Logo

40
issue
40 (135) 2019
Download PDF-version

Real Estate & Construction

25 years of Flowcrete in Poland – the company invests in R&D, launches a new laboratory in Warsaw

By Flowcrete Poland, a leading manufacturer and provider of resin floors in Central and Eastern Europe
Header flowcretelogoblackred

 

Flowcrete Poland, a leading producer of high-quality resin floors, celebrates its 25th anniversary in Poland this year.

To mark this occasion, the company opens a new, state-of-the-art laboratory, focused on R&D and product testing.

Flowcrete Poland has had its manufacturing plant and research laboratory in Warsaw since 2012. As a result of ever-increasing export to 17 countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and rapidly growing production volume, the company moved to a new facility, also in Warsaw, two years ago. This was twice the size of the facility it replaced. Currently, Flowcrete Poland is the largest supplier of Flowfresh antibacterial floors within the Flowcrete Group around the world, and is also a leading producer of crack-bridging membranes. In response to growing requirements in the field of research and innovation, the company has launched a new, state-of-the-art 150m2 R&D laboratory.

In the recently opened laboratory, Flowcrete Poland undertakes research activities with a focus on developing new products that respond to the market needs of Central and Eastern Europe. The company also shares know-how with Flowcrete Group R&D departments operating around the world, among others in Sweden, Great Britain and in the US.

"From the start of our operations in Poland, we have focused on the highest quality and innovative approach. We launched with our original Peran STB floor on the Polish market; this is technology based on clear epoxy resin and coloured quartz sands. To this day, it is this flooring, which has the highest abrasion resistance, that sets the market standard for industrial floors. For years our team has been creating tailor-made solutions to meet the needs of our customers. Thanks to our new laboratory, we have perfect conditions to develop R&D activity in Poland to create innovative solutions for the CEE market.” – said Barbara Radziwon, managing director of Flowcrete Central & Eastern Europe.

The new Flowcrete Poland laboratory also conducts quality controls for each production batch and include visual assessments, density and viscosity tests, UV chamber tests, binding-time tests, and also mechanical and chemical resistance tests. Flowcrete’s modern equipment also allows for on-site testing of concrete substrates (‘pull-off tests’); humidity tests and slip-resistance tests of the ready-to-use resin floors.

Flowcrete Poland is part of the Flowcrete Group, a leading manufacturer of seamless resin floors for industrial and decorative applications, which has branches and production plants around the world. The company offers world-class flooring solutions, based on synthetic resins such as epoxy, polyurethane, methacrylic and vinylester. Flowcrete resin floors are intended for all industries and sectors of the economy. The company's offer includes durable industrial floors, hygienic antibacterial floors, waterproof and flexible floors for car parks, decorative floors for shopping malls, hotels and head offices, so-called ‘stone carpets’ and chemically resistant floors.

More in Real Estate & Construction:

How productive is commuting?

By IWG, the world’s largest provider of workspaces like Regus and Spaces on the Polish market

 

The average urban commute in Poland is 41 minutes. The average Pole spends 340 hours a year just getting to work and back home. Employees are increasingly spending their commute engaged in work – but how effective that time is.

How architects add value

By Martin Hyams, director, AHR

 

The value of a building is often difficult to assess or quantify, with ‘value’ dependent on the perspective of the individual.

Destination: Poland. How to transform your next office choice into a flagship project that defines your business and its aspirations.

By Wojciech Zebura, director, head of Warsaw, Nuvalu

 

If planned well and with enough forethought, relocating or expanding your business to Poland could not only accelerate your growth but redefine how you are perceived in your home markets by your customers, employees and other key stakeholders.

Location worth its weight in gold

By Bartosz Michalski, development director, SEGRO

 

Proximity to major transportation routes, a location near an urban agglomeration and access to staff – these are the main features distinguishing the best warehouse locations.