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The Jubilee celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of FAKRO

25 years later…

The Jubilee celebrations of the 25th Anniversary of FAKRO are composed of many events and will continue throughout the year. The first ceremony took place between January 22 to 24 in Hotel Warszawianka in Jachranka near Warsaw. The event was inaugurated by the conference entitled “25 Years of Innovation”. Afterward, the official Jubilee Gala of FAKRO began. Over 500 guests from 31 countries of the world participated in this celebration. The invited guests included business partners, architects and journalists.

Jubilee Conference

A variety of activities were prepared for guests from Poland and abroad. Panel discussions conducted by industry experts attracted a considerable interest. The second day of the Jubilee celebrations started with motivational speakers Jacek Walkiewicz and Krzysztof Sarnecki. They were received with enthusiasm and their aim was to motivate guests to professional and personal development.

Herman Konings led an inspirational lecture on the current construction trends in Europe and around the world, paying particular attention to the role of perspective thinking and the need to prepare an offer that meets the expectations of successive generations.

Partners and employees of FAKRO shared their passion with guests, showing the relationship between passion and business. A panel ”Passion, Health and Business – the influence of passion and physical activity on private and professional life” was hosted by: Carsten Nentwig – co-founder and CEO of FAKRO Austria, Thierry Raets – co-founder and CEO of Albintra, Sebastian Talarczyk – Member of the Board of Directors, Product Management Department Director, Henryk (Zenon) Musiał – R&D Department Director, Arkadiusz Gdula – Logistics and Distribution Director, Marcin Małecki – partner in PIMAR Company, Roman Tarnowski – owner and head of Omega Company and Maciej Sawicki – Secretary General of the Polish Football Association (PZPN). All guests participating in the Jubilee also received a gift – t-shirts made of sheep wool, which are characterized by pro-health properties, the idea for which was born a few years ago at FAKRO.

“Think About the Future Foundation” founded by Ryszard Florek, the President of FAKRO prepared a panel on the development of the construction materials market in Poland in cooperation with the Polish Federation of Producers and Distributors of Building Materials.

Ryszard Florek together with Janusz Komurkiewicz, Member of the Board of Directors presented FAKRO’s development strategy. “Our goal that we plan to achieve by 2020 is to increase global market share”, explained Ryszard Florek. FAKRO also plans to develop its product range in accordance with the company's mission, constantly ensuring the comfort of living for its customers all over the world. In 2016, FAKRO will expand its offer with a number of new solutions in the field of roof windows, flat roof windows and – never before manufactured by FAKRO – vertical windows.

Between the Conference and Jubilee Gala

Throughout the entire event guests eagerly visited showrooms where they could learn about the latest FAKRO products and participate in a virtual tour of the company, experience a 3D presentation of products and watch a film.

During breaks guests gave interviews to FAKRO “journalists”, sharing their impressions of the Jubilee celebrations. They willingly talked about the history of their cooperation with FAKRO and wished further successes and prosperity.

The Jubilee Gala

 

The Jubilee Gala

The Jubilee Gala was hosted by well-known TV Journalists Anna Popek and Roman Młodkowski. The event was attended by over 500 guests from 31 countries of the world, including business partners, architects and journalists.​

The Jubilee was a great opportunity to sum up 25 years of FAKRO. The evening included a video presentation of the history of FAKRO and anecdotes from the life of the company as lead by Bożena Damasiewicz – Director of the Head Office and Paweł Kołbon – Head of the Product Training Department.

 

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The most committed partners were awarded “25th Anniversary Partner” statuettes as a symbol of thanks for their cooperation and trust. Janusz Komurkiewicz – Member of the Board of Directors began the ceremony. Thirteen partners from Poland and 13 partners from abroad were honoured with this distinction. Polish partners received statuettes from Ryszard Florek and Adam Muller – Domestic Sales Director, while partners from abroad were granted statuettes by Ryszard Florek in the company of Jacek Kulpa – Export Director.

 

 

The official part of the Jubilee Gala cumulated with thanks to our partners, presented by the President of FAKRO and a celebratory toast raised by Members of the Board of Directors, followed by a wonderful anniversary layer cake in FAKRO colours.

A film demonstrating FAKRO’s innovation and development as well as the technological changes over the company’s 25-year history enlightened and entertained guests during the gala. FAKRO’s foreign teams also made a surprise by sending congratulations and wishes for continued success. It was a delightful experience to watch videos straight from New Zealand and Kenya.

The motion theatre group “Ocelot” added splendour to our Jubilee Gala with their performance in the frame of FAKRO windows. Kombii music band, a headliner of the evening, had the audience singing and dancing. Taking the stage after the concet was duo Paulina Tarasińska – winner of the TV show “Clash of the Choirs” and Tomasz Dudek, an experienced DJ and radio presenter. Guests celebrated the Silver Jubilee of FAKRO until the break of dawn.