During the ceremony in the Embassy of Poland in Rome that took place on 15th December, the prestigious Centaur awards for Polish exporters were presented to the representatives of Polish companies operating in four sectors: construction, food, resources and electrical engineering. The prizes were given in recognition of the best export volumes in the year 2014. Oknoplast received the award in the category of construction as the leading European manufacturer of PVC windows. The Polish producer of door and window joinery achieved in the year 2014 a turnover of PLN 480 million.
It was Mikołaj Placek, the Chairman of the Board of Oknoplast Group, who received the award from Mr. Tomasz Orłowski, Ambassador of Poland to Italy. “The Centaur award for Polish exporters is a significant distinction for me, mainly because the Italian market is of particular importance to me personally. I could go on for hours enumerating its advantages, but I will name only the most crucial ones: the Italian mentality, the history of Italian civilisation, and the local cuisine and wine among the best in the world. Certainly, I have to mention the business value as well—Italy is an enormous market worth PLN 60 million, being the largest exports market of Oknoplast Group at the same time. Ten years ago Italy seemed to be another world to Polish businesses, especially in the construction industry. We were not deterred, though. Our strategy is based on 4 pillars: the customers we want to win, the best customer service that Italy has not seen before, supply of the most innovative products, and establishment of strong marketing communications. Nowadays, our products are available in Italy in almost 700 outlets, and Oknoplast brand awareness is estimated at 40% in the surveys,” said Mikołaj Placek in his acceptance speech.
Oknoplast attained the position of the second largest window joinery supplier on the Apennine Peninsula and the best recognisable window manufacturer over the course of 10 years of its presence on Italian market. Our company owes its Italian success to high quality products and a well-planned marketing strategy. The windows from the Polish manufacturer distinguish themselves through the unique design oriented at the customer’s changing needs, and the combination of economy and ergonomics of use.
The Polish company is a European leader of door and window joinery manufacture. Oknoplast Group is comprised of three brands: Oknoplast, WnD, and Aluhaus. The enterprise has nearly 2,500 sales outlets in 10 EU countries, including nearly 700 on the Apennine Peninsula. Our company’s foundations are top quality products and innovations that empowers the development of the sector in Europe.
PESA, Polski Koks and Pini Polonia found themselves among other recipients of the Centaur award for Polish exports to Italy.