About ArcelorMittal Poland

ArcelorMittal Poland is the largest steel producer in Poland, employing more than 11 000 people in six plants located in Silesia, Malopolska and Opolskie province. ArcelorMittal Poland concentrates about 70 per cent of the Polish steel industry’s production capacity. The company is also one of the largest Polish exporters and producers of coke in Europe and in the entire ArcelorMittal group.

The company produces:

  • well-known long products such as sections (including sheet piles), rails and railway accessories, as well as mining supports used respectively in construction, railway transport and mining industry.
  • flat products used in the automotive, appliance and construction industries.
Sosnowiec

Oddział w Sosnowcu
(dawna Huta Cedler)
ul. Niwecka 1
42-200 Sosnowiec
tel.: (32) 776 66 66

Chorzów

Oddział Huta Królewska
ul. Metalowców 13
41-500 Chorzów
tel.: (32) 776 66 66

Świętochłowice

Oddział w Świętochłowicach
(dawna Huta Florian)
ul. Metalowców 5
41-600 Świętochłowice
tel.: (32) 776 66 66

Zdzieszowice

Oddział w Zdzieszowicach
ul. Powstańców Śląskich 1
47-330 Zdzieszowice
tel.: (77) 445 10 00
tel.: (77) 445 10 02

Dąbrowa Górnicza

Oddział w Dąbrowie Górniczej
Al. J. Piłsudskiego 92
41-308 Dąbrowa Górnicza
Tel.:  (32) 776 66 66

Kraków

Oddział w Krakowie
ul. Ujastek 1
30-969 Kraków
Tel.:  (32) 776 66 66

Company's Board

Sanjay Samaddar

VP ArcelorMittal, chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer ArcelorMittal Poland

Sanjay joined the group in December 2003 as the director sales & marketing of Mittal Steel Galati, Romania. In July 2005 Sanjay was appointed director sales & marketing and member of the Board of Mittal Steel, Poland.

Sanjay Samaddar

VP ArcelorMittal, chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer ArcelorMittal Poland

Sanjay joined the group in December 2003 as the director sales & marketing of Mittal Steel Galati, Romania. In July 2005 Sanjay was appointed director sales & marketing and member of the Board of Mittal Steel, Poland.

Following the merger of Mittal Steel and Arcelor, he was promoted to the position of Vice President and chief marketing officer of Eastern Europe in December 2006 responsible for sales in Romania, Cech Republic and Poland. Sanjay moved to the Czech Republic in March 2008, to assume the role of chief executive officer & Chairman of the Board of ArcelorMittal Ostrava.  From 2009 till 2012 Sanjay was chief executive officer & Chairman of the Board of ArcelorMittal Poland, with additional responsibility as chief executive officer of Flat Carbon Europe business division East - covering the operations in Poland, as well as in Eisenhüttenstadt in Germany. From October 2011 to January 2019, he held the role of chief executive officer of the business division East, covering the operations in Poland, Ostrava, Galati and Eisenhüttenstadt, with additional responsibility as country head Poland, in charge of government affairs.

Prior to joining the group, Sanjay worked in the aluminium industry on various executive post.

Czesław Sikorski

COO - Coke making and special projects, member of the BOD of ArcelorMittal Poland

Czesław Sikorski assumed the position of Executive Director of Primary in October 2011. He was appointed member of the Board of Directors of ArcelorMittal Poland in July 2009.

Czesław Sikorski

COO - Coke making and special projects, member of the BOD of ArcelorMittal Poland

Czesław Sikorski assumed the position of Executive Director of Primary in October 2011. He was appointed member of the Board of Directors of ArcelorMittal Poland in July 2009.

All his professional life has revolved around Zdzieszowice coke plant, where he started in 1979 as foreman. He then assumed various positions within ZKZ – from deputy plant head to deputy COO. In 1996 he became CEO and in 1999 – BOD chairman. From 1999 to 2010 he held the position of CEO and BOD chairman of ZK “Zdzieszowice”.

Czeslaw graduated from AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, with Master’s degree in Chemistry. He also completed a number of postgraduate studies, among which were coke processing and Coking and Industrial Plant Management – both at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków.

He is a co-author of a number of inventions and solutions in the scope of coking equipment and technologies lowering the environmental impact of coking industry.

Frederik Van De Velde

Deputy chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal Poland

Frederik Van De Velde comes from Belgium. Before joining the ArcelorMittal group in 1998 in Gent, as production manager annealing and temper mills, Frederik was an assistant at the University of Gent where he obtained his PhD.

Frederik Van De Velde

Deputy chief executive officer of ArcelorMittal Poland

Frederik Van De Velde comes from Belgium. Before joining the ArcelorMittal group in 1998 in Gent, as production manager annealing and temper mills, Frederik was an assistant at the University of Gent where he obtained his PhD.

In 2002 he became coordinator quality and process technology for the cold rolling works. Later, in 2008, he took on the role of head of customer relations before taking the position of head of blast furnace and sinter plants for ArcelorMittal Gent in 2010.

From 2015 to 2017, Frederik was chief operating officer primary of the Gent/Liège cluster. He was then appointed chief technology officer, ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products, Business Division North. In his most recent role, since February 2019, Frederik was head of primary processes of ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products. Frederik is a graduate in electro-mechanical engineering, and he has a PhD in applied sciences from the University of Gent.

Tomasz Ślęzak

Head of Energy & Environment, corporate governance & government affairs, board member

Tomasz Ślęzak started his career in 1991 at ING Poland where he spent over 15 years in various banking areas and in diverse positions.

Tomasz Ślęzak

Head of Energy & Environment, corporate governance & government affairs, board member

Tomasz Ślęzak started his career in 1991 at ING Poland where he spent over 15 years in various banking areas and in diverse positions.

He joined ArcelorMittal Poland in 2007 as director of Corporate Governance. Currently he is in charge of management and restructuring of assets, as well as energy and environmental protection. He continues in his role of Country Manager, Poland.

Tomasz graduated from Silesian University and holds a postgraduate diploma of Economic University in Katowice and IESE Business School.

Adam Preiss

CFO and BOD member of ArcelorMittal Poland

Adam joined the Group in 2004 as Head of Accounting. Then from 2011 to 2013 he worked as Director – Controlling & Statutory Reporting.

Adam Preiss

CFO and BOD member of ArcelorMittal Poland

Adam joined the Group in 2004 as Head of Accounting. Then from 2011 to 2013 he worked as Director – Controlling & Statutory Reporting.

In September 2015, he was appointed as CFO and on 24th of November 2015 he was appointed as the BOD member. In 2007 – 2011 Adam was a BOD member at Shared Service Centre Europe. Before joining the Group, he worked for Ernst & Young in Poland.

Adam has a degree in Finance from the University of Economics in Katowice and is a Fellow Member of ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).

Tomasz Plaskura

Chief marketing officer East Europe – ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products, member of the BOD of ArcelorMittal Poland

Tomasz joined the Group in 2008 as commercial cluster head of East North. In 2009 he was nominated chief marketing officer of Business Division East, where he was also responsible for Supply Chain in ArcelorMittal Poland, Ostrava and Eisenhuettenstadt.

Tomasz Plaskura

Chief marketing officer East Europe – ArcelorMittal Europe Flat Products, member of the BOD of ArcelorMittal Poland

Tomasz joined the Group in 2008 as commercial cluster head of East North. In 2009 he was nominated chief marketing officer of Business Division East, where he was also responsible for Supply Chain in ArcelorMittal Poland, Ostrava and Eisenhuettenstadt.

In addition to his role Tomasz is president of the Board of ArcelorMittal FCE Poland, member of the Board of ArcelorMittal Distribution Solutions Poland and member of Supervisory Board of ArcelorMittal Eisenhuettenstadt.

He holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Silesian University of Technology. In 2018 he completed London Business School Executive Education Program.

 

Supervisory Board

Augustine Kochuparampil

Ramesh Kothari

Władysław Kielian

Andrzej Wypych

Jerzy Goinski

About ArcelorMittal

  • ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 18 countries.
  • We are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.
  • ArcelorMittal is at the forefront of steel production research and development (R&D). We have 12 major research centres worldwide and our R&D expense in 2016 was $239 million.
  • We are one of the world’s five largest producers of iron ore and metallurgical coal.
  • ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT), Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia (MTS).

Our history

ArcelorMittal Poland

The history of ArcelorMittal Poland began in March 2004. It was then that the Minister of Treasury and LNM Holdings signed the privatization agreement of Polskie Huty Stali (PHS) holding. Global steel producer owned by Lakshmi Mittal took over and deeply restructured Polish steelworks restoring their financial liquidity. Thanks to the investment program of a value of 7 billion zlotys the company gave the Polish steel industry a new face. Only in 2004, thanks to actions undertaken by the investor and the economic boom on the steel market, the company reached a record net profit of PLN 1.7 billion. Two months after privatization of PHS, the Regional Court in Katowice changed the company’s name to Ispat Polska Stal. In February 2005, due to creation of Mittal Steel group, the Regional Court in Katowice accepted the new name of Mittal Steel Poland SA.

In June 2006 the biggest steel producers Arcelor and Mittal merged into ArcelorMittal, due to the merger the name was officially changed for ArcelorMittal Poland on 2nd 2007.

History of our plants

ArcelorMittal Poland Świętochłowice Unit – former Huta Florian

This plant has a history of over 190 years! It was founded in 1828 as a “Bethlen-Falva" in Świętochłowice. The plant boasted the then most modern steam-driven equipment, such as blast furnace, puddling furnace with rolling mill, and cupola. In the 1930s the Silesian steelmaking industry was taken over by the State of Poland and the steelworks name was changed Huta Florian.

Transformation of the famous “Florian” from primary into processing operations was related to closing down of blast furnaces and the open-hearth steelmaking plant. Today this ArcelorMittal Poland’s facility produces organic coated sheets of the highest quality. The plant was granted an emblem of Teraz Polska for roof tiles and awarded with the certificate of "Clean Production".

ArcelorMittal Poland’s Unit in Kraków – historic Huta Sendzimira

The plant in Kraków which was brought to life in 1954, during the first stage of its operations produced merely 1.5 million tons of steel per year. Over decades it was extended and modernized, new units like another blast furnace, sheet rolling mill for bodywork sheet production, electrogalvanising line (LEC) and continuous steel casting line were constructed. In January 2003, Krakow’s plant was incorporated into Polskie Huty Stali. Today, it is a flagship plant of ArcelorMittal Poland.

In the past there were 12 coke batteries and 5 blast furnaces and open-hearth steel shop. Now there is only one coke battery operating and one blast furnace. The level of production is five times lower than in the past. Installations like coke batteries of old type, sinter plant and open-hearth steel shop were shut down. ArcelorMittal Poland invested in Krakow plant over 3 bn PLN since 2004. The investments included in a large scale environmental projects which helped to reduce emission of dust and gases. The state of the art hot rolling mill inaugurated in 2007 and extended in 2016 still remains the most modern facility of this kind in Europe.

ArcelorMittal Poland’s Unit in Sosnowiec – from the rolling mill “Count Renard” to Huta Cedler

The historic rolling mill called “Count Renard” was founded in Sosnowiec in early 20th century. The plant operated under this name until 1949. This is when it was renamed to “Huta Cedler” In the 1970s Huta Cedler became the largest manufacturer of quality steel wire rod in Poland. After a period of significant modernizations in 2003 the plant was incorporated into Polskie Huty Stali. Currently it belongs – along with five other plants – to ArcelorMittal Poland.

Mill with traditions – ArcelorMittal Poland’s Huta Królewska in Chorzow

Few companies can match the history of Huta Królewska as the plant is over 200 years old! On October 25, 1802, the first tapping occurred.

In 1843 Chorzow’s mill was one of the first in Europe to be included on the list of manufacturers of rails for the railway industry. A mere 20 years later, it was already equipped with the first rolling mill in Silesia. It had Jozef Pilsudski and Tadeusz Kosciuszko as its patrons. It underwent transformation from primary operations to one of the most modern downstream facilities providing steel for railway industry and mining. As of January 1, 2009 it belongs to the ArcelorMittal Poland S.A.

ArcelorMittal Poland Zdzieszowice Unit

The history of the facility dates back to 1929 when the Schaffgotsch concern decided to build “Zdzieszowice” coke plant. The first Still type battery with 60 chambers was started up in 1932, the second one in 1938. They were partially destroyed during the war, but were re-initiated in the 1950s. “Zdzieszowice” Coke Plant has been a unit of ArcelorMittal Poland since January 1st 2011.

ArcelorMittal Poland’s Zdzieszowice Unit is not only the biggest, but also one of the most modern coke plants in Europe. Total capital investment of the plant in recent years amounted to PLN 800 m. Production capacity of 4 new coke batteries introduced between 2003 and 2008 comes to 3 m tonnes of coke a year. The total annual capacity amounts to 4,2 mln tonnes.

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