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Potato Growers Forum
Potato Growers Forum was held on 17th November 2014 in the Conference Centre, Palace in Kobylniki near Kruszwica, part of the KOM-ROL farmstead.
It was yet another meeting to spark a discussion on potato growing and use of the latest technologies.
The forum also gave the opportunity for discussion with the new majority shareholder of Przedsiębiorstwo Przemysłu Ziemniaczanego Trzemeszno Sp. z o.o., i.e. Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A, represented by the President of the Board - Marek Dereziński and Raw Material Department Manager – Artur Majewski.
Almost 70 potato growers, mainly involved with PPZ Trzemeszno Sp. z o.o., as well as other growers from the Kujawy-Pomerania Province, Greater Poland Province, Pomerania Province and West Pomerania Province participated in the Forum.
Marek Dereziński, President of Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. presented the current situation of the Company and its plans for the nearest future.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development was represented by Jolanta Stańczuk - Assistant Manager of the Direct Payment Department, and PPZ “Trzemeszno” was represented by its CEO, Grzegorz Sobecki.
Post-Campaign Conference of the Association of Sugar Technicians
The annual post-campaign conference was held by the Association of Sugar Technicians in Dom Technika FSNT-NOT, Warsaw on 26-27 February 2015 under the patronage of the Association of Sugar Producers in Poland. The course and the results of the 2014/2015 sugar campaign for individual sugar refineries were discussed.
Qualification procedure for the 7th term of the KSC S.A. Board ended
On 25th February 2015, the Supervisory Board of KSC S.A. ended a qualification procedure for the 7th term for the President and the Members of the Board of KSC S.A. in Toruń.
Marek Spuz vel Szpos was elected CEO of KSC S.A. Krzysztof Kowa was elected Member of the Board for economy and finances and Piotr Szymanek has been elected Member of the Board for strategy, development and corporate issues.
2014/2015 Sugar Campaign.
The Sugar Campaign of Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. ended on 14 January 2015. It lasted an average of 106 days (100 days in Dobrzelin Sugar Refinery and 112 days in Malbork Sugar Refinery). The company purchased over 5 million tonnes of sugar beet. Average sugar beet yield was 65 tonnes per hectare. Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. produced over 764 thousand tonnes sugar. The highest sugar content was recorded in Malbork Sugar Refinery at 18.0%, while the average for the company was approx. 17.0%.
Włodzimierz Karpiński visits Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. - Krasnystaw Sugar Refinery
- We are determined to finalize the privatization of Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa, and allow the growers and employees to become the owners - ensured Włodzimierz Karpiński, Minister of Treasury during the meeting with a group of beet growers and KSC S.A. employees of Krasnystaw Sugar Refinery.
- We wish the third privatization attempt to be a success. The team appointed to negotiate with the growers and the employees, seeks the opportunities to facilitate the purchase of company shares for all eligible personnel who cannot afford it - says Włodzimierz Karpiński. The minister stressed that it is the intent of the Ministry of Treasury, that Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa is not taken over by the foreign capital.
In October, the representatives of both growers and employees of Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. have reached an agreement with the Ministry of Treasury on the initial concept of privatization. The details will be established in the future meetings.
Pszczółka recognized for supporting sport activities
FC Pszczółka sp. z o.o. was presented an award from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University authorities for supporting local women’s basketball team. The award was presented by Professor Stanisław Michałowski, President of the University.