SD Worx, a European provider of HR and payroll solutions, has opened an office in the second part of the .KTW complex, located in the vicinity of the “Spodek” arena in Katowice. The company’s employees now work on 1,478 sqm of modern, purpose-made space which overlooks the Metropolis GZM.
“Katowice is a city of business – a world of international investors and local entrepreneurs who create new jobs. We support the professional development of our residents and therefore we make every effort to build a positive climate for business projects. The economic strength of the city stems from our local community, business partners, and the mutual ability to build strong relationships in support of the city’s development. Every investor represents a different story, but they have something in common – creating new knowledge, skills, and access to the international business environment. We have been accompanying SD Worx in Katowice since the beginning of their investment in Poland and have watched its dynamic growth. We are very pleased that the company has decided to anchor its long‑term business plans with us,” says Bogumił Sobula, First Deputy Mayor of the City of Katowice.
In 2021, SD Worx launched an operations and services centre in the .KTW I building, from which it performs payroll calculations, HR administration services, as well as solutions in workforce management and time registration. The establishment of its headquarters in Poland is part of the company’s strategy to further expand into Central and Eastern Europe. Currently, the company maintains offices in 22 countries, which enables its direct operations in 28 countries. In doing so, it builds unique capabilities based on understanding the local markets and establishing relationships with clients.
“We perceive Katowice as an attractive place to do business, so we knew right from the start that we wanted to pursue our ambitious plans in this very place. We have tripled our employment figures in 2022 compared to 2021. Currently, the team consists of 130 employees, and we are still growing, also thanks to our modern and secure office premises. We are delighted to have reopened our headquarters in the .KTW complex, as it meets our expectations in every respect. This location is very important for us, as it paves the way for our further growth in Central and Eastern Europe,” says Lalit Gupta, Managing Director – Eastern Europe, SD Worx Poland.
At first, SD Worx used to occupy a few dozen workstations at .KTW I in the incubator, which is set up for entities that are just entering the Katowice market and are looking for a guarantee of flexible growth options. At that time, the company stated its intention to grow successively within the complex, and its plans materialized in June this year. SD Worx signed a lease for 1,478 sq m of space (that is 878 sq m more than previously) located on the 24th floor of the .KTW II office building, and carried out fit-out works. Now, the team is already working in the new space.
“It filled us with real pleasure to be able to watch SD Worx grow within the walls of .KTW I and consolidate its position in the Katowice market. Just one year was enough for them to considerably expand their team and feel the need to move to a larger space. We are delighted that .KTW has again been chosen as their new office location as it confirms that the business flexibility offered by us works well. The incubator has served its purpose and became a springboard for SD Worx to continue its growth in a taller office building,” says Bartłomiej Solik, managing partner at TDJ Estate.