Reviewing twenty-five years of operating in the market brings back memories. We look back on the most significant events from WIŚNIOWSKI’s history and we present a short summary of key dates: 25 dates which, like milestones, set the path of our development.
The origins. Andrzej Wiśniowski sets up
a commercial business under the title: “Manufacture of automatic action doors and gates”.
The first automatic door is manufactured. Our first garage door is a hallmark of comfort and functional performance. WIŚNIOWSKI doors could already be operated by remote control at a time when remotes for TVs were rare in Poland.
The logistics and shipping facilities are developed. Now the delivery vehicles flying the WIŚNIOWSKI colours travel 2,600,000 km a year and reach all corners of Europe with our products.
The production of aluminium joinery is launched. The large scale design engineering and production of aluminium structures opened the public sector for the company. Our products have been consistently developed, including fire-proof and anti-burglary properties.
The production of complete residential fencing systems begins. Now the WIŚNIOWSKI steel fencing systems include 7 collections and dozens of design patterns that easily match both traditional and modern housing designs. The fencing parts are protected against corrosion with the industry’s best DUPLEX process, which combines hot dip galvanizing and powder coating.
Debut at the International Construction Fair in Poznań is a step towards the intense development of a sales chain in Poland and abroad. Today we take part in all the most important trade events in Europe.
The first Authorised Distributor contract is signed for the WIŚNIOWSKI brand. The strategic decision to sell via our sales chain has become the cornerstone of our dynamic growth.
The launch of the company’s first website: www.wisniowski.pl.
Commencement of production of sectional doors.
The product range for industry is expanded with our MakroPro and BR-100 doors, as well as automatic aluminium doors. This provides excellent products both for home and industrial use. The novel solutions in the area of industrial gates and fences are our response to project investors.
Our Export Department is established. Today this unit does business with 45 countries across the globe. Thanks to the success of our products in many demanding foreign markets, we now proudly represent Poland on a global level.
Integration of the controller in the fencing gate post. Having the drive concealed in the gate post is a unique solution which warrants safety and ease of use. The control system is accessible only to those users who have the matching key. The post structure also protects the control and drive from the weather.
Commissioning of the first production line for sectional door panels. Our UniPro sectional doors feature panels designed by our engineering team and manufactured on our own production line.
Our latest modern production line for mesh panels is commissioned. The welded mesh panels, manufactured on an immense scale, are a stylish alternative to the popular woven wire mesh fences.
A glazed flyover structure is built over a national road to connect two production areas in Wielogłowy, becoming a symbolic gateway into Nowy Sącz, the Polish “Silicon Valley” of business. Our articles are now manufactured on a production floor of 80,000 square metres.
AW Expert, our proprietary design application, is a breakthrough in the process of designing WIŚNIOWSKI fences. The software program allows our resellers to plan, design and present quotes for fencing systems in all variants, jointly with the customers. The finished fencing design can be printed during the customer’s first visit to a WIŚNIOWSKI sales office.
WIŚNIOWSKI is awarded ISO 9001 certification for its Integrated Management System, and OHSAS 18001 certification. The first Wiśniowski Quality Certificate was granted in the year 2000 to prove our full control over our organisational processes.
We open our Installation and Training Centre. The training programs are provided continuously at dedicated assembly work stations. Our qualified team have already trained over 2500 installers and sales specialists.
Rebranding. The WIŚNIOWSKI logo is changed after 23 years of business. The modern logotype with a crown-shaped seal highlights the brand’s market position and determines new marketing vistas.
A major investment in innovation: 3D laser. Innovation is the core of modern corporate business. It ensures the highest quality and repeatability of the manufactured products. The 3D laser application is yet another innovative solution which complements our automated production lines and state-of-the-art processing lines.
WIŚNIOWSKI Fashion Show. A unique event where design meets technology. The collection of costumes by Anna Wiśniowska presented during the Gala is created from materials used in the daily production of WIŚNIOWSKI doors, gates and fences.
The prestigious title of Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 is awarded to Andrzej Wiśniowski in the Polish edition of the Ernst & Young competition. It is a tremendous distinction of merit and a great reference for the WIŚNIOWSKI brand. Now the founder and owner of the company has entered the hall of fame of the greatest businessmen.
Our PRIME sectional door debuts at the BUDMA Fair. PRIME, a new generation of sectional doors, brings together excellent design, the highest safety and superior thermal insulation performance. This is the crowning achievement for 25 years of professional experience.
We present WIŚNIOWSKI Home Inclusive. WIŚNIOWSKI Home Inclusive is a single stylistic line for garage doors, doors and fencing. It is an example of engineering design aimed at consistency of usable space. The TV advertisement of this product line is seen by nearly 30 million viewers.
We support football and become the official partner of the Polish team. This cooperation with professional sports begins with a historic 2:0 victory over Germany. Wiśniowski sponsored the Polish national team during the qualifiers for the 2016 European Championships, which ends with a great success for the team.