Business expansion
Poludniowy; Slaskie; Centralny slaski
Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Other Machinery, Equipment And Supplies
46.6 - Wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
20 May 2021
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2021
Foreseen end date


LKQ Europe, a branch of the multinational LKQ group, specialised in distributing alternates and speciality parts to repair and accessorise automobiles and other vehicles, announced that it will create between 200 and 250 jobs at its new innovation and service centre in Katowice. The centre is expected to be launched in mid-2021. The recruitment process has started in April 2021. It is not clear yet when the recruitment will be finished. 

The centre will help develop the company’s innovation and digitalisation strategy, offering innovative digital products and solutions to its customers while strengthening cost competitiveness and process efficiencies.

LKQ Europe, with its head office in Zug, Switzerland, a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation, is the leading distributor of automotive aftermarket parts for cars, commercial vans and industrial vehicles in Europe. LKQ Europe currently employs about 26,000 people in 1,000 branches providing its products in over 20 European countries.

In July 2020, LKQ Belgium announced a job cut plan which was expected to result in 108 job loss in total at its Belgian site.



Eurofound (2021), LKQ Europe, Business expansion in Poland, factsheet number 105021, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105021.