Hispano-Suiza Polska is a subsidiary of French Hispano-Suiza S.A, which is a part of the SAFRAN Group, an international mechanical power transmission company. The Polish division has been operating in Poland since 2001 and specialises in electronic engine systems for airplanes and helicopters.
The company's plant in Sędziszów Małopolski produces elements for plane engines, among others, for Airbus A-380 and Boeing 787. At the moment the factory offers employment to 350 persons. Mara Różycka, the company's spokesperson, told the Polish Press Agency that at the moment two new production premises, jointly measuring 8,000 sq m, have been under construction in Sędziszów. One of them is planned to host a department of structural components equipped with one of the most modern production lines in the aviation industry in Poland. The Sędziszów-based plant is to focus on engine nacelle production which is planned to start in October. Initially, round 30 persons is to find job in the department.
Yet the overall number of employees to find work in the factory is estimated to reach 100 in 2008. Among the most wanted workers are grinders, turners, quality engineers and production foremen. Prospective workers are recruited from within the regions in direct vicinity of the facility, from Sędziszów Małopolski and Ropczyce, what is effectively shoring up the local labour market. In August 2008 the Hispano-Suiza received the prestigious title of Solid Employer of Podkarpacie 2007. The company's award was based on data collected from local state job centres, the municipal councils, communes, city councils and the National Labour Inspectorate. (PAP, Hispano-Suiza Polska)