Staples Europe is developing in Polands

Staples increases the headcount of its Global Competence Centre at Olivia Business Centre in Gdańsk. The new office at Olivia Six will also be home to the Business Advantage division, whose main focus is on B2B relations.

In pursuit of its mission to provide the clients wits a complete set of office tools necessary to run a successful business, Staples Europe announces to increase its employment in Poland.

Last year, Staples opened and expanded its Global Competence Centre in Gdańsk. Developing Business Advantage – the company division dedicated to B2B relations – will be the next step.

Staples Global Competence Centre in Gdańsk opened last year, with the support from Invest in Pomerania – an initiative representing the local government authorities. The Centre outgrew its original premises fast and moved to Olivia Six – a building at Olivia Business Centre – the largest business park in Gdańsk. Staples Global Competence Centre employs experts representing a wide range of disciplines, such as: IT, e-commerce, supply chain or telecommunications and provides strategic, analytical an operational support to Staples offices all over Europe, as well as telecommunications support globally.

“We are excited about the vision of our Polish centre expansion,” says John Wilson, President of Staples International President and Global Transformation CEO. “The fact that our Global Competence Centre has been growing so fast confirms that Gdańsk, with its extensive university resources and the abundance of well educated workforce is an ideal location for business.”

Over the last years, Staples continued a number of key projects in the field of delivering products and services for business, which resulted in a rapid growth of these operations.

“Customers recognize that Staples Advantage Poland means the highest quality of services and products,” says Piotr Kiszkis, Staples Advantage Poland Managing Director. “We are now well-positioned to provide our customers easily with everything they need.”


Contact: Rosanne Bonanno, Head of Communications at Staples Europe, rosanne.bonanno@staples.com


About Staples:

Staples is the world’s top provider of office supplies and one of the largest Internet retailers in this segment. For 30 years, Staples has served business customers, the company vision being to provide them everything they need to succeed. Staples offers office supplies, technology solutions, breakroom supplies and furniture, copy and print services and a wide range of other product categories, to the highest online service and delivery standards. The company operates in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Staples is headquartered near Boston. More about Staples (Nasdaq: SPLS) to be found at www. staples.com.


About Olivia Six:

Olivia Six – the newest building within Olivia Business Centre – was launched in May 2015. 55 m tall, it comprises above-ground 15 floors and offers nearly 18,000 sq. m of office space. The community of Residents includes Pomerania Development Agency, PwC, ThyssenKrupp, Epam Systems. Even the mid-level floors of the building afford a panoramic view of the Bay of Gdańsk, the roofs of Oliwa – one of the oldest districts of the city, as well as the nearby forests.

Designed by BJK Architekci from Gdynia, Olivia Six is one of the most interesting examples of office building architecture in Poland. To reduce the sunlight penetration into the interior, the main façades are fitted with vertical glass strips that look differently at various times of the day, depending on the angle at which light passes through them. At night, they are delicately illuminated by colour LED systems. In effect, an impression of a living façade is created. The main entrance hall reminds of a huge chessboard made of black and milk-white stone, with the commonly accessible lobby furnished in an English gentlemen’s club library style.

The building has been granted BREEAM Excellent certification. Furthermore, Olivia Six is a winner of the “Best New Office Development for SSC/BPO Sectors” title in the w CEE Shared Services and Outsourcing Awards 2016 contest and was a nominee for Poland’s best office market development in the Property Prize 2015 competition.

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