18/01/2016 — auf Deutsch lesen
Logwin: More services in Poland
The logistics service provider Logwin has extended its sales office in Krakow. Logwin operational employees have also been based there since July, organising global air and sea freight transports for companies in the region. Increasing transport volumes, particularly in the area of exports, and Logwin's good client base prompted the company to optimise the services it offers its customers locally. The logistics specialist manages sea freight imports and exports primarily via the ports of Gdansk, Gdynia and Hamburg. The office in Krakow is connected with the entire world via the Logwin network, and the smooth operations of the global standardised IT system provide a high level of process transparency.
Krakow is an important, rapidly growing economic centre thanks to its central geographical location and well-educated population. The city in the south of Poland is also taking on increasing importance for the logistics sector. Investment in infrastructure and special funding packages are creating incentives for many foreign companies to establish operations there. "In recent years we have built up close relationships with companies in the Krakow area and accompanied their growth," explains Bartosz Hruszka, Branch Manager in Krakow.
Poland is seen as the model of economic success among the countries of Central Europe. Since the 1990s its economy has grown at an almost uninterrupted pace – even the euro crisis barely had an effect on Poland. Annual GDP growth of between 3.5 and 4 per cent is forecast over the medium term. The reasons for the good economic situation are a large internal market with growing domestic demand, well-educated and highly motivated workers, a stable political environment, support through EU funding and special economic zones offering investors favourable conditions. The country's most important trading partner is Germany, accounting for over 26 per cent of the country's exports and over 27 per cent of its imports. Furthermore, many large German companies have their own production sites in Poland and ship from there internationally.