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The Knowledge Entrepreneur - Poland - 1

Mr K is a Hungarian living in Poland. He is an industrial automation engineer leading a company specializing in manufacturing high-tech products. He has achieved competitive advantage by offering a wide range of services. Mr K founded his business in Poland in 1993. He cooperates with major manufactures of high quality products and comprehensive solutions. He also designs and offers services in industrial network diagnostics and conducts training in this field.

The company focuses on direct contact with customers. His staff in regional branches are able to provide prompt and professional assistance with full technical support. His company also owns a warehouse, which allows it to stock a substantial range of items. Mr K is a trained electrician, but he also specializes in logistics and accounting.The knowledge and skills gained during his education allows him to operate from headquarters in many countries around the world. In Poland, he employs 52 persons, including 3 members of his family. He was encouraged to emigrate to Poland by his friends.

Although in the beginning it was not easy at present the only problem Mr K has is with Polish construction law. In other countries of the European Union, the law is not so restrictive when it comes to building construction storage, high bay warehouses and exterior elevations. When he encounters difficulties and problems he applies to the Hungarian consulate. The consul is very willing to provide him with assistance.

Despite a perception of poor bureaucracy and some difficulties he believes that Poland is a very attractive area for investment and economic development. He would like to expand his investment in the near future and is hoping that the construction law will be simplified and the bureaucracy reduced. He feels that development of investment by immigrants is hampered by complicated regulations as in this case construction law. 

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