Pesa examines foreign markets closely and considers further expansion.

Pesa Bydgoszcz

We are here because we see opportunities for further expansion in overseas markets.” emphasizes President Krzysztof Zdziarski, who participated in one of the debates during the Economic Forum in Davos, Railway Supply magazine reports, citing nakolei.

Pesa Bydgoszcz has been successfully promoting its products outside of Poland for several years. At the beginning of 2021, the Polish manufacturer signed a landmark contract for the supply of up to 160 diesel trains. At the moment, rolling stock worth PLN 1 billion has been ordered, and the entire order may cost PLN 2.5 billion.

Pesa is increasingly looking for foreign markets, especially in tenders for the supply of trams. To date, the manufacturer from Bydgoszcz has delivered more than 200 trams to foreign customers.

As it turned out, Pesa is thinking about further expansion. This was confirmed by President Zdziarski during the debate in Davos:

“We are here because we see opportunities for further expansion in overseas markets. In recent years, we have confirmed our export potential and we want to develop our presence in other markets, especially in the Balkans, in the Baltic countries, in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany and Italy, as well as in Ukraine, where our equipment is already used,” said Krzysztof Zdziarski.

As confirmed by the company’s president, Pesa is watching overseas markets and is thinking about further expansion. Zdziarski notes that it is an honor for Pesa to be part of such an important event. Of course, this is also an opportunity to negotiate and show yourself among the largest in the market.

New economic order

For the first time, the World Economic Forum is being held without the participation of Russians.

“It can be assumed that such a meeting in Davos is a confirmation of the upcoming changes in the economy that will create a new order. It cannot be denied that equipment from the east is competitive, but, of course, a reassessment of the current geopolitical situation is now important,” says Zdziarski.

Poland as “European China”?

As Minister Jacek Sasin said in Davos, Poland is ready to become a manufacturing center and take on the role that other countries, especially China, have played so far. This may raise the question of whether globalization will destroy our domestic enterprises.

As far as the market of rolling stock manufacturers is concerned, there is no such threat, because manufacturers still participate in tenders announced on the Polish market, regardless of whether they have production lines (partially or completely) in Poland. On the other hand, as President Zdziarski points out, the deployment of such specialized factories will only bring economic benefits to Poland.

“Foreign manufacturers also respect their work. There are factories for the production of rolling stock in Western Europe and they are doing very well there, and no one is going to leave. We are talking about specialized production, everyone wants to have such a plant in their country. This is not a hindrance, this is an economic benefit for Poland, and I believe that it is worth fighting for,” President Zdziarski said.

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