LKQ Europe is opening an Innovation and Service Center in Poland in mid-2021. LKQ Europe is a subsidiary of US-based LKQ Corporation, the leading distributor in the automotive industry. LKQ employs ca 26,000 people with a network of 1,000 branches and approximately USD 5.5 billion in revenue in 2020. The digital team in Poland will soon start creating an innovative digital hub to develop European-wide solutions for a state-of-the-art customer experience. The site will have 200-250 employees.
“The establishment of the Innovation and Service Center in Katowice will boost LKQ Europe’s innovation and digitalization strategy. The city of Katowice offers an outstanding infrastructure and international talent. I am delighted that LKQ will be part of Katowice’s success story. We are seeking the most qualified people and offer them an international working atmosphere and a unique business experience to support our customers across Europe, today and in the future,” says Arnd Franz, CEO of LKQ Europe.
“We are very pleased that LKQ chose the city of Katowice for their new Innovation and Service Center and that our city gained another strong corporate partner that is committed to investing in our city and community. The Company’s choice has confirmed our strong position as a center for modern business services. This decision was motivated by the access to professionals, our growing office market and by the fact that the city is easily accessible by plane, road and train. The presence of another well-known brand in Katowice will reinforce the city’s position on the investment map of Europe,” says Marcin Krupa, Katowice City Mayor.
For more details, check LKQ Europe’s press release here.
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