Inaugurated construction of 4 Bis battery

On 23 June 2016 the 4 Bis battery construction inauguration gala was held. The event was hosted by the Management Board of the coking plant Koksownia Częstochowa Nowa, where the investment is being carried out. Construction of the coke oven battery started in November 2015, and its start-up is scheduled for the third quarter of 2017. This will be a rammed-system large-chamber battery with lateral gas feed, intended for the production of foundry coke and having the designed production capacity of 225 000 tonnes of coke per year. The company can see a considerable potential in the production of this type of coke and intends to specialise in this area in the future.

The event was attended by representatives of several dozen companies both from Poland and from a number of European countries - the coking plant’s present and future clients, representatives of institutions co-operating with the Company, and the Zarmen Group employees.

The visitors were showed a multimedia presentation on the Company’s history and current operations. Technological processes in particular departments were showed, as well as the completed and the present investments. The attendees had the opportunity to visit the coking plant and see its present facilities. They saw the new installation for treatment of gas and carbon-based products and familiarised themselves with the 4 Bis coke oven battery work progress and technical and technological solutions adopted.

The event was graced by performances of Polish and foreign music stars, and the visitors had fun until the morning, live music greatest hits played all night. We trust that this meeting will form a basis for long-term co-operation with our business partners.

Zarmen Group launched iTV multimedia service

In January 2016 the Zarmen Capital Group pilot launched the iTV employee information system in five Group companies. Ultimately, the service is to cover all the twelve companies.

iTV is a modern employee information system the main purpose of which is to extend the employees’ knowledge of health and safety at work, to build the awareness of health hazards arising from failure to exercise due caution, to change the employees’ approach to safety rules, and as a result - to decrease the number of accidents at work. Displays installed in various plant locations will show information, educational materials in the form of bulletins, and training materials in the form of brief films about health and safety at work rules.

The system will also be used as a new internal communication tool. iTV will facilitate integration among employees of the Group companies. It will furnish the staff with the necessary knowledge and information about the Zarmen Group, and will enhance identification of employees with their companies.

iTV was and still is developed by Intebuco Polska, the Zarmen Group technological partner and integrator of business services, which provides state-of-the-art and innovative IT solutions to increase business effectiveness.

Zarmen Group 2015 jubilee gala and presentation of Batory Sabres.

On 19 June 2015 in the Kraków Opera, the Zarmen Group Jubilee Gala was held. The event was attended by representatives of Polish and foreign companies and institutions, as well as representatives and employees of the Capital Group companies. This exceptional evening was graced by performances of outstanding artists from Poland and abroad, and the music was taken care of by Aukso, the Chamber Orchestra of Tychy conducted by Krzesimir Dębski.

During the ceremonious evening, statuettes of Batory Sabers were given in recognition of outstanding contribution to development of the Zarmen Group companies, and for innovativeness and creativity in performance of the entrusted work, owing to which the Zarmen Group can keep achieving its successes.

The statuettes are also a sign of recognition for initiatives that inspire the team to achievement of best results in their professional work. They symbolise the soldier’s valour and determination to accomplish the intended objectives, and their winners are singled out for responsibility and courage in taking decisions, combined with an open view of the world and the surrounding reality.

The Batory Sabres were given by a chapter consisting of representatives of Management Boards of the Capital Group companies.

Christmas Eve 2015

On 14 December 2015, in the beautiful setting of the Juliusz Słowacki Theatre in Kraków, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful theatres Europe, a Christmas Eve meeting was held with the participation of representatives and employees of the Zarmen Group companies. This exceptional event was graced by Polish artists’ musical performances of most beautiful Christmas carols and pastorales to the accompaniment of the Kukla Band directed by maestro Zbigniew Kukla.

This Christmas Eve meeting was an occasion to jointly experience the unique mood of the upcoming Christmas, but also a perfect time to sum up the objectives and tasks we jointly managed to accomplish over the year. It was also an ideal moment to reward employees who distinguished themselves during that time with outstanding performance.

In appreciation of the employees’ commitment to the work performed, the initiative showed, and the results achieved, the Company’s Management Board gave the winners vouchers for exclusive several days’ holiday in Vienna and Bratislava, including a diverse programme of tourist attractions.