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Set Up a HORECA Company in Poland

Set Up a HORECA Company in Poland

The HORECA, or the food and service industry, is well-represented both by permanent and seasonal establishments such as hotels or hostels but also by restaurants, bars, cafes and catering companies for example. 

The market is favored by Poland’s strategic position in Europe, making it an ideal place for business but also an interesting tourist attraction. In order to set up a HORECA company in Poland, investors will need to comply with the special regulations in this field and also obtain the necessary permits.

Our Polish company formation agents can help you understand the particularities of the food services, hotel, and restaurant sector in the country and can assist in company registration.

HORECA market summary in Poland

The HORECA sector in Poland is a recipient of foreign direct investments and, although the country has a smaller hotel and accommodation market compared with other EU countries, foreign investors are welcomed in this business field.

The restaurant sector and the catering sector are two of the promising sub-markets in the HORECA sector in terms of opportunities for doing business in the food services industry. in both cases, company owners will need to gain the special permits and licenses for the production and storing of food as well as establish their manufacturing units in approved premises.

Open a HORECA company in Poland

The list below contains examples of HORECA establishments in Poland:

  1. Hotel: foreign investors can either become engaged in hotel construction or hotel restoration projects in Polish cities.
  2. Bed and Breakfast: an alternative to a business in the accommodation sector, the bed and breakfast can be suited for those entrepreneurs looking to start a small or medium business.
  3. Restaurantopening a restaurant in Poland can be a promising business opportunity due to the fact that clients welcome a variety of types of cuisine.
  4. Café: this can include just the service of coffee and related drinks but can also be combined with snacks, sweet and savory.

Other food establishments such as fast food franchises, bars, and food trucks can be included on this list. Investors who wish to open a company in Poland in this field can request specialized assistance from our agents.

Poland is a country that has seen significant growth in the food and service industry. Companies in this business field enjoy a reduced VAT.

Please do not hesitate to contact our team of Polish company formation agents for more details on how to open a HORECA business.