Since the 1920s Tarnów has been associated with chemical industry. Grupa Azoty is the biggest employer in Tarnów, with 2000 professionals, and the largest Polish and one of the largest European chemical companies. It presents well-designed product portfolio of diversified mineral fertilizers and enginering plastics, which are sold to over fifty countries all over the world.
ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
focuses on general-purpose motors, with super premium efficiency classes; explosion-proof, flameproof, single-phase, multi-speed and tailor-made items, production lines, automotive, mechatronics, and design. The best known companies in Tarnów representing this branch are: ATB Tamel Joint Stock Company, Control Process, ZMT “Tarnów” S.A. RWD Prospekt, INFOSTER.
Tarnów manufactures a wide range of armament and military equipment. Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów has established a unique R&D centre and other industrial services provide innovative solutions to defence products.
MEDICAL CARE & TELEMEDICINE
Two hospitals employ over two thousand qualified staff. Medical care private sector in Tarnów aims to develop telemedical service and create medical clusters for R&D purposes. The local college offers several medical courses for an average number of a hundred medical care staff per year.
There are many well established IT companies on the market providing services in terms of broadband connection and distribution. The ICT in Tarnów is a fast growing branch, being represented by: ZETO, RWD Prospect, SUNTAR. The city has a great potential in educating qualified staff capable of supporting the development of new enterprises. The broadband network Internet connection is available to potential IT investors. Optic fibre network has been easily accesible for many years.
ENERGY DISTRIBUTION AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
There are few big energy manufacturers in Tarnów, which have located their customer service centres here. Almost 4000 well trained professionals are employed in companies such as: Polska Spółka Gazownictwa LTD., Tauron Polish Energy - Distribution Department in Tarnów.
There are many local companies producing and processing e.g. diary products (MLEKTAR), meat (SOKOŁÓW), fruit and vegetables (FRITAR) and many bakeries using traditional receipes.