Category Archives: Poland

Press Releases & News from Poland distributed via EuropaWire

EBRD Names Andreea Moraru New Regional Director for Poland and Baltic States

(IN BRIEF) Andreea Moraru has been appointed as the new Regional Director for Poland and the Baltic States at the EBRD, starting September 1st. Currently serving as Regional Director for Greece and Cyprus, Moraru brings extensive experience from her tenure … Read the full press release

Equinor Expands Onshore Renewables Footprint in Poland with Lipno Solar Plant

(IN BRIEF) Equinor has commenced test production at its third solar plant in Poland, Lipno, marking a significant milestone in expanding its onshore renewables portfolio in the region to approximately 200 MW. This development underscores Equinor’s commitment to strengthening its … Read the full press release

APA Consortium, Including Grupa Azoty and BASF, Sets Sights on Sustainable Future for Flexible Packaging

(IN BRIEF) Grupa Azoty ATT Polymers, BASF, UBE, ENVALIOR, and DOMO Chemicals have come together to establish the Advanced Packaging Association (APA) AISBL, dedicated to promoting sustainability in the flexible packaging value chain through scientific assessment. By championing polyamide-based packaging … Read the full press release

CEB Award Recognizes Warsaw Ukrainian School’s Exceptional Efforts in Refugee Integration

(IN BRIEF) The Warsaw Ukrainian School (SzkoUA) receives the prestigious CEB Award for Social Cohesion for its outstanding efforts in integrating refugee children from Ukraine, offering a dual Ukrainian-Polish curriculum and prioritizing mental well-being through access to psychological support. Established … Read the full press release

Mutares Completes Acquisition of Eltel Networks, Strengthens Goods & Services Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) Mutares SE & Co. KGaA has finalized the acquisition of Eltel Networks Energetyka S.A. and Eltel Networks Engineering S.A. from Eltel AB, marking a strategic move to bolster its Goods & Services segment. These entities, recognized leaders in … Read the full press release

Eviden Poland Experts Secure 2nd Place in Locked Shields 2024 Cyber Defense Exercise

(IN BRIEF) Eviden, a leading digital, cloud, big data, and security business under the Atos Group, announces the outstanding performance of its cybersecurity experts from Poland and Romania in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence’s Locked Shields 2024 … Read the full press release

EIB Funds €300 Million Satellite Program for Dual Civil and Security Use in Poland

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has pledged €300 million to support Poland’s venture into space technology with the development and launch of two Earth observation satellites. These satellites, financed through a loan to Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK), will … Read the full press release

EIB President Calviño and Poland’s PM Tusk Announce €300 Million Satellite Programme Investment

(IN BRIEF) The President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Group, Nadia Calviño, held discussions with Poland’s political leaders to strategize future financing and announce the initiation of Poland’s first satellite program. The €300 million project, supported by the EIB, … Read the full press release

Uniper Expands Renewable Portfolio with Acquisition of 20.4 MW Photovoltaic Project in Poland

(IN BRIEF) Uniper has entered into a share purchase agreement with Photon Energy Group for the acquisition of a 20.4 MW photovoltaic project in northeastern Poland, expected to close by the end of 2024. The move aligns with Uniper’s strategy … Read the full press release

EBRD Invests in Polish Cosmetics Giant Bielenda, Facilitating Strategic Acquisitions

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has acquired an indirect minority stake in the renowned Polish cosmetics brand Bielenda through a €33.9 million investment in its holding company, Innova Central Holding SCA, alongside private equity fund … Read the full press release

ORLEN Group Electrifies Sleipner Field, Slashing Carbon Emissions

(IN BRIEF) ORLEN Group continues its commitment to sustainability with the electrification of the Sleipner field in the North Sea, connecting it to clean energy generated onshore. This initiative will result in the prevention of 160,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide … Read the full press release

EBRD Supports Nrep’s Innovative Housing Concept in Poland with PLN 58.9 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has extended a loan of PLN 58.9 million (€13.7 million) to Nrep Nordic Strategies Fund IV’s Polish subsidiary to facilitate the development of residential housing in Poland. This funding will … Read the full press release

EIB and Maspex Group Seal €42 Million Deal for Sustainable Production Upgrades

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €42 million agreement with Maspex Group, a major food and beverage producer in central and southeastern Europe, to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability across their production plants in Poland and … Read the full press release

Driving Sustainability: Vitesco Technologies Teams Up with DHL for Logistics Transformation

(IN BRIEF) Vitesco Technologies announces a strategic partnership with DHL Supply Chain as its Lead Logistics Partner (LLP) in Europe, aiming to enhance sustainability, resilience, and efficiency in its logistics operations. Starting March 2024, DHL will centrally manage logistics flows … Read the full press release

EBRD Invests €22 Million to Propel Farmak’s Expansion into Polish Market

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided a €22 million loan to Ukrainian pharmaceutical giant Farmak Group to facilitate its strategic acquisition of a Polish pharmaceutical company and to upgrade its IT systems. Farmak, a … Read the full press release

Vitesco Technologies Partners with DHL Supply Chain for Sustainable Logistics Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Vitesco Technologies announces a strategic partnership with DHL Supply Chain as a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP), aiming to enhance sustainability, resilience, and efficiency in logistics. Under this partnership, DHL will centrally manage logistics flows for Vitesco Technologies’ twelve … Read the full press release

Leadec Reaches Milestone: 500,000th Wheel Assembled for MAN Truck Plant

(IN BRIEF) Leadec, a service specialist, has celebrated a significant milestone by assembling its 500,000th wheel for the MAN truck plant in Niepołomice, Poland. This achievement, marked by a ceremony, underscores Leadec’s seamless collaboration with MAN in operations, quality, and … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank Boosts Polish Economy with €600 Million Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to extend a €600 million loan to the Republic of Poland, aiming to bolster the country’s economy through investments in digital and social development. EIB Vice-President Teresa Czerwińska highlighted the strategic … Read the full press release

CEB Approves €1.3 Billion in Loans Across Europe for Social Sector Investments

(IN BRIEF) The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has approved 11 new loans totaling €1.3 billion across various countries and sectors. These loans aim to address critical social issues such as microfinance, healthcare, education, and post-disaster reconstruction. Among the … Read the full press release

Nomagic Secures €8 Million EIB Loan to Boost Robotic Automation Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Nomagic, a leading developer of intelligent robotics for e-commerce and retail warehouses, has secured an €8 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to enhance its research and development (R&D) efforts. The loan, supported by the European … Read the full press release

Skanska’s Sustainable Investment: Final Phase of Park Scandinavia Estate in Warsaw

(IN BRIEF) Skanska Residential Development Poland is investing PLN 113M in the fifth and final stage of the Park Scandinavia estate in Warsaw’s Gocław district, featuring two seven-story buildings with 198 apartments. Embracing eco-friendly solutions, the project integrates a smart … Read the full press release

Driving Green Growth: HeavyFinance Secures €50 Million to Drive Sustainable Agriculture in Europe

(IN BRIEF) HeavyFinance announces a €50 million fundraising for a private credit fund aimed at supporting European agricultural SMEs with tailored finance solutions to advance decarbonization efforts. With the EIF committing €20 million as a cornerstone investor and support from … Read the full press release

DHL Group Inaugurates State-of-the-Art Logistics Center in Poznan, Poland

(IN BRIEF) DHL Group unveils its new international logistics center in Robakowo, near Poznan, Poland, in collaboration with DHL eCommerce, Post & Parcel Germany, and DHL Freight. Representing an investment of approximately 180 million euros, the facility spans 32,000 sqm … Read the full press release

EBRD and Eiffel Investment Group Collaborate to Boost Solar Energy in Poland with €45 Million Joint Loan

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Eiffel Investment Group are teaming up to advance solar energy development in Poland through a €45 million joint loan to PL-SUN Sp.z.o.o. This funding will support the construction of … Read the full press release

Poland’s Cargounit Invests in Siemens Locomotives for European Rail Modernization

(IN BRIEF) Cargounit, Poland’s leading locomotive leasing company, partners with Siemens Mobility to purchase 30 Vectron locomotives with an option for 60 more, along with 10 Smartron locomotives. The deal aims to enhance cross-border rail transport in Europe. Vectron locomotives, … Read the full press release

EBRD Invests €2.5 Million in Kyiv Medical University for New Campus Amidst Ukrainian Conflict

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is allocating €2.5 million to Kyiv Medical University (KMU) to establish a new campus in Poland, providing critical support amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. With a strategic focus on … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel Expands Logistics Operations with New Cross-Dock Centre at Port of Gdansk

(IN BRIEF) Kuehne+Nagel, a leading global logistics provider, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art cross-dock centre near the Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) at the port of Gdansk, Poland. Spanning over 3,300 square meters with additional office space, the facility caters to the … Read the full press release

Skanska Commits PLN 126M to Eco-Friendly Residential Project ‘Stilla’ in Warsaw

(IN BRIEF) Skanska, a leading construction company, is investing PLN 126 million in the development of the residential project “Stilla” in Warsaw, Poland. The project comprises two adjacent buildings with a total of 179 apartments, featuring innovative eco-friendly solutions aimed … Read the full press release

EBRD Invests €90 Million in Eko-Okna to Boost Polish Manufacturing Sector

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is bolstering the growth of Poland’s manufacturing sector by providing a €90 million loan to Eko-Okna, a prominent producer of energy-efficient windows and doors in Poland. This investment will fund … Read the full press release

EIB Commits €350 Million to Umicore for EV Battery Materials Innovation and Recycling

(IN BRIEF) In a significant move to bolster Europe’s electric vehicle (EV) battery industry, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has entered a €350 million financing agreement with Umicore to support research, development, and innovation (RDI) in rechargeable battery materials technologies. … Read the full press release

UNIQA Group Centralizes International Insurance Programs in Poland

(IN BRIEF) The UNIQA Group has launched the International Programmes (IP) HUB in Poland, serving as a competence center for 15 countries in Central and Eastern Europe where the insurer operates. This initiative aims to standardize insurance offerings for multinational … Read the full press release

EIB Approves PLN 2 Billion for ENEA’s Electricity Grid Modernization in Poland, Boosting Sustainability and Energy Reliability

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has given its approval for a second loan tranche of PLN 1 billion to ENEA to support the modernization and renovation of the electricity distribution network in western Poland. This follows the first … Read the full press release

Fueling Growth: ORLEN’s European Expansion Strategy Hits 3,500 Service Stations

(IN BRIEF) ORLEN, an energy company, has experienced rapid expansion with acquisitions in Austria, Germany, Slovakia, and Hungary, increasing its foreign station count by nearly a third in the past year. They are finalizing the purchase of over 60 service … Read the full press release

EBRD Extends €29 Million Financing for Eurowatt’s Renewable Energy Expansion in Poland

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a financial package of up to PLN 126.1 million (€29 million equivalent) to support the growth of renewable energy capacity in Poland. The funding will be directed towards … Read the full press release

PGNiG Upstream Norway Expands License Portfolio with Ten New Exploration Areas in Norwegian Continental Shelf

(IN BRIEF) PGNiG Upstream Norway AS (PUN), a subsidiary of the ORLEN Group, has secured ten new license areas for exploration on the Norwegian Continental Shelf through the Awards in Predefined Areas (APA) for 2023. PUN will act as the … Read the full press release

Voith and Schumacher Packaging Successfully Upgrade PM 2 in Poland for Doubled Production Capacity and Sustainability

(IN BRIEF) Voith and Schumacher Packaging have achieved the successful startup of PM 2 in Myszków, Poland, following a comprehensive modernization project. The rebuild, led by Voith, has doubled the production capacity of lightweight containerboard grades from 500 to 1,000 … Read the full press release

Baltic Power Offshore Wind Farm to Pioneeringly Use Low-Emission Steel for Turbines, Reducing Carbon Footprint by 10%

(IN BRIEF) The Baltic Power offshore wind farm, a collaboration between ORLEN Group and Northland Power, is set to become the world’s first to construct wind turbines using low-emission steel produced predominantly from recycled materials in an electric arc furnace … Read the full press release

EIB Group Signs PLN 2 Billion Securitisation Agreement with EFL to Support Polish SMEs and Sustainable Projects

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank Group (EIB Group) has entered into a revolving synthetic securitisation agreement with Europejski Fundusz Leasingowy S.A. (EFL) for a PLN 2 billion portfolio of leasing receivables. EFL commits to provide PLN 2.5 billion in … Read the full press release

RWE Successfully Connects 20th Onshore Wind Farm in Poland, Expanding Renewable Portfolio

(IN BRIEF) RWE, a global leader in renewable energies, has achieved a significant milestone by connecting its 20th onshore wind farm to the grid in Poland. The Żnin wind farm, located in Kujawsko-Pomorskie, boasts 16 wind turbines with a total … Read the full press release

EBRD Grants €29 Million for Renewable Energy Projects in Poland

(IN BRIEF) The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a financial package of up to PLN 126.1 million (€29 million) to subsidiaries of Eurowatt Green Energy Group SA, Baltic Sea Polska II sp. z o.o., and C&C … Read the full press release