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40th Polish National Arabian Horse ShowOn August 10–12, 2018, the 40th Polish National Arabian Horse Show was held in Warsaw. Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. was one of partners of this beautiful event and, according to its tradition, it promoted products under its brands and invited guests to a candy floss stand.
KSC S.A. pays tribute to the participants of the Warsaw UprisingOn the 74th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising, the Management Board of Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. represented by the acting President of the Board Zdzisław Salus and a Member of the Board Artur Duda paid tribute to the killed participants of this armed revolt.
A visit paid by Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, the Minister, in the KSC S.A. HQ in Toruń
On Firday, 27 July 2018, Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, the Minister of Agriculture visited the Headquarters of Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. in Toruń. The Minister had a meeting with the Management Board of KSC S.A. composed of: the acting President of the Board, Zdzisław Salus, Members of the Board, Janusz Stachowiak, Artur Duda and Piotr Peter as well as employees of the Company. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Supervisory Board of KSC S.A., on behalf of the growers, Mr. Józef Pawela, and the President of the National Association of the Sugar Beet Growers, Mr. Krzysztof Nykiel. The Minister announced establishment of the national foodstuffs group based on Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A.
Visit of Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, the Minister of Agriculture, in the Krasnystaw Sugar Plant
An official opening of the new investment - a sugar warehouse with a surface area of 5700 m2 - took place on 23 July 2018 in the Krasnystaw Sugar Plant. The event was attended by, among others, Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Beata Mazurek, the Speaker of the Sejm, the Management Board of Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A, members of parliament and local government authorities. The Management Board of KSC S.A. was represented by Mr. Janusz Stachowiak and Mr. Artur Duda.
KSC S.A. received “Złoty Paragon 2018 - nagroda Kupców Polskich” in the “Bulk products” category.On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the Official Gala of the 8th edition of the competition “Złoty Paragon 2018 - nagroda Kupców Polskich” (Golden Receipt 2018 - reward of Polish Merchants) was held at Teatr Kamienica in Warsaw. In this year’s edition, “Polski Cukier” white sugar, 1 kg, received “Złoty Paragon 2018 - nagroda Kupców Polskich” in the “Bulk products” category. Mr Robert Kraszewski, Marketing and Sales Department Director, was there to receive the award on behalf of the Company.
Ranking of top 200 largest Polish companiesOnce again, the weekly magazine “Wprost” published a ranking of top 200 largest Polish companies. Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. was classified on the 58 place. This means we moved up by 7 places versus the previous year.
Products from Młyny Stoisław recognised by expertsTwo products from the Company range - extra rolled oats and extra fine sponge wheat flour - won prestigious certificates of the All-Poland Promotional Programme “Doceń polskie” (Appreciate Polish) and a title of “Top Product”. This recognition was awarded by independent specialists from the food industry forming the Experts Panel of the “Doceń polskie” programme, held under the auspices of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.
This recognition is awarded only to products that received maximum notes from the food industry specialists. 142 products from Poland were covered by the food audit. Only those characterised by required taste and appearance and an excellent price-quality ratio were distinguished.
Results of the sugar campaign 2017/2018 at Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A.Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. summed up the results of the sugar campaign 2017/2018. In all seven sugar mills the Company purchased over 6 million tonnes of sugar beet and produced over 900 K tonnes of sugar in total.
Employee-Friendly EmployerFor the first time, Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. received the “Employee-Friendly Employer” certificate. The certificate was awarded on nomination from the Company Committee of NSZZ „Solidarność” of Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa „Polski Cukier” S.A. Employees. The certificates will be officially presented at the President’s Palace in Warsaw on February 26, 2018, with participation of the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr Andrzej Duda, and the Head of NSZZ “Solidarność”, Mr Piotr Duda.
Opening of the Sugar Industry Memorial Chamber in Ostrowiec ŚwiętokrzyskiOn January 3, 2018, at the facilities of the former Sugar Plant Częstocice (currently Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski), the Sugar Industry Memorial Chamber was officially opened. The glass cases in the Memorial Chamber display products, maps, sugar plant layout plans, securities, money in form of coins and banknotes, postcards from the sugar plant, medals, standards, special cups, vases, and many other items. The exhibition is completed with documents, photographs, laboratory equipment, and paintings, as well as a multimedia presentation on the history of the sugar industry in Poland spanning many years.
The Sweets Plant “Pszczółka” officially started a new production plantThe Sweets Plant “Pszczółka” Sp. z o.o. – a part of the Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa SA Group - officially started a new production plant. It is one of the most modern factories in Europe, and its construction cost PLN 153 million. With this plant, “Pszczółka” has expanded its range with new products. Besides caramels, well-known and liked for years, customers can now enjoy pralines, chocolates and jellies. First products have already reached shop shelves. “Pszczółka” says it will successively launch new products.
KSC S.A. at the Congress 590
On November 16–17, 2017, the second edition of the most important economic event of the year - Congress 590 - was held in Jasionka near Rzeszów. The name of the Congress, 590, comes from a prefix of a barcode used to label goods manufactured in Poland by Polish companies. The Congress 590 means numerous debates, meetings and lectures, a great variety of discussed subjects and of industries. All this to develop solutions that will release the economic potential of Poland.
Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. invests in the Port of GdanskKrajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. and Port of Gdansk Authority S.A. signed an agreement concerning leasing of a property for construction of a new cargo handling and shipment terminal, including the access infrastructure, designated for handling of sugar transports. The new facilities will be constructed in a direct vicinity of the Wislane Quay, enabling entry and loading of high-capacity vessels.
Polish Sugar is the favourite brand of Poles in the category: Sugar and sweeteners
On September 21, 2017, the President of Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A., Mr Paweł Piotrowski, during the official Gala organised by Wydawnictwo Gospodarcze, received on behalf of KSC S.A. the main award for the “Favourite brand of Poles” in the category: sugar and sweeteners.
The ranking of brands for each of 138 categories was based on votes of the respondents (percentage rate of indications). The survey was conducted by Wydawnictwo Gospodarcze, at the turn of July 2017, on the total sample of 1 thousand Poles aged 18–65, being decision makers in issues concerning purchases for their household.
Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A at the Presidential Harvest Festival in Spala
The Presidential Harvest Festival in Spala was held at the Central Sports Centre in Spala on September 16-17, 2017. The President, Mr Andrzej Duda, with his wife, Ms Agata Kornhauser- Duda, participated in this event for the third time already.
Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. supported victims of the disaster
On August 25, 2017, a press conference of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivode, Mr Mikołaj Bogdanowicz, was held in the Voivodship Office in Bydgoszcz. The conference concerned further help for people who suffered during the storm on the night of August 11, 2017. ‘The damage is enormous,’ emphasised Voivode Mikołaj Bogdanowicz welcoming media representatives to the press conference at the office. ‘About 75% to 80% of losses in Poland affected our voivodship, and in particular, homesteads, forests, power supply industry, municipal infrastructure and roads.’ He reminded everybody present that to that moment PLN 14 million were provided for emergency subsidies of up to PLN 6 thousand each. ‘Every day new information is sent in by experts and inspectors concerning damaged buildings. As of this day, there are 7000 of them. Assistance in quick estimation of losses will allow us to provide more money in form of subsidies of up to PLN 20 thousand and PLN 200 thousand for residential buildings, and up to PLN 100 thousand for farm buildings’, said the Voivode.
15th Day of Fields of Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A.
15th Day of Fields of Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. was held on June 22, 2017. This official event was organised in Łęczyna, Stargard poviate, Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship.
“Polski Cukier" gives rise to Polish cakes.
Thinking that every sugar is the same is misleading. There is only one real Polish Sugar, as we prove in the campaign that has just started. Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. refreshes a trend for Polish bakery products.
2017/2018 sugar campaign in “Moldova Zahăr” begins
On Aug 30– Sept 1, 2017 the President Mr Paweł Piotrowski together with some Krajowa Spółka Cukrowa S.A. employees visited Chișinău and the registered office of the Company “Moldova Zahăr” in Cupcini, on invitation from the General Manager of Î.C.S. “Moldova Zahăr” SRL, Mr Wojciech Kolignan.