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On Monday, January 23, the head of the Ministry of Defense visited H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych sp. z o.o. in Poznań. H. Cegielski Plant is also involved in the production of vehicles and equipment for the Polish Army.

“2015 was a breakthrough year in terms of investments in strengthening the Polish Army as well. Consistently since then, the Law and Justice government has been developing the Polish Army. We are establishing new units in place of those that were abolished under the previous government and equipping them with modern equipment. We are including the Polish industry in this supply chain, in this production chain. This is what is happening in the case of the Cegielski plant,”

Mariusz Blaszczak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of National Defense, said during a meeting with employees of the H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych sp. z o.o. (English: Rail Vehicle Factory Ltd.) in Poznań.

“H. Cegielski plants produce, for example, elements for the Vistula program, that is, for the Polish Patriots. They also produce bridges for the Polish Army. Why are these plants so important? Because this is the great history of our country, the great history concerning industrialization and the leap in civilization. But all this was neglected and abandoned under the Liberal government. We are consistently recreating it. We order weapons for the Polish Army always in Poland. In plants that produce Polish weapons,”

the Deputy Prime Minister noted. 

“Now, at Huta Stalowa Wola we are ordering modern weapons. We are recovering all that was sold out during the PO-PSL coalition government, under Tusk, the prime minister of unemployment. We are creating new jobs and strengthening the Polish Army. It is the security of our Homeland that is most important to us,”

said the head of the Ministry of Defense.

“H. CEGIELSKI – FABRYKA POJAZDÓW SZYNOWYCH” IS ONE OF THE OLDEST ROLLING STOCK COMPANIES IN POLAND.

For more than a century, we have been shaping the company, often during historical events that changed Poznań and the entire country. Throughout its history “H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych” has been an employer for many generations of residents of Poznań and the Wielkopolska region.

The first railway coaches with the “Cegielski” logo were produced in 1921. In 1926, the company started the production of steam locomotives.

Since 1946, Fabryka Wagonów (renamed in 1967 to Fabryka Lokomotyw i Wagonów) has produced approximately 13, 500 coaches (including passenger coaches of 1st and 2nd class, sleeping coaches, restaurant coaches, freight coaches), and 800 locomotives (diesel and electrical line and shunting locomotives).

As a result of organizational changes in 1997, Fabryka Lokomotyw i Wagonów was transformed into “H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych Sp. z o.o.”, which continues the rolling stock production and services.

On 26 March 2010,  Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. took over 100% of shares in “H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych Sp. Z o.o.”. (fpspoznan.pl)
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