Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY: A leading fertilizer manufacturer
Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY is a Polish company that specializes in the production of mineral fertilizers and chemical products for various sectors and industries. Since 2013, PUŁAWY has been a part of Grupa Azoty – one of the largest chemical companies in Europe and in the world.
History of PUŁAWY
In 1960, the decision about the creation of Nitrates Works in Puławy was taken by the then Board of Ministers. After five years of construction, ammonia and urea installations were started up. The official opening of the Works took place on July 16th, 1966. The factory was extended and modernized in the following years, which led to the launches of more production installations. By decision of the Treasury, the main shareholder of the Works, new products were included in the Company portfolio. We commenced the manufacturing of carbon dioxide, dry ice, caprolactam, melamine and other new launches. PUŁAWY stock has been traded on Warsaw Stock Exchange since 2005.
Fertilizers and chemistry
The business activity of Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY focuses on two segments: the production of mineral fertilizers for agricultural manufacturers (60%) and chemical goods for various sectors and industries (40%). 50% of the output of Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY is exported to 50 countries all over the world. The product offering of Our Works includes: Agro segment with such products as Pulan®, Pulsar®, Pulaska®, Pulgran®, Pulrea®, RSM®, RSM®S as well as Chemical segment with melamine, Caprolactam, NOXes®, PULNOx®, Likam®, Coolant®, hydrogen peroxide, carbon dioxide, compressed hydrogen, nitric acid and anhydrous ammonia. Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY also produces electricity for in-house needs.
Consolidation of Polish chemical industry
2012 was a breakthrough year in the history of Zakłady Azotowe “Puławy”, as it marked the beginning of the consolidation of Great Chemical Synthesis enterprises. The process resulted in the establishment of Grupa Azoty, which incorporated Works in Tarnów, Puławy, Police and Kędzierzyn-Koźle. After the permission from the European Commission, the consolidation process was finalized in 2013. In this way, one of the biggest chemical companies in Europe and in the world emerged.