An important duty of local government is to attract outside investors and for this purpose, we have set aside the subzone of the Łódź Special Economic Zone. The benefits of this initiative and the special privileges for new businesses, along with support from public funds, will hopefully lead to the opening of new plants. We currently have three investment offers available for entrepreneurs, covering a total area of 10 hectares.
Operating in the Żychlin Sub-zone of the Łódź Special Economic Zone, the investor has the possibility of using public aid enabling the refund of as much as 50% of the incurred capital expenditures. This aid is provided pursuant toprinciples adjusted to the regulations of the European Union.
A dozen or so companies involved in various branches of industry operate in the town and district of Żychlin. The dominant industries are electrical engineering and food production. Those operating in the technical fields include: “Emit”, “Fabryka Transformatorów” (transformer plant), “Dima”, “Micel”, “Energetyk” and “Narmod”. The food industry is represented by the “Cukrownia Dobrzelin” sugar plant, the “Union Chocolate” chocolate maker, the “Cargill” animal feed manufacturer, the “Okovita” distiller of traditional alcoholic beverages, the “Aura” group of agricultural producers and the “Aspol” grain mills. Operating in the nearby town of Śleszyn are the “Węgrzynowscy” manufacturer of wooden packings and “Ważyńscy”, a large trees and shrubs nursery.
The vast majority of these companies are investing in their development. In recent years they have invested in new installations and technological facilities and further modernisation is planned. A unique, spherically shaped facility for the storage of sugar has been built in Dobrzelin. But not only Polish capital has been invested in Żychlin. Foreign investors have also come from Italy, USA, Russia, Denmark, France and the Netherlands.