Piotrków Trybunalski, 24th of March 2021
Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Customers!
Today, it has been 55 years since Wiesław Szczepanik started Polanik company. We did not expect, that we would celebrate this occasion in such circumstances. In fact, would not celebrate because another pandemic wave and all restrictions involved with it prevent us from doing so.
Even though, we do not work for celebrating jubilees, such feasts make us realize what we have managed to do and how much needs to be done.
The history of Polanik is practically a continuous strip of growth. Starting with one person - Wiesław Szczepanik who in rented space started his adventure with metalworking and ending with today’s 140 people who work in 4 halls and warehouses producing and shipping equipment in order to fully equip athletic arenas. It was not a very dynamic growth but a systematic and consistent strive for set goal. The effect of that is a well working company with a strong position on the market and with an attractive, high quality offer which is retained with trust among customers.
To sum up all this years we can proudly say that we have reasons to be satisfied. Polanik equipment can be met on all continents of the world. It is used by the best athletes on the highest rank events. All investment plans were successfuly introduced despite the pandemic situation.
On behalf of the board, shareholders and the family I would like to thank everybody who contributed to the growth of Polanik company. I want to thank all customers for the trust and multiannual cooperation, I thank the athletes for their records and titles gained with Polanik equipment, I thank all sports officials from World Athletics, European Athletics, Balkan Athletics, PZLA, KPZLA, Czech Athletic Federation, Slovak Athletic Federation, PZLA Masters and many other athletics organizations for their support and precious advices. I thank all judges, Central Sports Centres and other sports facilities for the help in making our products better. Your involvement is priceless. I would like to thank all employees, both current and former. Your contribution is invaluable. At one point, owner’s involvement is not enough in order to continue the prosperity. Support and creativity of the whole team is needed to keep on developing. On that day, I want to sincerely thank you for that.
Great gratitude goes to the person who is no longer among us. The founder Wiesław Szczepanik, who died almost a year ago, for years had been a powering force of the company’s development. He passed on his knowledge and experience to the next generation. The place we are at the moment is the effect of what happened 55 years ago… Thank you.
What’s next? As it has been so far - systematic growth. There is nothing that cannot be improved. We can still “help to win”. With that in mind, we plan our actions. We started building new hall - surface treatment department. A several technologically advanced machines are scheduled to be bought. These investments will allow us to introduce new products and continue manufacturing another generations of existing products.
Thank you for being with us. We keep on working and we hope that the next jubilee will be celebrated in completely different circumstances 😊