LG Energy Solution (LGES) Wroclaw claimed the top spot in the automotive sector on the Polish national List 2000, a widely respected ranking system run by the country’s business newspaper Rzeczpospolita in association with Warsaw’s Kozminski University, a top private university in Poland.
The ranking system analyzes the business impact of the 2,000 largest companies in Poland. The announcement of awardees on December 14 comes less than a month after LGES Wroclaw debuted in the Top 10 contributors to Poland’s economy in List 500 by Rzeczpospolita, further demonstrating the company’s importance to the Polish economy as well as the domestic and global automotive industry.
Rzeczpospolita, one of the most influential Polish daily newspapers, has published List 2000 every year for over 20 years, making it one of the most prestigious rankings for economic entities operating in Poland. This list highlights the biggest companies having the greatest positive impact on Poland’s economy, mostly based on financial results and employment factors. The award is especially meaningful as the total sales revenue of the companies on the list totaled nearly PLN 3,107 billion (USD 710 billion), of which 26% was generated by exports since the onset of the global pandemic in 2020.
LGES Wroclaw has reinforced its position as a leader of the Polish automotive industry, which is well on its way to becoming the heart of the European EV industry, by scoring higher than the largest German automaker to take first place in the automotive sector.
Meanwhile, in November 2022, LGES Wroclaw ranked in List 500’s Top 10, another remarkable achievement that demonstrates the company’s commitment to the growth of the Polish economy. Last year’s 9th ranking is a massive jump from the 56th place it achieved in 2021. In fact, this was the highest jump of any Top 10 company.
LGES Wroclaw, established in 2016 in the village of Biskupice Podgórn in Wroclaw County, is the first and the largest EV battery manufacturing facility in Europe. By bringing in the most advanced technology to the country, LGES Wroclaw makes Poland the European leader in the EV industry. The company hires more than 10,000 employees and the plant covers an area of about 1,000,000 m² (10,763,910 ft²), featuring modern production lines. Its current capacity is 86 GWh and is set to reach 115 GWh by 2025.