ThyssenKrupp, a diversified industrial company, is developing in Gdańsk as planned by moving into a 5,000 square meters office space in the building Olivia Six belonging to the complex Olivia Business Centre and by the recruitment several new professionals in accounting and human resources. In the largest Tricity Global SSC will eventually work up to 700 people. In the center corporate standard business processes are delivered for ThyssenKrupp Group companies, located all over the world.
– A highly developed SSC environment, a well-educated workforce and a high quality service were convincing arguments to build up this Global Shared Service Center of ThyssenKrupp here – said Guido Kerkhoff, Chief Financial Officer at ThyssenKrupp.
From the very beginning the investment was supported by the initiative of Invest in Pomerania, in particular by the Pomerania Development Agency and the Gdańsk Economic Development Agency (InvestGDA).
– The investment of ThyssenKrupp, which decided to invest and expand their business in our region confirms that the Pomeranian province is an attractive place to invest. The company has systematically increased employment of professionals to implement new interesting projects. ThyssenKrupp can count on broad support of regional authorities and partners of initiative Invest in Pomerania in post investment services. I am convinced that a friendly business environment and the availability of qualified personnel enable its further development – said Mieczyslaw Struk, Marshal of the of the Pomeranian Voivodship.
– We are very pleased with the further development of the Global Shared Services Centre ThyssenKrupp in Gdańsk. The size of this investment demonstrates that our region is able to provide staff for diverse and most demanding projects. ThyssenKrupp is a chance for work and career development for young people and experts in our city and the region – said Paweł Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdańsk.
ThyssenKrupp Group Services Gdańsk (TKGSG) also cares about continuation of cooperation with universities, which aim is to create Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) dedicated studies in German and English and, additionally, offers various training courses that will give students the opportunity to do internships during the studies and to develop their international corporation skills. Together with the universities, TKGSG plans to create a unique educational offer, focusing on the areas financial accounting, management, business process outsourcing, transaction process management, overseeing international projects, support of international HR processes, training of ERP system – SAP. Classes will be conducted in English and German.
– Our Global Shared Services Center offers many interesting new jobs. Over the next years, the center will be dynamically developed. We are looking for well-educated people who are interested in working in SSC structures for an international company. Our vision is to have a center of best expertise in areas such as finance and accounting, HR processes and managing real estate. We believe that our staff, that have a good knowledge of European languages and is strongly customer oriented, ensures high quality of service for the Group companies worldwide – adds Robert Góra, Head of ThyssenKrupp Group Services Gdańsk.
ThyssenKrupp is a diversified industrial group with traditional strengths in materials and a growing share of capital goods and services businesses. Over 155,000 employees in nearly 80 countries work with passion and technological expertise to develop high-quality products and intelligent industrial processes and services for sustainable progress. Their skills and commitment are the basis of our success. In fiscal year 2013/2014 ThyssenKrupp generated sales of around €41 billion. For more information www.thyssenkrupp.com
About Invest in Pomerania:
Invest in Pomerania is a regional initiative that is based on the principle of non-profit organizations helping foreign investors to realize investment projects in Pomerania. The initiative formed Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship Office, cities of Gdańsk, Gdynia, Slupsk and Sopot, Pomeranian Special Economic Zone, Slupsk Special Economic Zone, InvestGDA and Pomerania Development Agency, which coordinates the initiative. Invest in Pomerania offers extensive support during the investment process, as well as comprehensive care Post-investment. The entire system is based on the principle of One-Stop-Shop. For more information on www.investinpomerania.pl
About Olivia Business Centre:
Olivia Business Centre is a business centre which is situated in Gdansk. It has been expanding since 2010 at the rate of one building per year. The centre’s area right now amounts to 73,000 square metres, and the planned area will exceed 120,000 square metres, which means that Olivia Business Centre will become the biggest office centre in Poland. Business, educational and cultural events are regularly held at OBC. The Centre’s Residents have an access to 3 conference halls, medical centre, restaurant, kindergarten, nursery, banks, modern middle school, café, beauty salon, point for loading electrical cars and many other services. More information at www.oliviacentre.pl.
Olivia Six is an 18-floor (including 15 aboveground floors and 3 underground floors) building of AA class with the most modern triple-glazed façade which meets the EU requirements for the year 2021. It provides over 17,000 square metres of leasable office floor area. The building is undergoing the process of BREEAM EXCELLENT certification. It was also nominated in the Property Prize 2015 competition in the category of best investment on the office market in Poland