About Us

Polwax S.A. is the biggest in Poland and one of the European leaders in the paraffin market, producer and distributor of refined and renewable paraffin, waxes and products composed on the base of paraffin.

The company started its activity in January 2012, but its origins date back to 1999. For more than 20 years, thanks to a high and stable quality of products, the use of modern technology processes, the adjustment of the offer to individual needs of the customer as well as its own R&D facilities, Polwax S.A. has achieved a well-established position in many segments of the economy.

The company regularly amends its product portfolio, putting more emphasis on the development of products intended for industry, including products from the fertilisers market, food contact products in food production and packaging processes for foodstuffs, emulsions and waxes for wood and furniture industries, as well as plant protection products or formulas for the rubber industry.

The company focuses on the development of modern paraffin-based formulas for the industry, while not forgetting the importance of the candles and grave candles market. Therefore, for many years, Zakład Produkcji Świec i Zniczy located in Czechowice-Dziedzice has produced grave candles and table candles, as well as candles potted in containers of different shapes, sizes and colours.

Polwax S.A. thinks ecologically and cares about the environment. All installations and production processes have a low environmental impact. Thanks to access to its own laboratories, the company guarantees the production of good quality and safe products for the recipients of goods.

Vision and mission

What distinguishes Polwax S.A. on the paraffin market is its Polish origins, innovation, professionalism as well as its readiness for change and continuous development. The Company’s activities are directed in such a way that the company becomes the leader of innovative industrial paraffin-based formulas.

The mission of Polwax S.A. is to develop its portfolio of innovative paraffin products continuously and maintain a quality-stable offer. Through constant investments in new technologies and solutions, the company consistently meets customer needs. At the same time, it seeks to ensure the safety and satisfaction of its employees and takes care of the environment.

Integrated Management System

Implemented in POLWAX S.A. The scope of the integrated management system covers the requirements of the following standards:

  • PN-EN ISO 9001:2015 – Quality management systems that provide the ability to deliver products and services that meet customer requirements
  • PN-EN ISO 14001:2015 – Environmental management systems whose main task is to support environmental activities, to prevent and mitigate adverse environmental impacts of the company’s operations
  • PN-ISO 45001:2018-06 – OHS management systems to ensure continuous actions to improve the health and safety of workers, prevent incidents, including occupational accidents and diseases
  • PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018-02 – General requirements for the operation of laboratories that confirm competence in the scope of measurements, tests and calibrations carried out. They ensure consistent performance standards

Company authorities

Management
Dariusz Szlęzak President of the Management Board
Jarosław Świć Member of the Management Board

Dariusz Szlęzak graduated from the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, where he was awarded a master’s degree in Economics (graduation year: 1995). He completed his studies in MBA at the University of Central Lancashire and the Lublin School of Business. He completed a course for the members of supervisory boards of the State Treasury companies. He took part in a series of specialised courses provided by the French Institute of Management in Warsaw in the field of modern marketing management, financial management, human resources management, strategic enterprise management and specialised advertising and promotional techniques.

In 2013-2022 he served as Managing Director, a member of the Borad of Directors of Devorex EAD in Bulgaria, and performed the function of Chairman of the Management Board of the subsidiary Devorex Distrubucion RO in Romania.

He began his career in 1993, holding managerial positions in sales and marketing departments of food, construction and advisory production companies. From 2000 to 2008, he held the position of Commercial Director and Head of Purchasing; he also held the function of Proxy in Gamrat S.A. In 2009 he held the post of Vice President of the Management Board in Chemifarb S.A. in Rzeszów, followed by the position of Director of Sales of Flooring in Lentex S.A. In 2010 he became Commercial and Production Director, Member of the Management Board in Huta Batory Sp. z o.o., and in 2011 he again associated his professional life with Gamrat S.A., where he worked as a Member of the Management Board – Commercial Director, Sales Manager. Between 2012 and 2013, he held the position of Commercial Director at Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów S.A. and then became Vice President of the Management Board – Operational Director of Kwarcsystem Sp. z o.o. From 2019 to 2020, he held the position of Director-General, a member of the Management Board in Gamrat S.A.

Between 2012 and 2013 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Żywieckie Zakłady Papiernicze Solali S.A. in Żywiec.

Jarosław Świć is a graduate of the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Faculty of Materials Engineering (graduation year: 1991). In 1994, he completed post-graduate studies in the field of Banking and Finance at the Poznań University of Economics and Business, and in 2003 he graduated from managerial skills development studies at the Harvard Business School Publishing & Canadian International Management Institute. He has the authority of a member of supervisory boards of the State Treasury companies.

He began his professional career in the Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. branch in Katowice, where he worked in the years 1992–1996 as Chief Specialist in the Credit Department. Subsequently, between 1996 and 2017, he served as Director of the Finance Department of Economy and Accounting, Vice President of the Financial Management Board at Weglokoks S.A. in Katowice. In the period from 2018 to 2020, he was employed in Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A. in Katowice at the position of Economic–Employee Director of the Company’s Branch.

He has many years of experience in exercising managerial functions, including as a member of the board of directors and a member of many supervisory boards of capital companies related to banking, aviation infrastructure, energy, trade.

Supervisory Board
Wojciech Hoffmann Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Zbigniew Syzdek Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Krzysztof Wydmański Member of the Supervisory Board
Michał Wnorowski Member of the Supervisory Board
Adam Łanoszka Member of the Supervisory Board

Wojciech Hoffmann is a graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Faculty of Roman Philology. He has completed numerous training courses in the scope of management, sales, and communication.

Between 2011 and december 2021 held the function of Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of „Lantex” S.A. with its registered office in Lubliniec. Since december 2021 has been a Member of the Management Board and the Director for Restructuring and Strategic Investments at „Lantex” S.A.

He initially acquired his professional experience at Intermarché, where he pursued his professional career in the role of a translator to Commercial Director between 1995 and 1999. Subsequently, between 1999 and 2005, he worked in Castorama Polska, where he held the following positions: Director of the Hypermarket, Regional Director, Director of the Brico-Depot Project, and served as a member of the Board of Directors. Between 2005 and 2009, he joined Epicentr in Kyiv, where he served as Executive Director for Trade and Network Operations and as a member of the Board of Directors.

Between 2009 and 2017, he ran his own company named Consulting WH Wojciech Hoffmann, providing consultancy services on an international scale to improve the concept of construction hypermarkets and create a chain of stores, review managerial staff, evaluation and development of the product range.

He has extensive experience in performing functions in supervisory boards, among many, in “Baltic Wood” S.A. with its registered office in Jasło, “Gamrat” S.A. with its registered office in Jasło, Novita S.A. with its registered office in Zielona Góra and Przedsiębiorstwo Tworzyw Sztucznych “Plast-Box” S.A. with its registered office in Słupsk.

According to the Statement submitted to the Company, Wojciech Hoffmann fulfils the independence requirements for the Member of the Supervisory Board referred to in Principle 2.3 of the Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2021.

Zbigniew Syzdek is a graduate of the University of Agriculture in Kraków in the field of Economics. He completed courses for financial directors in the scope of financial controlling, and numerous courses and training in the area of accounting and taxes. He also holds authorisations resulting from the state examination for members of supervisory boards of the State Treasury companies.

Since 2012, Zbigniew Syzdek has served as Chief Accounting Officer of Gamrat S.A., and between 2019-2021 he was also a Member of the Management Board. Currently he works as the Financial Dicertor, Chied Accountant.

Since the start of his professional activity, he has been associated with Gamrat S.A., where he subsequently worked on the following posts: between 1994–1998 and 2004–2006 as Accounting Officer, 1999–2004 as Financial Management Specialist, 2006–2012 as Deputy Chief Accountant.

He has experience in performing functions in Supervisory Boards: in the years 2005–2011, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Solgam Sp. z o.o. with its registered office in Jasło, in 2009–2012 he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Zakłady Tworzyw Sztucznych Gamrat S.A. with its registered office in Jasło, in 2012–2015 he was a member of the supervisory board of Przetwórstwo Tworzyw Sztucznych “Plast-Box” S.A. with its registered office in Słupsk.

According to the Statement submitted to the Company, Zbigniew Syzdek fulfils the independence requirements for the Member of the Supervisory Board referred to in Principle 2.3 of the Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2021.
He serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He has knowledge and skills in accounting and auditing of financial statements and knowledge of the industry in which the Company operates.

Krzysztof Wydmański obtained his education at the University of Economics in Katowice, Faculty of Management, in the field of Business Management (1996).

Since 2014, Krzysztof Wydmański has held the function of Managing Director of Firma Handlowo – Usługowa Leszek Sobik – Grupa Unia Handlowa and has been a member of the Board of Fabryka Pił i Narzędzi “WAPIENICA” Sp. z o.o.

At the beginning of his professional career and for the years to come, he was involved in trade - between 1994 and 1995, he worked as a sales representative at Kongres S.C. (Pepsico dealer), from 1996 to 1997 at Colgate Palmolive Poland Sp. z o.o., and then from 1997 to 1999 as Area Sales Manager. In the period from 1999 to 2003, he served as District Manager in Kompania Piwowarska S.A. Tyskie Browary Książęce. From 2003 to 2004, he worked at Brau Union Polska Sp. z o.o. as Sales

Manager and Depo Manager, and from 2004 to 2005 as National Sales Manager (Ukraine) at Reporter Sp. z o.o. In subsequent years he associated his professional career with MPT Łakoć, in which he served as Commercial Director in the years 2006–2008, and then in 2008–2014, he served as Director General at MPT Łakoć Grupa MPT Sp. z o.o.

Since 2017 he has been a member of the Supervisory Board of “Lentex S.A.” based in Lubliniec, a company listed on a regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

According to the Statement submitted to the Company, Krzysztof Wydmański fulfils the independence requirements for the Member of the Supervisory Board referred to in Principle 2.3 of the Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2021.
He serves as a member of the Audit Committee. He has partial knowledge of the industry in which the Company operates.

Michał Wnorowski is a graduate of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics in the field of Management and Marketing, and completed post-graduate studies at the Kraków University of Economics for the employees of the PZU Group in the field of insurance and management.

Michał Wnorowski has successively gained his professional experience in PZU S.A. - Bureau of Financial Investments as an analyst of the debt securities market, then in Fidea Management Sp. z o.o. - the management company of NFI Foksal S.A. as a financial analyst in the corporate restructuring and governance group, in PZU S.A. - the Bureau of Financial Investments as Chief Specialist in the Department of Portfolio Management, in the years from 2005 to 2011 in PZU Asset Management S.A. as the Director of the Corporate Analysis and Governance Team in the PZU Group, and in the years from 2012 to 2016 in TFI PZU S.A. – Structured Investments Office as Investment Manager of Long-Term Stock Portfolio of the PZU Group.

Michał Wnorowski has extensive experience in managing investment projects, market analysis, analysis of companies and measuring their value and managing the portfolio of securities. He also dealt with the issues of corporate restructuring and corporate governance. Michał Wnorowski is an expert in the field of corporate governance; he has been involved in the financial market since 1995. Currently, he is an independent member of supervisory boards of listed companies: Medicalgorithmics, Alumetal, Arteria. He was previously a member of, among many, supervisory boards of the following companies: Develia, Robyg, Braster, Enter Air, Voxel (as an independent member of the Supervisory Board) and in Elektrobudowa, Travelplanet.pl, EMC Instytut Medyczny, Armatura Kraków, ARM Property.

According to the Statement submitted to the Company, Michał Wnorowski fulfils the independence requirements for the Member of the Supervisory Board referred to in Principle 2.3 of the Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2021.
He serves as a member of the Audit Committee. He has knowledge and skills in the scope of accounting and auditing financial statements.

Adam Łanoszka is a graduate of the Kraków University of Economics, where he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Economics in the field of Finance and Banking (graduation year: 1999). In 2004, he also graduated from the same university in post-graduate studies in accounting and finance. He holds a certificate of the Authorized Advisor in ASO (No. 93/2011) issued in 2011 by the Warsaw Stock Exchange in Warsaw S.A. and a certificate from the Ministry of Finance (No. 8562/2004) authorising to provide bookkeeping services.

Adam Łanoszka began his career in the financial department in Telekomunikacja Polska S.A., where he was employed for 10 years as a chief financial planner, being responsible for the company’s financial liquidity. He has gained professional experience working with financial market institutions: between 2010 and 2011, he served as Vice President of the Management Board at Taurus Sp. z o.o., in the years 2012–2013 as Chairman of the Management Board of RUNICOM Corporate Finanse Sp. z o.o. and during the same period of time as Chairman of the Management Board of Venturion Investment Fund S.A. Between 2008 and 2010, he advised the Management Board of InvestConGroup S.A., which was quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, whose scope of activity covers, among many, areas of financial investment and advisory. Since March 2022, he has been the President of the Management Board at Prymus S.A.

Adam Łanoszka held the function of a member of the Supervisory Board of Invest Consulting S.A. and the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Prymus S.A. from 2013 to february 2022. He is currently a member of the Supervisory Board in Mr Hamburger S.A. (since 2014), Gamrat S.A. (since 2018) and has been actively involved in capital market projects.

According to the Statement submitted to the Company, Adam Łanoszka does not meet the independence requirements for the Member of the Supervisory Board referred to in Principle 2.3 of the Best Practice for WSE Listed Companies 2021.