The first one was Ciber, company globally recognizable in IT sector. They opened a new office in the middle of June and intend to enhance number of employees from 180 in 2015 to 320 in 2016, which means there will be almost 150 new workplaces in Poznań for graduates in fields such as IT, accounting and recruitment. Ciber is a company operating globally in the IT industry for nearly 40 years. They describe themselves as distinguished by large experience, worldwide reputation and a wide range of expertise in the field of new technologies.
The second brand that decided to invest in Poznań is A. Shulman, a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, which are used as raw materials in a variety of markets. The company is moving their shared services centre (SSC) for EMEA countries from Belgium to Poznań. The recruitment process has already started, because the centre is scheduled to begin operating in October 2015. The firm is going to hire 60 specialists from sectors such as IT, finance and HR. Isabel Casimiro, A. Shulman's CFO for Europe, Middle East and Africa, stated, that they took into consideration the macroeconomic aspect, accessibility and proximity to universities that provide a supply of educated personnel.
The final new investor in Poznań is Capgemini, the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology, outsourcing services and local professional services. It is present in over 40 countries and employs almost 145,000 people. The giant is making plans to open at the end of the year a new software solutions centre in Poznań. That would be the seventh Capgemini SSC facility in Poland. The first one was created in Wrocław. The subsidiaries are dealing with different kinds of activities and employs more than six thousand specialists. In the matter of two to three years, Capgemini aim to generate 200-300 jobs for IT specialists. This year alone, 40 to 50 programmers will find new jobs. The centre will take care of the German market, so the recruiters will focus on specialists with good language skills. The first project in Poznań will be related solutions for the automotive industry. The centre will create new and advanced IT systems for large companies. Again, the company representatives emphasized the importance of Poznań's location and high level of education of IT graduates.
To sum up, the presented investments are the proofs that Poland is developing and becoming a leader in BPO/SSC sector in Europe. Our country attracts many global players, mostly with its beneficial location in the heart of Europe and highy educated human resources. It shows that, these are our strongest assets in which we ought to invest.