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Economic potential

Economic potential

Local industry is characterized by its technical currency and great variety. Its leading branches include wood, glass, automotive, electrical, metal and construction materials’ industries. Many local companies have attracted foreign investors who decided to harness the potential of well-qualified workforce.
Żary is a town open to investors. Foreign capital invested to date has amounted to 600 million Euros and our companies have made it to the top of many national and international rankings.
   
Our biggest foreign investors include:
• KRONOPOL Sp. z o.o. – manufacturer of chipboards, floor and wall panels, OSB and wood-based construction technologies - Swiss capital
• SAINT-GOBAIN SEKURIT HanGlas Polska Sp. z o.o. – manufacturer of glass for general-purposes vehicles - French capital
• SAINT-GOBAIN EUROVEDER Polska Sp. z o.o. - manufacturer of glass for household appliances - French capital
• SAGE Automotive – Tessile Sp. z o.o. – manufacturer of fabrics and knitwear for automotive and furniture industries – USA capital
• VALMET Automotive Sp. z o.o. – manufacturer of roof systems for convertibles - Finnish  capital
• MK Systemy Kominowe Sp. z o.o. – manufacturer of acid proof sheet chimney systems - French capital
• SPOMASZ S.A. – manufacturer of steel structures, industrial installations and wind tower platforms - French capital,
  • OR- SAT, Apo- Tessile  produces sun visors, gear change lever & hand-brake covers (automotive sector), cushions and covers for furniture industry (seawing services sector), Italian capital
  • PANATTONI- Development Company is a commercial real estate development company specializing in industrial, office and retail Project American capital,
  •  SYNCREON – Computer, printers, Irish capital
• MAGNAPLAST Sp. z o.o. – PVC pipes – German capital
   
The mosaic of overseas companies is further enriched by the Polish companies such as:
• RELPOL SA – manufacturer of electromagnetic relays – listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange,
• HART SM – manufacturer of tempered glass for household appliances, shower cabins and PVC joinery,
• PROBET-DASAG Sp. z o.o. – terrazzo and natural stone products – German capital
• RELPOL SA – manufacturer of electromagnetic relays – listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange,
• POLI-ECO Sp. z o.o. - plastic finishing sections, windows, seals
• PKS SA – transportation company,
• Vitrosilicon SA manufacturer of glass blocks, lanterns, jars, silicates and many other products,
* Janbud sp. z o.o.- services and erecting of building structures according to    investors' requirements,
* PHU Adamek- transportation company,
• LeenLife - production of vitamine F from flax,
• Eximport - manufacturer of foils, packages etc.,
• Magorex - manufacturer of steel elements for gastronomy,
• Zakład Metalowy Staryk - manufacturer of steel elements,
• Tempus - Manufacturer of natural stone,
• Urban - Manufacturer  of machinery andequipment,
• Alpodach- building materials- house- top,
• Kobra - Production Textile detergent,
* Plastbud - manufacturer of plastic for automotive  .
   
The small and medium-sized companies (frequently family businesses) play an important role in the town and there are over 4,500 of those. The majority of companies are involved in commercial activity or services. Recently a number of businesses have been created that offer high-quality fitness renewal. A large selection of restaurants, hotels, a bowling alley, a swimming pool, a skating rink as well as the renovated old town all stimulate the development of tourism, particularly inbound tourism. Tourists are attracted as the location of  Żary makes it ‘the symbolic gate’ to south-west Poland.
   
The total number of employed people is 11,492 in 2009.(in the companies which employ more than 9 persons, there is an increasing trend) including:
            * private sector: 8,024 persons,
            * public sector: 3,468 persons.
      By industry:
          * Industry and construction – 5,452 persons,
* Trade; repair of motor vehicles, transportation and storage, accommodation and Catering, information and communication - 2,126 persons,
     * Other services – 3,871 persons.
                 * Agriculture, forestry and fishing – 43 persons

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