Continuing its impressive streak, Lower Silesia in Poland has attracted one of the world's largest coffee producers, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, to build a state-of-the-art plant in the city of Jawor.

Originally budgeted at EUR 63 million, the project's scale expanded to nearly EUR 140 million after securing a EUR 16.5 million grant from the Polish government. The upgraded facility is set to be one of the most advanced and automated coffee plants globally, with an estimated workforce of around 50 employees.

Jacobs Douwe Egberts, known for coffee production as well as tea, cocoa, chocolate, and various other products, has not disclosed specific details about the types of coffee it will manufacture in the new Jawor facility. According to the grant agreement, construction is slated to commence by 2026 and conclude by 2030, with the plant mandated to operate until at least 2035.

This investment follows a recent trend, with other global giants like Mercedes-Benz also choosing Jawor for substantial ventures, including a EUR 1.4 billion factory for electric delivery vehicles. The ongoing influx of large-scale investments is transforming Jawor into a hub of economic activity, creating numerous job opportunities and fostering growth in the local business ecosystem. Photo by Correogsk, Wikimedia commons.