We are continuing a series about profiles polish freight operators. This week, it is time for the presentation of Transchem from Włocławek.
- [PL] Operator profile: ZPK Szumowo & Natrix
- [PL] Operator profile: Logistics & Transport Company
- [PL] Operator profile: CEMET
- [CZ] Operator profile: Cargo Motion
Company short history
In 1966 the then Polish Minister of Chemistry Industry signed a decision to build a fertilizer factory in Włocławek, now located in the Kujawsko–Pomorskie voivodeship. The company was named „Zakłady Azotowe Włocławek”. Initially, the factory was producing chemicals such as ammonium nitrate, nitric acid, and ammonia, after a few years, PVC products were added to the portfolio. In the 90s, its poor financial condition required the company to restructure. In 1995 it changed its name to “Anwil Włocławek” and became part of the Orlen Group.
As part of the Zakłady Azotowe Włocławek organization, Transchem started rail operation in March 1993. Transchem focused on four areas:
- national and international rail transport,
- service for railway sidings,
- sub renting of railway vehicles,
- repair and servicing of freight wagons