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World-wide and famous brands from Poland


Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
14 Jun 2006 /  #1
I just wonder how many of the foreign people know some Polish brands...

(well, there are quite a few well known Polish companies who are operating in W.Europe and the US (less) - and there are more and more Polish holdings who control various W.European companies - but in both cases aren`t being as0sociated with Poland)

So, here`s my question - do you know any Polish brands/products or company names ? :)
Al  
14 Jun 2006 /  #2
Ignorantly I don't know of any :)
metoo  
14 Jun 2006 /  #3
Lot Airlines ;)
Zelmer
Zywiec
Polmos
OP Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
14 Jun 2006 /  #4
Not bad for the start - but, maybe beside LOT, those are very small, insignificant companies.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
14 Jun 2006 /  #5
Well LOT is owned by Lufthansa right?

Fakro: Polish construction
OP Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
14 Jun 2006 /  #6
Well LOT is owned by Lufthansa right?

No, it`s a stateowned company.

Fakro: Polish construction

Yes - though it still isn`t one of the major international companies.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
14 Jun 2006 /  #7
haha got me then.
Please share with us then. Maybe we need to learn something.
OP Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
14 Jun 2006 /  #8
Ever heared about i.e.

Melex ? - the company isn`t very big - but it should be known in the US.

It`s one of the world`s largest electric car producers.

Gino Rossi - a fashion design company

Orlen - an oil company - controls 10% of the fuel distribution sector in Germany. Last week it has overtaken the whole petrol manufacturing sector in Lithuania

Bioton - a pharmaceptical/biotech company that is about to overtake a large part of the Italian market.

KGHM - the world`s 6th largest copper mining company

Solaris - Central and Eastern European leading bus manufacturer (most of buses in Berlin are Solaris buses - which is quite funny cose in Berlin-city colors - the front side of those buses looks very similar to Hitler`s face :) )

Kulczyk Holding - which belongs to dr Jan Kulczyk - one of Eeaster Europe`s richest men. Kulczyk so far hasn`t made so much business in W. Europe so far. But right now he`s getting divorced with his wife, who is almost equally rich as he - and he wants spend more time making business abroad.

PESA - it`s a train manufacturer - it`s not very known W.Europe but in the East it`s quite well known.

beside that there`s also BUMAR holding - a military-heavy equipment enterprise.

PZL - an areospace conglomerate.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
14 Jun 2006 /  #9
Golf carts and small car maufacturing.
OP Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
14 Jun 2006 /  #10
Yep - beside that there are lot of companies who manufacture various foodstoof - that is being sold under german-sounding or english-sounding names thruout the EU.

Well, and when we`re talking about the EU - then about 1/4 of the Euro-coins have been made by the Polish State Mint :)
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
14 Jun 2006 /  #11
Well, and when we`re talking about the EU - then about 1/4 of the Euro-coins have been made by the Polish State Mint

That's interesting to know.

Orlen I've also heard of. I'm sure as the years go by PL products will become more known by the rest of the world.
OP Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
14 Jun 2006 /  #12
I believe that when it comes to foodstuff then it`s already the case, though not many are aware of it.
British  
14 Jun 2006 /  #13
:(dodgy bread and vodka

that milk

beer is good and i have been to poland

katowice and krakow

seen the ufo and everything
gooone  
15 Jun 2006 /  #14
Oscypek ;)
OP Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
15 Jun 2006 /  #15
Solaris adolf-buses in Berlin :)

Katowice are to us something like Detroit in the US to the Americans :) So even if you`d be there that`s not very representative. But it`s hard to belive since seeing Krakow the biggest attraction to you is the UFO in Katowice - so you weren`t there. And even if you were - China-boy, you are preatty fuc*ed up.
FISZ 24 | 2,116  
15 Jun 2006 /  #16
So even if you`d be there that`s not very representative

Yeah British...try staying where I did in Boleslawow and really get some PL country culture :)

And to educate you a little bit, Belvedere - Chopin are 2 of the best premium vodkas
bossie 1 | 123  
23 Jun 2006 /  #17
If you live in the UK, or in London at least, you must know some Polish products. Myself, I've seen Polish beer, vodka, ham, bread, pierogis, sausages, carrot juice (mostly Kubus), and many other products.

I guess it's not only trademarks as such that count. There are several cars for example made on Poland only, Fiat seicento being just one of them.
Guest  
23 Jun 2006 /  #18
They have a great deli in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can get alot of different types of food and such from Poland. Also , they make sausages and such right there at their store. Any one in that area should check it out. Its on Charleston.
AndrzejCDN  
24 Jun 2006 /  #19
Ok dudes.
Polish brands

Okocim
Zywiec
Hevelius
Warka
Zubr
Lezajsk
Polonez
EB
Brok
Lot
and more....
Guest  
24 Jun 2006 /  #20
Polonez

You mean the car or the vodka? :)
AndrzejCDN  
25 Jun 2006 /  #21
I hit 2 birds with one stone there ahaha.
Both.
:)
Guest  
30 Jun 2006 /  #22
polamer
PZPN
:)
Guest  
30 Jun 2006 /  #23
PZPN

Dude, PZPN is something that needs to be destroyed ASAP. And it's not even a brand - it's the Polish National Soccer Association :).
Arien  
2 Jul 2006 /  #24
So, here`s my question - do you know any Polish brands/products or company names ?

Bumar I have heard of, but that's only because I have been in military service for years and everything regarding this subject interests me. So that really doesn't count.

But we already have a few Polish stores in Holland now, and I think we can expect to see more of those in the near future.

So I guess you can educate me. :)
lef 11 | 478  
2 Jul 2006 /  #25
a lot of these companies like LOT are also owned by foreign companies.

Poland has exellent beers and bread
OP Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
2 Jul 2006 /  #26
Beside the beer brewaries none of these companies is being owned by foreign companies.
AndrzejCDN  
2 Jul 2006 /  #27
I heard that the Germans bought out Zywiec (Polish Beer Company) .
It is still brewed in Poland, but.. owned by the Germans.
Other brands too, even Lezajsk I think.
OP Wujek_Dobra_Rada  
2 Jul 2006 /  #28
Yes - when it comes to - beer brands - then most of them are foreign owned.
lef 11 | 478  
2 Jul 2006 /  #29
I think Poland should ban foreign ownership, in time poland will be owned by ameriican/jewish interest

I think what I saying is the truth, ,many years ago all the know polish brands where owned by the polish people, now they have bought out by overseas interest and have changed there brand name, let poland be poland, please stop overseas takeovers including names like nestle....like what they do in other countries these companies then work off shore like in china (cheap labour)
Arien  
3 Jul 2006 /  #30
let poland be poland, please stop overseas takeovers including names like nestle....like what they do in other countries these companies then work off shore like in china (cheap labour)

Or like what they do in other countries these companies then work off shore like in Poland? (cheap labour)

So don't complain about takeovers, bussiness is bussiness, and this is the same all over the world, and Polish companies are taking over some areas of transport in most EU countries already. You'll see the benefits of trade soon enough. :)

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