(Adds comments on Toyota)
WARSAW Oct 13 Poland has attracted a major
investment in its automotive industry from the United States and
it is also in talks with Toyota on a potential new
project in Poland, Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said
"We have a decision on another, big investment, American
one, in the automotive sector," Morawiecki said without
providing more details.
He was speaking at news conference on Daimler's
plans to build a 500 million euro engine plant in south-west
Poland, which was announced in May.
The plant will make engines for Mercedes-Benz passenger
Markus Schaefer, board member for production for
Mercedes-Benz Cars, who was also speaking at the news
conference, said that the plant in Jawor, around 70 kilometres
west of Wroclaw, would hire 500 people.
At a separate event on Thursday, Morawiecki was asked
whether Toyota also had plans to invest in Poland. "Talks are
being held," he said.
(Reporting by Agnieszka Barteczko and Marcin Goettig. Editing
by Jane Merriman)