopolska Region. Its dynamic growth results from domestic and foreign companies but also from newly-established and modernized educational institutions located in he area. The main businesses that lead in innovation are following companies, they represent: aerospace industry: Pratt & Whitney Kalisz Sp. z o.o., Meyer Tool Poland Sp. z o.o., VAC AERO KALISZ Sp. z o.o., WSK PZL-Kalisz S.A., Hamilton Sundstrand Kalisz Sp. z o.o., Teknequip Kalisz Sp. z o.o. food industry: Jutrzenka Colian SA, Nestle Polska SA - Winiary, FPH PAULA Sp. z o. o. Sp. k., FRUCTON Przetwórnia Owoców i Warzyw K. i P. Grzegorczyk Sp. J., Okręgowa Spółdzielnia Mleczarska w Kaliszu light industry: Fabryka Firanek i Koronek "Haft" SA, Fabryka Wyrobów Runowych Runotex SA, BIG STAR Ltd. automotive industry: Teknia Kalisz Sp. z o.o., Wega Sp. z o.o. household appliances industry: SCHNEE Polska Sp. z o. o., Ennon Company Sp. z o. o., "Reco Polska" Sp. z o.o., "Newplast Poland" Sp. z o.o. power industry: ENERGA OPERATOR Division Kalisz The location of Kalisz in the agglomeration triangle of Poznań, Wrocław and Łódź, creates perfect conditions for logistics companies, such as: PST OST SPED Sp. z o.o. and Raben Polska Spółka z o.o. BUSINESS SUPPORT ORGANISATION (BSO) Kalisz in comparison to Wielkopolska Region stands out due to actively operating business environment organizations, which offer a wide variety of support - particularly for the SME sector. BSO offer is primarily based on information and advisory services related to establishing and running a business, training and seminars, and services related to raising capital, i.e. in the form of preferential loans. Regional Chamber of Commerce in Kalisz: rig-kalisz.pl ul. Częstochowska 25 Tel./Fax Chamber of Crafts in Kalisz: irip.kalisz.pl Częstochowska 93A Tel , Fax Kalisz Business Incubator Foundation: kip.kalisz.pl ul. Częstochowska 25, Tel , Polish Federation of Engineering in Kalisz: not.kalisz.pl ul. Rumińskiego 2, Tel
11 CLUSTER INITIATIVES Establishing of Food Cluster of Southern Wielkopolska Region, created by the initiative of Regional Chamber of Commerce in Kalisz, was the response to expectations of entrepreneurs from Food Industry that were concerned with the intensification of cooperative actions and development of promotional and advisory actions, connected with the increase in innovation and capability of cooperative actions. 31 business entities that create the cluster employ 4034 employees, and generate a turnover of PLN, and the cluster spends 28 million PLN on research and development, along with higher education institutions. The concentration of companies from the same branch in the city influenced the establishing of Cluster Initiatives. Diffusion of knowledge, cooperation with local authorities and friendly competition between companies multiply effectiveness of their actions. There are six companies in Kalisz manufacturing components for aerospace industry, the companies employ almost 2500 people. Four of them established Association of Entrepreneurs of Aerospace Industry Wielkopolska Aerospace Cluster, which is a non-profit organization, it consists of representatives of companies involved in action that are to lead to the increase of competiveness of aerospace industry in Kalisz. CLUSTERS The aims of Wielkopolska Aerospace Cluster promotion of aerospace companies development and optimization of the supply chain - support for SMEs supporting relations with companies, specialized suppliers, service providers, companies in the sector development of the aerospace industry networks with technical universities, research institutes and research units influencing development policy of the region and the country regarding the aerospace industry improvement of the existing manufacturing base cooperation with the European aerospace industry centers
12 WIELKOPOLSKA AEROSPACE CLUSTER Includes six following aerospace industry companies: Pratt & Whitney Kalisz Sp. z o.o. Vac Aero Kalisz Sp. z o.o. Meyer Tool Poland Sp. z o.o. WSK PZL-Kalisz S.A. Hamilton Sundstrand Kalisz Sp. z o.o. Teknequip Kalisz Sp. z o.o. What is cluster? Apart from companies, cluster related entities network also includes scientific, research and development units, or private organizations. This contributes to a significant innovative potential growth of such spatial and organizational industry form. Interrelations of individual entities in a cluster are often informal and are partly based on high HR rotation within the cluster. Numerous connections between cluster entities make them follow the same trajectory of growth. Benefits of cooperation Combining the forces risk neutralization Increased probability to achieve success in business More effective research due to concurrent expectations Complementing resources and skills Reduction of costs Kalisz Objective Growth of WKL Member Companies Rzeszow
13 Actions Promoting Aerospace Industry Supporting Technical Development International Cooperation Attracting Industry Investors Cooperation with R&D Entities HR Development Areas of Expertise Products: Gear wheels Guide vane assemblies Special processes Heat treatment HVOF (High Velocity Oxygen Fuel) plasma spray coating Parts, assemblies and sub-assemblies for aircraft piston engines Tubes Processes & Services: machining (turning on lathe, grinding, milling, EDM, WEDM) special processes (heat treatment, soldering, HVOF/plasma, painting, shot-peening) Northern Wielkopolska Region
14 EDUCATION The position of the city along with economic, social and cultural potential of Kalisz created demand for higher education institutions. At the moment the city is an important academic center of Southern Wielkopolska Region. Higher Education in Kalisz Fields of study Number of students President Stanisław Wojciechowski Higher Vocational State School in Kalisz First and Second Degree studies in the faculties: - Technical - Management - Medical - Physiotherapy and Sports, - Foreign languages 4275 Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts in Kalisz Branch of Professor J. Chechliński Higher School of Finance and Information Technology in Łodź Higher School of Information Technology and Skills in Łódź, Opatówek Branch (10 km from Kalisz) wsinf.edu.pl/opatowek/ First and Second degree studies in the Faculty of Pedagogy Fine Arts and Polish and Classical Philology First and Second degree studies in the Faculty of Economics: - European Integration, - Economics and Finance of Companies - Management of Budget - Economy and Local Government - Banking - Accounting - IT in Economics - Psychology of Economic Decisions First and Second degree studies: - Information Technology - Pedagogy Total: 4 Higher Education institutions, 8,428 students
15 In addition, education in Kalisz is also provided by: 27 Kindergartens 28 Primary and Grammar Schools 42 Secondary Schools In 2011, for the fifth time in a row President Stanisław Wojciechowski Kalisz Higher Vocational State School was ranked first in the ranking of higher vocational state schools in "Rzeczpospolita" newspaper and monthly magazine "Perspektywy". In the twelfth edition of the Competition for the Best Automobile Technology School of the Year, the title, in 2011, was won by the Automotive School in Kalisz. For the second time, the school received this honorable title. INNOVATIONS IN EDUCATION: Kalisz boasts to have a modern and extraordinary, in the scale of the entire country, educational institutions such as: The Centre for Continuous and Practical Education is equipped with modern laboratories, where you can validate and acquire professional qualifications tailored to the requirements of the local labor market, among other with CNC machining. The Centre for Educational Research of Cogged Wheels is being formed at President Stanisław Wojciechowski Higher Vocational State School - the only one in Poland and one of few in Europe. The Centre is organized with the support of EU funds (during 2012 to 2014 period), the students will have the opportunity to work on a unique and special apparatus in the scale of the entire Europe. Educational research centers and companies from Europe will have access to the outcome of the research, but they will also be able to send their employees for training and practice. Moreover, it will be a research and teaching facility, designed to assist the development of local aerospace companies. The Centre is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge from countries with higher levels of innovation.
16 KALISZ TOP QUALITY BRAND Award winning, among others for the support of investors, creating a climate of entrepreneurship and exemplary international cooperation: in 1998, the European Commission awarded Kalisz with the Golden Star of the Partnership in 1999, the city received an European Flag of Honour from the European Commission for city s involvement in international relations, in 2003, The Council of Europe awarded the City with the Europe Honorary Plaque for contribution in the field of European integration and participation in international cooperation in 2010, City of Kalisz won the title of Fair Play Community - Certified Investment Location granted by the National Chamber of Commerce. STRATEGY OF THE CITY creation of a modern economy, strengthening the position of Kalisz as a leader in the region improvement of the quality of life in the city strengthening of the identity of the city shaping of spatial order and infrastructure
17 QUALITY OF LIFE Culture: During breaks from business meetings, it is a good idea to take advantage of cultural offer of the city. Nothing puts a person into a cheerful mood better than great plays, staged in Wojciech Boguslawski Theatre. This place has captivating magic - perhaps because of over two hundred years of tradition and the historical building of the theater itself. It might also be because of the excellent theatre group. Every spring, there is the famous festival of acting: The Kalisz Theatre Meetings, which is the place to see the most riveting plays from Polish theaters from all over Poland, starring their most talented actors. Kalisz is famous for a lot of great festivals. In addition to classical theater festival, there is also Street Theatre Festival (International Festival of Street Art "La Strada") and Contemporary Dance Festival (Contact Zone) and music events such as: International Festival of Jazz Piano, Paul Berger Festival that presents rock music, but also festival of Early Music "Schola Cantorum". For those who enjoy good music at its best, there is the Philharmonic Symphonic Orchestra of Kalisz. It mesmerizes the audience with first-class performances of both classical and contemporary concerts. In addition, a wide range of concerts, performances and other events also take place in Culture and Art Center in Kalisz. It is also worth to visit Jan Tarasin Gallery of Art, Cultural Centre of Art - "Water Tower", or Tadeusz Kulisiewiecz Center of Drawings and Graphic Art. Leisure: Kalisz is a city with a unique atmosphere. Time passes much more slowly here than in big cities. It s worth to take a walk along the streets of the historic city center, visit the churches where there are authentic treasures of culture to discover. Moreover, it is quite near to the city park - one of the oldest and most beautiful ones in Poland. Kalisz looks beautiful from above - you can find it out for yourself by visiting the observation deck in the tower of City Hall. For those who are interested in the history of the city, there is a mandatory visit to Kalisz Piast Settlement. In summer you can get there by Calisia boat. A visit to the Regional Museum of Kalisz is also a good idea, the museum is full of relics and props, documenting the history of Kalisz, starting from its prehistory. However, if somebody prefers an active way of spending free time, the oldest city in Poland can offer a modern water park with many of its attractions.
18 Sport and recreation: Modern sports and entertainment hall Arena for more than 3,000 people that fulfills the European standards for team sports and mass events Sports and entertainment hall with 720 seats Aquapark and 2 indoor swimming pools the only in Wielkopolska Region hall with Athletic tartan running track and auditorium for 600 people Amber Cycling Route marked out on both sides of the Prosna River Golf driving range Specialized Pilawa training hall for martial arts- Summer levee of Kalisz Rowing Association and rowing course on Pokrzywnicki Reservoir Professional skate park Sport shooting ranges Indoor skating rink with an area of 900 square meters Illuminated toboggan run in Majków district with Majków Sports Facility 3 complexes for Orliki 2012 (youth sport centers) Municipality Stadium in Kalisz with a modern building of social facilities, with indoor bleachers for 500 spectators and a concrete cycling track with a length of 500 meters 9 sports complexes for kindergartens, consisting of football pitches, handball, volleyball, basketball, and adapted for athletics Friendship Park in Kalisz City Park (more than 200 years old) 10 pitches with grass surface measuring 44 x 24 meters Tennis courts
19 Members of Wielkopolska Aerospace Cluster Aeroklub Ostrowski Lotnisko Michałków Beta PHU S.C. Brittani Network Group Sp. z o.o. Cactus Studio Agencja Reklamowa Dr Krystian Ziemski & Partners Kancelaria Prawna Sp.k. Firma Budowlana Marek Antczak Hamilton Sundstrand Kalisz Sp. z o.o. Impel Security KPMG Tax M. Michna sp.k. Meyer Tool Poland Sp. z o.o. MHM Home Nieruchomości Polsko-Kanadyjska Izba Gospodarcza Poltra Sp. z o.o. Pratt & Whitney Kalisz Sp.z o.o. Przedsiębiorstwo Wielobranżowe KAL-PAP PWSZ Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa im. Prezydenta Stanisława Wojciechowskiego Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. Oddział Kalisz Sandvik Polska Sp.z o.o. Sójka & Maciak Adwokaci Sp.k. Teknequip Kalisz Sp. z o.o. Tepron -Wieluń Sp. z o.o. VAC AERO Kalisz Sp.z o.o. WSK PZL-Kalisz S.A. Printed for Wielkopolska Aerospace Cluster. The publication co-financed by the Municipal Office in Kalisz. Ideas, text: the Municipal Office in Kalisz, Wielkopolska Aerospace Cluster Translation: Andrzej Sikorski Photos: the Municipal Office in Kalisz, Wielkopolska Aerospace Cluster, Karolina Bazan-Marcinczak, Piotr Walendowski, Fotoloto Graphic design: Cactus Studio Advertising Agency
20 Investor and Social Partner Service Office Municipal Office in Kalisz Główny Rynek 20, Kalisz, Poland Tel.: Join now Wielkopolska Aerospace Cluster Elektryczna 4A, Kalisz, Poland WKL Head Office: Elektryczna 6A, Kalisz, Poland Tel.: , Cell:
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