This January marks 10 years since the establishment of Grawer Polska – the undisputed Polish leader in the production of dies for embossing and gilding and one of the three leading companies of this type in Europe. The Poznan-based company is entering its second decade with a new production plant, a training centre and its own production of engraving brass.

The history of Grawer Polska in Poznań began exactly 10 years ago – in January 2009. Andrzej Włoch and two of his
Andrzej Włoch and two of his co-workers, Joanna Wrzesińska and Paweł Miodoński, decided to stop working for Wykrojniki Polskie and take up engraving. We started our business in our garage at the height of the crisis and we were successful only because we had no idea what consequences it could have – recalls Andrzej Włoch. – Unaware of anything, we entered a mature market in which large companies with foreign capital and plans to invest in production facilities in our country played the first fiddle. Moreover, we started with engraved brass dies, while the market used mainly magnesium ones. It really shouldn’t have worked, but thanks to the fact that I always took care of good relations with suppliers, many people helped us by opening many doors.

(Visualization shows the project of the company’s building on Kobylinska Street)