Harman International has opened a new office in Lodz in Poland to accommodate its growing talent pool in the country. The facility provides an open, collaborative working environment, is home to more than 350 engineers and features several progressive design elements that will foster creativity and team working.
The company has also signed agreements with two of the top universities in Poland – the University of Lodz, Faculty of Physics and Applied Informatics; and Lodz University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering – to collaborate on developing IT expertise.
Harman will work with both universities to undertake joint research projects, develop academic research papers and advance education in the domain of software engineering for embedded systems. The company will also hire interns and permanent employees from these universities.
“As we seek to further our culture of innovation within Harman and key growth sectors, we are proud to be expanding our operations in an engineering hotbed like Poland,” said Sanjay Dhawan, president of connected services and CTO at Harman.
“Harman has been growing quickly in Poland and has tripled its number of employees within the past two years and we expect this new environment, along with the support of top academia, to support further strategic initiatives in the future.”
Recruitment for new projects is ongoing. The company is also seeking engineers in Eastern Europe to join the team in Lodz.