Business expansion
Poludniowy; Slaskie;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.12 - Manufacture of electricity distribution and control apparatus

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 December 2014
Employment effect (start)
8 December 2014
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


General Electric (GE), an American multinational corporation, announced plans to create 400 new jobs at its first global ‘brilliant’ factory in Bielsko-Biała by the end of 2015. The new facility will be one of the largest in the region and it will replace four existing units employing 800 people (all jobs will be also relocated to the new factory). The factory will combine engineering, development, testing and manufacturing operations in a centralized, high-tech environment. GE is to invest USD 54 mln (EUR 41,4 mln).

GE has been operating in Poland since 1992. The company has the following production units in Poland: Bielsko-Biała, Dzierżoniów, an engineering design centre in Warszawa and an IT centre for GE Healthcare in Kraków. GE employs 10,000 people across the country.


  • 8 December 2014: Bankier


Eurofound (2014), General Electric, Business expansion in Poland, factsheet number 78043, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78043.