The past 30 years have seen tremendous advances in the world of electronics and automation. When the digital revolution began, many predicted that automation would eventually spell the end of employment as we know it. So far, this gloomy outlook has not come to fruition, and many believe it never will. Jack Pukal, CEO of Polish engineering company PROSTER Sp. z. o.o., is one of those who believe automation will continue to bring positive developments to the industrial workforce.
It is no secret that one of the most widely debated topics is the progression of human activity and the degradation of the planet we call home. While many companies remain ignorant about the importance of caring for the natural environment, some make special efforts to coexist with it. Others have made it their mission to preserve the planet as we know it, understanding that our ecosystems are not individually functioning segments but a truly connected whole. Polish company SEEN Technologie sp. z o.o. fights for this universal whole through its business and its measures to protect the beautiful environment we have been given.
It seems like a dream come true: When the founders of Gabriella were about to realise their vision of their own hosiery enterprise, it was both coincidence and luck that were they able to buy used machinery from a closed hosiery production site in Łódź. The young entrepreneurs wanted to bring modern and classic tights to the Polish markets. Looking back 23 years now, it seems that their idea has turned into a true business success. Gabriella is market leader in Poland and the company exports its legwear to more than 50 countries worldwide.
Even for experienced seafarers, the ocean can be unpredictable and, at times, treacherous. Equally, the seas themselves are often put in danger due to catastrophes such as oil spillages and other types of contamination. Polish maritime search and rescue service Morska Służba Poszukiwania i Ratownictwa rescues and protects both sailors and the sea.
Developing houses that are welcomed by their owners is relatively easy in the higher end of the market. Achieving this for the average citizen by developing well-designed apartments that allow for several functions and increase in value over time is an art in itself. Victoria Dom S.A. is a Polish family-owned project developer with a clear vision of residential development. The company is currently active in Warsaw and Berlin. With sales exceeding 1,000 apartments per year, the future is looking bright for this lean and profitable organisation. Victoria Dom S.A is headquartered in Warsaw.
Property has shown itself to be a solid investment over the last ten years. However, if the trick to maximizing returns is buying at a low point in a rising market, then the options in Europe are already petering out. The overheated London property market appears to have peaked while competition for up-and-coming Berlin is already intense. Into the mix comes Warsaw, which many experts believe has higher prospects for growth than more developed cities in Western Europe. The gem in its crown is Złota 44.
Due to the increase in e-commerce, the packaging industry is experiencing a boom. New forms, sizes and weights of packaging are required. Against a background of increasing awareness of environmental issues, paper is replacing plastic packaging. CELLPAK in Poland is a well-known producer of paper for different packaging purposes. With its new brands RollFill and BoxFill, the company aims to enhance its international footprint in the coming years.
Olimp Laboratories Sp. z o.o. is the place where fitness, health and science all intersect. Founded in 1990 and originally focused on dietetic foods, the pharmaceutical company quickly grew to become the international success it is today after developing some key innovative products. Headquartered in southeastern Poland, Olimp Labs has built a reputation for being a center of fitness and scientific research, breakthroughs and education serving the Polish and international communities alike.
The international transport sector in Europe is facing serious challenges. Finding excellent drivers is an issue for any company focussing on road transport. On top of that, the European Commission is undertaking actions to make mobility safer and cleaner, leading to new regulations and a CO2 emissions standard for heavy-duty vehicles that will affect every transport company from a cost perspective. KOIMEX S.A. is based in Świebodzin in Poland and specializes in international road transports along the axis France – Germany – Poland. The company is well equipped to meet the new European regulations.
Following the customer abroad is a well-tested strategy, especially in the manufacturing sector. A good example is provided by the white goods industry, which moved its production more and more to the east in the last decade. The Italian Europlastica Group, a major supplier of injection moulded parts to this industry, therefore decided to set up its own plant in Poland ten years ago: EPP Sp. z o. o. Since then, the company has developed into a leading Polish plastics processor with growing international ambitions.