Establishing Manufacturing & Sourcing in Poland:
The Why & The How

Establishing Manufacturing & Sourcing in Poland

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East West Associates Roundtable with Senior Executives

Who Should Watch?

Executives of US companies:

      • Expanding Supply Chain & Manufacturing to better service European customer base
      • Facing manufacturing, contract manufacturing or sourcing challenges in China

US companies are establishing or relocating to Poland for a number of reasons, not the least is diversification from China. Poland has become a preferred destination as China labor costs and geopolitical concerns increase, and as US/China tariffs remain.

Poland is the fifth largest manufacturing country within the EU and contributes 22.4% of the country’s GDP. Germany is the largest importer of Polish products, followed by the rest of Western Europe.

The leading Polish industrial sectors are automotive, aviation, pharmaceuticals, household appliances, metal products, electrical equipment, electronics, chemical products, and rubber & plastic. As a result, Poland has a large supply chain base of raw materials and component products servicing these manufacturing operations.

East West Associates’ speakers addressed these questions, including:

    • Why are companies diversifying from China and leveraging Poland’s Supply Chain & Manufacturing capabilities?
    • How are US companies developing sourcing, contract manufacturing & manufacturing capabilities in Poland?
    • What industry sectors are finding sourcing & manufacturing success in Poland?
    • How to identify & qualify Polish suppliers?
    • How to conduct Site Selection in Poland to establish Polish manufacturing site?
    • What financial & operational incentives does the Polish government provide to US companies to establish operations on leased or owned facilities?
    • How should our investment strategy be designed to best meet the Polish Investment goals?
    • Can you summarize the Polish/US trade relations and tariff policies?
    • What is the availability & quality of local labor (production & engineering talent)?

Our speakers presented two recent case studies:

    • EWA & a PA-based manufacturing client identifying and qualifying Polish suppliers
    • EWA & a MN-based manufacturing client relocating their European operations from Spain to Poland
Establishing Manufacturing & Sourcing in Poland


Mike Jacobs | Chief Operating Officer, Weber, Inc.
  • Responsible for end to end product life cycle, including product management, research & development and end-to-end supply chain and operations functions (Strategic Sourcing, Demand & Supply Planning (ES&OP), Global Manufacturing, Logistics & Distribution and Quality)
  • Former Vice President, Logistics & Material for Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK)
  • Director, Global Sourcing – Fabricated Components for Schneider Electric 
Dariusz Pielach | Director, Central Eastern Europe
  • EWA Director of Poland/Central Eastern Europe
  • Resides in Warsaw, Poland
  • Former Project Manager/Director and Interim Manager for Western multinationals 
  • Primary focus in strategic and operational procurement, sourcing, and project management 
Mark Plum | Director, East West Associates
  • Former President of Briggs & Stratton Asia (NYSE: BGG)
  • VP Sales & Marketing, American Standard Thailand & American Standard China
    Establishing Manufacturing & Sourcing in Poland


    Establishing Manufacturing & Sourcing in Poland