WARSAW -- Poland has attracted a major investment in its automotive industry from the United States, Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.
"We have a decision on another, big investment, American one, in the automotive sector," Morawiecki said without providing more details.
He was speaking at news conference today on Daimler's plans to build a 500 million euro engine factory in southwest Poland, which were announced in May.
The plant will make four-cylinder engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, Daimler said in a statement today. Production is scheduled to start in 2019. Construction is due to begin in 2017.
Markus Schaefer, board member for production for Mercedes-Benz Cars said the plant in Jawor, around 70 km west of Wroclaw, would hire 500 people.
Morawiecki also said Poland is in talks with Toyota on a potential new project. At a separate event today, he was asked whether Toyota had plans to invest in Poland. "Talks are being held," he said.
Toyota currently has no car production in Poland but operates two engine plants in the country, according to Automotive News Europe's Guide to Powertrains.