On January 16, Stalowa Wola hosted the national Polish Exhibition of Economy under the theme of “From the Central Industrial Region to 4.0 Economy” with the participation of the President of Republic Poland, Mr. Andrzej Duda. LiuGong Dressta Machinery was present at the event and has showcased its new products including the new Dressta TD-25M series-1 crawler dozer, LiuGong 925E excavator and 835H wheel loader. On this significant day, LiuGong Dressta Machinery was also officially appointed a member of the Polish Association of Construction Employers. During the event, President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, visited the stand of LiuGong Dressta Machinery – one of the largest Chinese investors in Poland.
It was a great opportunity for Howard Dale, Chairman of LiuGong Dressta Machinery, and the management team to speak about our direct investment in the country for manufacturing excellence, people, Research & Development, next generation products and the value we create for the Polish economy through exports to over 50 countries worldwide from Stalowa Wola. Howard Dale, has personally introduced the new TD-25M series-1 dozer and Mr. President had the chance to experience it first hand by sitting inside the cabin and was impressed by the new machine which will make big share of the company’s exports to mines and construction sites all around the globe in the coming years as its flagship model for many years.
In his comments during his visit to LiuGong Dressta Machinery stand, President of Republic of Poland, Mr. Andrzej Duda, highly recognized and appreciated LiuGong’s investment and contribution in Poland. He also acknowledged the new technology and R&D investments that LiuGong is making in Stalowa Wola.
During his opening speech at the event, “It is clearly visible here in Stalowa Wola and in Podkarpackie, what a leap this city and region have made over the course of the past few years. How many high-tech and innovative companies have appeared, the extent of state-of-the-art technical know-how created here on a daily basis. We have ceased to be an assembly point and now becoming a country with a modern economy creating and applying new technologies, producing complex tools & machines and all that is necessary for the development of a strong economy. If we want to talk about the power of Poland, it is first and foremost a country based on a robust economy. And this is what must be its foundation”, said Polish President Andrzej Duda.
“The President could see for himself how Stalowa Wola is changing. The companies here with us today currently make use of the opportunity provided by modern technology and know-how, and delight us with what they manufacture and the way they do it. Much has changed, yet one thing has stayed the same for 80 years. It is the heart of the people of Stalowa Wola. People, who are honest, hard-working, who have great faith, patriotism, and all this is reflected in our strength and our economic power”, mentioned Lucjusz Nadbereżny, the mayor of Stalowa Wola City.
During the exhibition day, LiuGong Dressta Machinery Chairman, Howard Dale, received from the head of the Polish Association of Construction Employers, Jan Styliński, the certificate of becoming a member of the association. The association is a nationwide organization of companies from the infrastructure and construction industry, which together represent over 70% of the general market potential of investment management in Poland. The membership will allow LiuGong Dressta Machinery to work together with association and enhance possibilities of direct participation in shaping and creating solutions related to infrastructure and construction sectors.
Commenting on the visit of Mr. President and importance of the day, “Our employees are tied together by a common commitment, to ensure that every product that leaves this factory will delight its customer and is worthy of baring the LiuGong and Dressta brands. In Podkarpackie, we do not only continue the Polish tradition of manufacturing heavy machinery, such as Dressta dozers and pipe-layers, but we are also gradually introducing high-tech concepts, solutions and management strategies. We are all more than pleased that our effort has been appreciated today by President Andrzej Duda, who visited us in person. I hope that in the near future we will be working closer with the highest authorities and governmental associations of Poland. With such an ambitious plan of government that includes building further infrastructure in Poland, we can deliver even more construction equipment designed by Polish engineers and produced in Poland”, said Howard Dale.
LiuGong Dressta Machinery facility in Poland is set to double its output by 2023 thanks to new investments in manufacturing, R&D and the introduction of new models from its next generation of construction equipment. The Stalowa Wola plant manufactures Dressta dozers & pipe-layers, LiuGong Excavators and wheel loaders and via its drivetrain division ZZN, provides world-class gear components to global OEM’S.
It was a great memorable day for LiuGong Dressta Machinery to discuss partnership opportunities with all visiting governmental organizations, showcase our world-class products designed and produced in Poland with pride and it was an honor to host the President of Republic of Poland, Mr. Andrzej Duda, and all other national & regional dignitaries in his delegation at the LiuGong Dressta Machinery stand.