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Grupa Azoty

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Type  Joint-stock company
Founder  State Treasury
Headquarters  Poland
Net income  692 million PLN (2015)
Industry  Chemical Industry
Operating income  1 315 mln PLN (2015)
Founded  1927
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Key people  Mariusz Bober (CEO and Chairman of the executive board), Witold Szczypiński (VP) Tomasz Hinc (VP) Paweł Łapiński (VP) Józef Rojek (VP) Artur Kopeć (VP)
Products  Fertilizer, Plastic, chemikals, Oxo alcohol, Pigments
Stock price  ATT (WSE) PLN 70.30 -0.62 (-0.87%)10 Mar, 5:00 PM GMT+1 - Disclaimer
Subsidiaries  Zakłady Azotowe Puławy, Grupa Azoty Zaklady
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Grupa Azoty S.A. (before Zakłady Azotowe in Tarnów-Mościce) - the company in the chemical industry located in the Mościce district of Tarnów, in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship of southeastern Poland.

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The company was established in 1927, during the Second Polish Republic period, as one of the most modern factories in Europe then.

Grupa azoty largest polish chemical company


Production

In the present day it the largest chemical holding company in Poland. It is also a leading chemicals company in Europe, where it is the second largest producer of mineral fertilizers and melamine, the third largest producer of compound fertilizers, and the fifth largest producer of plasticisers and polyamide 6.

Organisational structure

Grupa Azoty (formerly: Zakłady Azotowe in Tarnów-Mościce S.A.) forms a Capital Group, affiliating, inter alia, the following subsidiaries:

  • Grupa Azoty "Puławy" (abridged name: Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY).
  • Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne "Police" S.A. (abridged name: Grupa Azoty POLICE).
  • Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S. A. (abridged name: Grupa Azoty ZAK).
  • Grupa Azoty ATT Polymers GmbH - producer of PA-6 in Western Europe, the company, as a result of affiliation with the Grupa Azoty, it is integrated with the supplier of caprolactam - material used in PA-6 production.
  • Grupa Azoty Kopalnie i Zakłady Chemiczne Siarki "Siarkopol" S.A. (abridged name: Grupa Azoty SIARKOPOL; former KiZCHS Siarkopol S.A. in Grzybów).
  • Grupa Azoty Polskie Konsorcjum Chemiczne Sp. z o.o. (abridged name: Grupa Azoty PKCh).
  • Grupa Azoty Jednostka Ratownictwa Chemicznego Sp. z o.o. (abridged name: Grupa Azoty JRCh) – provides services within the scope of chemical rescue.
  • Grupa Azoty Automatyka Sp. z o.o. (abridged name: Grupa Azoty AUTOMATYKA) – main field of operation: industrial automatics.
  • Grupa Azoty PROReM Sp. z o.o. – technological installations for chemical power engineering, nutritional industry and others.
  • EKO Technologies Consortium
  • EKOTAR Sp. z o.o. Consortium
  • Grupa Azoty Koltar Sp. z o.o. (abbreviated name: Grupa Azoty KOLTAR ) - performing certified transport of goods, railway rolling stock rental, overhauls and maintenance of railway tracks.
  • Grupa Azoty "Folie" Sp. z o.o.
  • Grupa Azoty Azoty "Compounding" Sp. z o.o.
  • Navitrans Sp. z o.o.
  • Production

    Grupa Azoty is currently the second largest producer of mineral fertilizers and third of compound fertilizers in European Union. It is also present in the sector of construction plastics, OXO alcohols and plasticizers. It offers a rich range of products made in particular plants in Tarnów, Puławy, Kędzierzyn-Koźle and Police, Gdańsk, Grzybów, Chorzów i Guben.

    Main fields of operation

  • Segment of Fertilizers - Agro
  • Mineral fertilizers are one of the most important fields of operation of Grupa Azoty. It specialises in production of nitric and compound fertilizers. Additionally, in Agro segment, the company deals with ammonia production and other half-products produced on the basis of nitrogen. What is more, Grupa Azoty performs a project of phosphorite excavation (the main material in compound fertilizer production) in its own mine in Senegal. Grupa Azoty is the leader on the Polish market and second largest producer of mineral fertilizers European Union.

  • Segment of Plastics
  • In the scope of this segment, most of all, engineering plastics (polyamide 6 (PA6) and modified plastics) are produced as well as auxiliary products such as caprolactam and other chemicals. Currently, the largest factory of Polyamide 6 in Tarnów is under construction, which will allow Grupa Azoty to increase its production possibilities and become the leading producer of this material in Europe.

  • Segment of Chemistry
  • The next field of activity of Grupa Azoty is Chemistry, focusing: OXO products, urea, melamine and sulphur. Grupa Azoty is the third producers of melamine in the world and second in the European Union. Whereas, in OXO products, Grupa Azoty is the only one in Poland and seventh in Europe in terms of OXO alcohol production as well as the largest national and fifth European company producing plasticisers.

  • Segment of Power engineering
  • Electric power and heat produced in the Power Engineering Segment are sold locally, in the direct surroundings of the Companies. A major power engineering segment are companies of Grupa Azoty. The companies of Grupa Azoty have their own distribution networks for power engineering utilities and energy. Currently, construction plans of new heat-power blocks are performed in the premises of plants in Kędzierzyn and Puławy.

    Research and development

  • Coal gasification
  • In the scope of concluded agreement, Grupa Azoty will cooperate with AGH University of Science and Technology in the field of development of pure coal technologies and their implementation on the industrial scale in Poland. The jointly conducted projects, among others, concern the research and coal preparation for gasification, its application in chemical processes, development of technologies for using slags and dusts produced in the coal gasification process or processing, energetic and emissive conditions that are in line with requirements of the European Union. In addition to AGH, Grupa Azoty cooperates with Tauron and KGHM in the project, with which the letters of intent on this matter were signed.

  • Stearin production
  • In 2013 in Zakłady Azotowe Chorzów (belonging to Grupa Azoty PULAWY), the first in Poland installation for stearin production, producing ca. 13.2 tons per year, was commissioned.

  • Investment in Senegal
  • In 2013, Grupa Azoty POLICE purchased 55% of shares in the company African Investment Group, which allowed the Polish concern to access the raw material deposits in Senegal: ilmenite sand deposits Sud Saint Louis and calcium phosphate deposits in the Lam Lam and Kebemer region. In addition to the purchase of the mines, Grupa Azoty plans to start production of phosphoric acid in Senegal.

  • Cooperation with Lotos
  • Grupa Azoty in cooperation with Lotos prepared the feasibility study of a new petrochemical complex in Gdańsk (project performance was delayed in time due to other priorities of both companies).

  • Cooperation with Synthos
  • Grupa Azoty started cooperation with Synthos, the commercial exchanged between Synthos and Zakłady Azotowe in Chorzów was settled within the scope of the agreement. Grupa Azoty started cooperation with Pfleiderer Grajewo company, a producer of materials based on wood.

  • Cooperation with KGHM
  • KGHM started research in the region of Puck Bay, the aim of which is examination of potassium-magnesium salt and rock-salt deposits. KGHM plans to exploit potassium-magnesium deposits jointly with Grupa Azoty. It is estimated that the by means of deposit exploitation in the Puck region, it is possible to obtain 600 million tons of material with potassium oxide content from 7 to 13.7 percent.

  • Cooperation with PZU S.A.
  • PZU S.A. with Grupa Azoty will support small, innovative companies both in the scope of scientific research and its subsequent commercialisation.

  • Cooperation with PKP Cargo S.A.
  • The contract for transport of chemicals, containers and other goods to companies in Grupa Azoty was concluded on 16 October 2014.

  • Cooperation with scientific centres
  • Grupa Azoty (and particular plants incorporated in the concern) organises student internships, meetings with graduates and conducts research with higher schools and scientific institutes from all the country.

  • Admission to Chatman House Royal Institute of International Affairs
  • In September 2015 Grupa Azoty was admitted to Chatham House seated in London, gathering over 300 companies, representing the sectors: financial, industrial, health, energetic, telecommunication and commercial as well as the most important embassies, international organisations and universities. Grupa Azoty is the first Institute's partner from Middle-Eastern Europe.

  • The commencement of Poland-wide program of testing soil
  • "Ground is Knowledge" - under this phrase and in cooperation with PKO Bank Polski, Grupa Azoty commenced nationwide 3-year program of tests of soil Ph and soil richness in nutritional elements. In the scope of the campaign, the companies intend to reach nearly 2 thousand agricultural households in the entire country and test 28 thousand samples in cooperation with the Regional Chemical-Agricultural Stations.

  • Establishing the Centre for Rescue Education
  • On 12 March 2015 the activity of the Centre for Rescue Education of Grupa Azoty (CERGA) was commenced. It is a modern unit responsible for periodical and specialist training of firefighters and chemical paramedics working in Grupa Azoty. Its activity includes all companies affiliated in Grupa Azoty and other entities interested in taking advantage of the training offer. The aim of establishing CERGA was to support the development of common norms in the scope of fire safety and emergency services as well as the exchange of experiences between paramedic units.

  • Respect Index
  • Grupa Azoty have been noted in the RESPECT Index kept by the Warsaw Stock Exchange continuously since 19 November 2009. This project aims to distinguish companies that are managed responsibly and sustainably and, in addition, significantly highlights the innovative attractiveness of companies which is characteristic of, e.g. reporting quality, level of investor relationships and information order. The choice of companies for the index is conducted according to a three-stage process. GPW analyses the financial matters, strategy and principles of organisation management, environmental factors, employment policy and relations with employees as well as the influence on the market. Grupa Azoty has been continuously publicly traded in the Respect Index for 9 years.

    Investments

    In 2014-2020, the concern plans investments within the scope of: ammonia production, mechanical granulation, solution of urea ammonium nitrate, phosphoric acid production, polyamide and plasticisers. This will involve 68 investment projects for the amount of PLN 7 billion.

  • Investments in plants in Tarnów: new factory of polyamide 6 plastic with productive capacity of 80 thousand tons per year (as a result, S.A. will be the second producer of this material in Europe); new installation for artificial fertilizer granulation worth PLN 140 million; modernisation of c-non of phenol installation, development of polyamide processing installation and introducing an iron-chromium catalyser of new generation onto the market.
  • Investments in plants of Grupa Azoty POLICE: construction of new installation for propylene production with PDH method; the estimated cost is PLN 1.68 billion. It will be the most modern and largest installation of this type in Europe.; building phosphorite mines in Senegal; expanding the port in Police with a terminal for fluid chemicals, the target of which will be service of LNG supplies.
  • Investments in plants of Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY: construction of energetic block with capacity of 440 MW, new installation for fertilizer granulation as well as modernisation of old and building a new line of nitric acid.
  • Investments in plants of Grupa Azoty KĘDZIERZYN: construction of new power-heat plant, producing 25 MW of electric power and 140 Mg/h of megawatts of thermal energy: installation for urea-ammonium nitrate UAN fertilisers.
  • CEOs and presidents

  • 1927–1929 – Tadeusz Zwisłocki
  • 1929–1933 – Romuald Wowkonowicz
  • 1930–1933 – Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski
  • 1936–1939 – Czesław Benedek
  • 1945–1946 – Stanisław Żuczkiewicz
  • 1946 – Hugo Trzebicki
  • 1946–1948 – Józef Szymański
  • 1948–1951 – Stanisław Anioł
  • 1951–1952 – Stanisław Lau
  • 1952 – Mieczysław Gołąb
  • 1953–1958 – Henryk Gładecki
  • 1958–1978 – Stanisław Opałko
  • 1978–1988 – Jerzy Pyzikowski
  • 1988–1994 – Andrzej Kasznia
  • 1994–1999 – Stanisław Maciejczyk
  • 1999–2001 – Antoni Barwacz
  • 2001–2006 – Ryszard Ścigała
  • 2006 – Jarosław Żołędowski
  • 2006–2008 – Jarosław Wita
  • 2008–2013 – Jerzy Marciniak
  • 2013-2016 - Paweł Jarczewski
  • 2016 - Mariusz Bober
  • Awards and distinctions

  • 2015 - Złote Spinacze for PR campaign "Grupa Azoty on the mouth of the world, that is, how to build global recognisability and credibility".
  • 2015 - Grupa Azoty on the list of ten most attractive global chemical companies for investors, compiled by Boston Consulting Group.
  • 2015 - Grupa Azoty on the list of 40 most influential entities on the global chemical market ICIS TOP 40 Power Players 2015.
  • 2014 - "Leader in Ecology" - prize in the competition "Diamonds of Polish Chemistry" for pro-ecological investments.
  • 2014 - "Good Company" - Grupa Azoty was granted an award for best developing company from the "List 2000" by the Ministry of Economy and editorial staff of "Rzeczpospolita" magazine.
  • 2014 - "Golden Card of Leader in Work Safety" - prize awarded by the Commission for Choice of Leaders in Work Safety at Meeting of Leaders in Work Safety. Earlier, Grupa Azoty was three times awarded "Silver Card of Leader in Work Safety".
  • 2014 - List "500 most profitable enterprises in Middle-Eastern Europe" - 62nd position on the list published in "Rzeczpospolita" magazine and "Deloitte" advisory company.
  • 2014 - Statute for "Innovativeness in SAP implementations" for consistent IT support of development strategy of Grupa Azoty with the use of the newest SAP solutions.
  • 2014 - "Leader of Polish Export 2014" - awarded by the Association of Polish Exporters for achievements in the scope of export development and building the image of Poland on the global stage.
  • 2014 - Hero of the Capital Market - prize for companies which meet the highest norms in communication with investors.
  • 2014 - "Patron of Sport in Free Poland" - prize awarded under the auspices of President Bronisław Komorowski, organised by the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, Polish Television and "Przegląd Sportowy".
  • 2014 - Publicly Traded Company of the Year 2013.
  • 2013 - Grupa Azoty in WIG30
  • 2013 - Stock Exchange Company of the Year 2012."
  • 2013 - Title "The one that changes the Polish industry".
  • 2012 - Prize and title "Pearl of Polish Economy".
  • 2012 - Pillars of Polish Economy 2011.
  • 2011 - "Ambassador of Polish Economy" - title granted by the Business Club Centre.
  • 2011 - Grupa Azoty in the rankings "500 largest Polish companies" and "100 largest Polish exporters".
  • 2010 - "Silver Card of Safety Leader" is a prize confirming high norms in Grupa Azoty (contemporary Zakłady Azotowe in Tarnów-Mościce) granted by the Central Institute of Work Protection.
  • 2010 - "Innovation of Year 2010".
  • 2010 - "Product with European standard".
  • 2010 - "Engine of Polish Economy".
  • 2009 - "Innovation of Year 2009" and "Leader in Polish Ecology".
  • 2009 - "Event which changes the Polish industry 2008".
  • 2008 - "Outstanding Exporter of Year 2008".
  • 2008 - "Pearl of Polish Economy 2008".
  • Support of local community

    Grupa Azoty is highly involved in the life of local community in Tarnów, supporting, e.g. the cultural enterprises: musical festival Grupa Azoty Jazz Contest Tarnów, Grupa Azoty Grand Festival or New Year Charity Concert of Grupa Azoty in Lusławice, film festival "Tarnów Film Award", Comedy Festival "Talia" as well as ArtFest Art Festival. Grupa Azoty is involved in organising Investment Forum in Tarnów which is a part of Economic Forum in Krynica. In addition, it cooperates with Tarnów authorities in the scope of town development, co-finances road and ring road construction and incinerating plant.

    Supporting sport

    Grupa Azoty supports multiple sports disciplines: cinder club Unia Tarnów, football club Pogoń Szczecin, female volleyball club Chemik Police, male volleyball club ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle and handball players from Azoty Puławy. So far, the concern has supported such sports people as Robert Kubica (WRC), Piotr Zyła (ski-jumping), Justyna Wałaś (boxing), Klaudia Buczek, Marcin Dzieński, Edya Ropek, Michał Derus, Renata Knapik (sports climbing). Grupa Azoty is also the main partner of Polish Skiing Association.

    Grupa Azoty commenced the program Grupa Azoty Start, by means of which, it supports sports development of children and the youth (establishes the cooperation with cinder school UKS Jaskółki, Interschool Sports Club Pałac Młodzieży Tarnów, MUKS 1811 Tarnów and the development of Polish cross-country skiing.

    Famous people connected with Grupa Azoty

    Famous people connected with Grupa Azoty S.A. (former Zakłady Azotowe in Tarnów-Mościce):

  • Ignacy Mościcki - Polish chemist, politician; in 1926–1939 the president of the Republic of Poland. Scientist, inventor, constructor of Polish, chemical industry.
  • Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski - director of Zakłady Azotowe in Tarnów-Mościce and designer of the port in Gdynia.
  • Tadeusz Zawisłocki - Polish chemist engineer, mayor of General Headquarters of artillery of Polish Army, doctor in chemistry at the University of Technology in Lviv, one of the organisers of Polish industry of nitric compound chemistry.
  • Mariusz Bober - president of the management board of Grupa Azoty (since February 2016), acting President of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe "Puławy" S.A. (since April 2016).
  • Mateusz Gramza - president of the management board of Grupa Azoty ZAK S.A. (since April 2016).
  • Wojciech Wardacki - president of management board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne "Police" (since April 2016).
  • Stanisław Anioł - expert carpenter, director of Zakłady Przemysłu Azotowego in Tarnów.
  • Stanisław Kubiński - Polish engineer, constructor of State Nitric Compound Factory in Mościce, self-government and social activist.
  • Wincenty Mucha - chemist engineer, chief of Gray Ranks.
  • Andrzej Sikora - union activist, VI term senator.
  • Romuald Wowkonowicz - Polish engineer, technical director of State Nitric Compound Factory in Tarnów.
  • Marek Cieślak - Polish speedway rider and cinder trainer.
  • Janusz Kołodziej - Polish speedway rider, triple individual Champion in Poland in cinder track racing.
  • Maciej Dreszer - Polish racing driver.
  • Interesting facts

  • Grupa Azoty is the largest producer of mineral fertilizers in Poland, compound fertilizers, fertilizers containing sulphur and nitric fertilizers; polyamides, OXO alcohols and plasticizers, titanium white and melamine.
  • Grupa Azoty. is the second producer of mineral fertilizers and melamine in the European Union; third producer of compound fertilizers in UE; fifth - producer of plasticizers and polyamide 6.
  • In 2019 the largest installation for propylene production in Europe will be commissioned for use in the plants of Grupa Azoty POLICE in Police.
  • Grupa Azoty (formerly Zakłady Azotowe in Tarnów-Mościce) supports the speedway club Unia Tarnów since the establishment of the plants, i.e. since 1927.
  • Grupa Azoty is the first company in Middle-Eastern Europe which joined the Chatman House Royal Institute of International Affairs.
  • Grupa Azoty is a member of organisations and associations, e.g. IFA (International Fertilizer Industry Association), Fertilizers Europe, CEEP (Central European Energy Partners), CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council), CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education), Executive Club.
  • Grupa Azoty. employs 13,879 people, including 9057 at labour positions and 4822 at non-labour positions in its all plants and companies that are a part of the concern 66 (2014).
  • References

    Grupa Azoty Wikipedia


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