Rolls Royce to invest in Poland: Deputy PM
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British engineering firm Rolls-Royce will invest in Poland and employ up to 3,000 people in the country, Polish deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said.
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“When I was in London two months ago, I met the president and vice-president of Rolls-Royce – which manufactures advanced aircraft engines – at the Polish embassy,” Morawiecki told the PAP news agency on Monday.
He added that a deal has been signed to open a Rolls-Royce R&D facility in southeastern Poland.
Rolls-Royce is one of the world’s largest suppliers of engines for commercial and military maritime, aerospace and energy applications.
“This is an advanced product. Rolls Royce is the world's second largest manufacturer of aircraft engines, after General Electric,” Morawiecki, who is also Development and Finance Minister, said.
He added that the new investment should create several hundred jobs directly at the plant, and up to 2,000 in the supply chain.
Morawiecki added that one of the topics of his talks on Monday with British finance minister Philip Hammond and business minister Greg Clark was to encourage British companies to invest in Poland.
On Monday, the PAP news agency reported that the Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) is eyeing a team-up with Rolls-Royce in the maritime, aerospace and energy sectors. (rg/pk)