The anniversary of Independent Poland being celebrated was an opportunity for summing up the output of local companies, which had survived the difficult transformation period, had been set up in the twenty five years time and that were operating successfully.
This year we are celebrating a very important anniversary. It is not only the 25th anniversary of political freedom, but economic freedom as well. Some of the companies are worth mentioning here- they are like legs on which the city is standing – Janusz Kubicki, the Mayor of Zielona Góra said.
An official Gala ending the “Company of Zielona Góra 25th Anniversary ” ranking organized by the Municipal Office of Zielona Góra and Gazeta Wyborcza took place on November 12th, 2014 in the Zielona Góra Palmiarnia. Citizens of Zielona Góra decided who would be presented with the statuettes. Throughout almost all October readers and the Gazeta service users voted for companies competing in two categories. The first was a group of companies which had survived the transformation period and managed to continue its activity, whereas the other comprised companies that had been formed in the past 25 years, which very often started from the scratch and today their position is well-established.
The winner of the category of companies which had survived the transformation period was Lumel, producer of measurement devices and electrical equipment, a member of the international Rishabh-LUMEL- Shanti. The best of the companies that were established during the last 25 years was Max Elektronik, the company that was formed 24 years ago and that computerised practically all libraries in Poland and created the ERP class software that has been widely used all over the country. The organizers of the ranking also honoured a man who gained popularity with Zielona Góra community in terms of economy, granting the title of the Man of 25 years of Zielona Góra Economy to Mr. Stanisław Bieńkowski , the President of Stelmet.
The following companies were also honoured:
Company that survived the transformation period:
Elektrociepłownia "Zielona Góra" S.A.
Falubaz Polska s.k.a.
H. Sypniewski sp. z o.o.
Nordis Chłodnie Polskie sp. z o.o.
PKS Zielona Góra
Stelmet sp. z o.o. s.j.
Wyborowa Pernod Ricard
Company that was formed during the last 25 year:
Aldemed Centrum Medyczne
AnnebergTranspol Int. sp. z o.o.
Artek Centrum Dystrybucji Mięsa, Wędlin i Drobiu
Astec sp. z o.o.
Carbo Holding sp. z o.o.
Cinkciarz.pl sp. z o.o.
Eobuwie.pl (Przedsiębiorstwo Handlowe Traf sp.j.)
Hertz Systems Ltd sp. z o.o.
Intermarche Zielona Góra
LfC sp. z o.o.
Przedsiębiorstwo Budowlane Ekonbud-Fadom
Przedsiębiorstwo Wielobranżowe Fast sp. z o.o.
Przedsiębiorstwo Wielobranżowe RPR
The following people were awarded in the Man of the 25 years of the Zielona Góra Economy ranking:
Adam Antoń ( was the President of Lumel for many years):
Everybody would like to write in his CV: 50 years of work for the same employer. Adam Antoń, who was the President of Lumel for many years achieved this. He came to Zielona Góra in 1958 and immediately started working for Lumel until retired in 2007. The contacts he established with, for example, Siemens, have been paying dividends until nowadays. The gadget appreciators at the time must remember the famous LAVO- the measuring device made by LUMEL , which was designed by Adam Antoń. Because it was a universal device. Without this child whose founder was Mr. Antoń it would be impossible to imagine any electrical workshop.
Janusz Jasiński (Inter
The orchestra man. He founded the first Intermarche store when he was 27. He is an entrepreneur, an active member of employers' associations both on the regional as well as national scale. He has been appreciated for his great involvement in the life of the town: both in terms of business as well as sports. He is the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SSA Grono and has his team in extra ligue.
A man to talk to is great pleasure and experience. In the Good soldier Svejk competition he would probably win, however today in the ranking organized by Gazeta Wyborcza and the Mayor of Zielona Góra he is awarded for his many years of working and involvement into economy of the town. He is the honorary citizen of Zielona Góra, the long-standing director of Lubuska Wytwórnia Wódek Gatunkowych “Polmos”. He is said to be the father of the plant's great success in the 90ties. When you think of dark Whisky – you think of Stanisław Palonka.
Piotr Pudłowski (Gazstal)
For many years now he has been conducting business activity mainly in oil industry, but recently he has entered successfully into the real estate market. He was brave enough to invest into a devastated tenant house, the so called Dom Kolejarza. It had passed many years before two enthusiasts decided to buy one of the most beautiful historical buildings in
Ryszard Wtorkowski (LUG)
He started his business activity in Zielona Góra, where in 1989 he set up a family business with global ambitions. This led to creation of LUG brand signing professional lighting luminaires recognised and appreciated by lighting designers, architects both in