PCC Rokita SA

Manufacturer of specialized chemical products and industrial formulations. One of the leading chemical companies in Poland and Europe.

Company
portrait

PCC Rokita, as the parent company, forms a Capital Group comprising several companies operating mainly in the chemical and service industries.

The industry investor of PCC Rokita SA is the German company PCC SE, which operates on the international markets of chemical raw materials, transport, energy, coal, coke, fuels, plastics and metallurgy. PCC SE employs more than 3.5 thousand employees, and has 82 companies operating in 41 locations located in 18 countries worldwide.

3500

employees

82

companies

41

locations

18

countries

The main elements of the PCC Group’s strategy are the development of individual business divisions by exploiting the potential of niche industrial applications and developing the offer of new, innovative chemical products.

PCC Rokita provides the most innovative solutions in the field of chemical products for many industrial uses and applications.

The main product groups manufactured within several business units of the Company are: chlorine and alkali, polyols, and naphthalene and phosphorus derivatives.

The core business of the Company

is the design, production and sale of chemical products that are widely used in industries such as plastics, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, construction, textiles, paints and varnishes.

The specificity of our business makes PCC Rokita SA incomparable to other entities from the chemical industry, whose activity is based mainly on the large-scale production of several unchanging types of products. Our portfolio includes over 1000 different products, constantly adjusted to the changing needs of customers.

SINCE 2011
as the issuer of corporate bonds we are present on the regulated market of the Stock Exchange – Catalyst
SINCE 2014
as the issuer of shares we are present on the regulated market of the Stock Exchange

Chlorine Business Unit

The main products of the business unit are chlorine and alkali, manufactured on one of the world’s most modern membrane electrolysis installations. Chlorine is a key raw material used in the production of 55% of all chemical products. PCC Rokita SA is the largest supplier of chlorine for water supply systems in Poland and the second largest producer of chlorobenzene in Europe. Apart from chlorine and chlorobenzene, the complex also produces such products as sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid.

Polyols Business Unit

The Polyol Complex operating within the structures of PCC Rokita SA is one of the largest European manufacturers of polyetheropolies under the trade name ROKOPOL® for the production of polyurethane flexible foams, rigid foams and applications such as paints and varnishes, adhesives, sealants and elastomers. Polyurethane foams are very widely used in many different industries, e.g. in the automotive, construction or furniture industries. They are used, among others, for the production of visco foams, from which high quality anti-bedsore mattresses are made. The technology of visco foams was created by NASA for astronauts staying in space for a long time, and has been available for general use for several years.

As part of its product portfolio, the unit also offers a wide range of oil bases for lubricants, produced using PAG (polyalkylene glycols) under the trade name ROKOLUB®.

Phosphorus Chemistry Business Unit

PCC Rokita SA is the largest manufacturer of phosphoric flame retardants for polyurethane foams in Eastern Europe. The Phosphorus Chemistry Complex separated within the Company is a supplier of naphthalene-based superplasticisers for the needs of the largest infrastructure investments in Central and Eastern Europe such as roads, airports and stadiums.

Among the innovative products offered by the unit, there are also flame-retardant hydraulic fluids, lubricating additives and polymer additives.

Company bodies

Management Board

Wiesław Klimkowski
President of the Management Board

Rafał Zdon
Vice President of the Management Board

Supervisory
Board

dr rer.oec. Alfred Pelzer
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Waldemar Preussner
Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board

dr hab. inż. Arkadiusz Szymanek prof. nadzw. PCz
Member

Mariusz Dopierała
Member

Robert Pabich
Member

Facts from 1945

Over 70 years of tradition

The plant was handed over to the authorities of Brzeg Dolny commune by the Soviet Command of War Crimes.

On 17.10.1945 the first operational group arrives to the plant together with Zdojewski, MA, who takes over the management. The first aim of the group is to secure the plant property.

Facts from 1946

Over 70 years of tradition

The plant takes the name Rokita and launches its first historical production facility.

The first production installation was historically launched at the end of 1946. The first product was sodium hypochlorite and the chlorine reserves left by the Germans were used to produce it.

Facts from 1946

Over 70 years of tradition

Acquisition of the plant by the Organic and Pharmaceutical Industry Association in Łódź

The plants were taken over by the Organic and Pharmaceutical Industry Association in Łódź and given a new name "Anorgana Chemical Plant in Reconstruction".

Facts from 1949

Over 70 years of tradition

Factory expansion

Commissioning of further plants: sulfuryl chloride, acetic acid anhydride, formalin, ethylene and synthetic tannins.

Facts from 1957

Over 70 years of tradition

Commissioning of a chlorine plant

A number of key plant installations are being put into operation. These include a chlorine, chlorobenzene and dispersant plant. These products are manufactured to this day.

Facts from 1968

Over 70 years of tradition

Construction of the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Central Wastewater Treatment Plant was built for 5 years. It was a typical mechanical treatment plant, thanks to which the plant's sewage situation improved significantly.

Facts from 1969

Over 70 years of tradition

Separation of the Research Department and commissioning of a new heat and power plant

In the 60's, the plant's product range was expanding very dynamically, especially in the area of auxiliary materials. Moreover, the modern CHP plant was equipped with 2 pulverised fuel boilers. The heating member provided heating not only to the factory but also to the city.

Facts from 1975

Over 70 years of tradition

Start-up of the polyether plant and change of name to Nadodrza Organic Industry Plant "Organika-Rokita".

10 thousand tons per year is the initial production capacity of the polyether installation. In the 1980s, the plant was extended by a second production line, increasing the capacity by another 20 thousand tonnes.

Facts from 1982

Over 70 years of tradition

Construction of the Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant

The construction of the Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant began in 1978. The completion of this investment has significantly improved the plant's sewage situation.

Facts from 1989

Over 70 years of tradition

Construction of sulphate plants

The sulphate installation is still in use today. Surfactants produced in it are used to produce, among others, cosmetics and cleaning agents.

Facts from 1992

Over 70 years of tradition

The company becomes a sole shareholder company of the State Treasury; the name Zakłady Chemiczne Rokita SA

The company becomes a sole shareholder company of the State Treasury; the name Zakłady Chemiczne Rokita SA.

Facts from 2002

65 lat tradycji

Niemiecka spółka PCC AG (późniejsza nazwa PCC SE) staje się inwestorem strategicznym firmy

Niemiecka spółka PCC AG (późniejsza nazwa PCC SE) staje się inwestorem strategicznym firmy

Facts from 2006

Over 70 years of tradition

Start of operations in the subzone WSSE

PCC Rokita SA receives a permit to conduct business activity in the Brzeg Dolny Subzone of the Walbrzych Special Economic Zone "INVEST-PARK" Sp. z o.o. This allows the use of a tax credit in the amount of up to 50% of expenses for new investments in the zone.

Facts from 2007

Over 70 years of tradition

Obtaining integrated environmental permits

The permits shall specify the conditions of use of the environment (emissions of gases or dust discharged into the air, introduction of sewage into water or soil, generation of waste). Without meeting these requirements, the company would not be able to conduct production activities.

Facts from 2008

Over 70 years of tradition

New plant Sulphated II

On 31 July 2008, a new plant called "Sulphated 2" was opened, worth PLN 90 million. Thanks to this investment, the company has quadrupled its production capacity of surfactants, used, among others, for the production of cleaning products and cosmetic products.

Facts from 2010

Over 70 years of tradition

Membrane electrolysis

The new membrane electrolysis installation has modernised the technology of chlorine production. This product is the base for many technological lines at PCC Rokita, and in particular for the key business of our company, i.e. the production of polyols, for which chlorine-based propylene oxide is the basic raw material. Today, the membrane method of chlorine production is the most technologically advanced, least burdensome for the environment and allows for significant reduction of production costs.

Facts from 2011

Over 70 years of tradition

Investments

•PCC Rokita SA introduces its technology for foam production - iPoltec® (Intelligent Polyurethane Technology).
•Completion of the investment in revitalization of the monochlorobenzene installation and construction of hydrochloric acid installation.
•Separation of the Surface Active Assets (KA) complex for PCC Exol SA.
•Sale of shares in Kosmet-Rokita Sp. z o.o. and Kosmet Sp. z o.o. to PCC Consumer Products Sp. z o.o. (subsidiary to PCC SE)
•PCC Rokita SA bonds debut on the Catalyst market.
•New ethoxylate plant in Płock - PCC Exol.

Facts from 2012

Over 70 years of tradition

Investments

•Sale of PCC Exol SA subsidiary outside PCC Rokita Capital Group.
•Purchase PCC Prodex Sp. z o.o.
•PCC Rokita launches its fourth polyol production line.

Facts from 2014

Over 70 years of tradition

PCC Rokita SA debuts with shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Facts from 2015

Over 70 years of tradition

•Concluding an agreement establishing a joint venture in Thailand with the local partner IRPC Polyol Company Ltd to conquer the markets of Southeast Asia, China and India and thus further international expansion of the PCC chemicals division.
•PCC Rokita SA completes the process of transition from chlorine production in Brzeg Dolny to environmentally friendly membrane technology, reducing CO2 emissions by 140 thousand tons annually in total.
•PCC Rokita receives the prestigious EcoVadis Silver award for its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Facts from 2016

Over 70 years of tradition

•PCC Rokita SA changes its production technology on electrolysis installation to membrane technology.
•PCC Rokita SA acquires 25 percent of shares of IRPC Polyol Company Ltd. (IRPC Polyol), a Thai manufacturer of polyols and polyurethanes based in Bangkok.
•PCC Rokita becomes a member of the "Green Chemistry" Chemical Class.

Facts from 2017

Over 70 years of tradition

•PCC Rokita SA launches the fifth polyether polyol production plant
and expands the product portfolio of the polyol segment by launching an installation to produce about 13 thousand tons of polyester polyol per year.
•PCC Rokita awarded the title - Ambassador of Polish Chemistry - by the chapter of the "Polish Chemistry" Campaign, a project of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry. Thus, the Company was recognized as a leader in the chemical industry, promoting innovation, creating jobs and respecting sustainable development principles.
•In December, PCC Rokita SA is included in the RESPECT index of the Warsaw Stock Exchange for the second time in a row.

Facts from 2018

Over 70 years of tradition

• Start of regular production of polyols based on DMC
• Expansion of electrolysis production capacity in the Chlorine Complex
• Start-up of the chlorine liquefaction system
• Modernisation of a heat and power plant leading to a reduction of dust emissions significantly below the acceptable standards.

Facts from 2019

Over 70 years of tradition

• Start-up of a pilot plant for the production of polyether polyols
• Expansion of electrolysis production capacity in the Chlorine Complex
• Commissioning of the sodium lye concentration and chlorine treatment plants

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Comprehensive maintenance services

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PCC Rokita

Distribution System Operator

PCC Rokita S.A. is a resistor of the Gas and Power Distribution System.

Safety Rules

Upon entry to the site, PCC Rokita SA visitors receive one-time access cards, a location plan with basic safety information and a facility map for their safety.

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Natural gas

PCC Rokita SA, 4 Henryka Sienkiewicza St., 56-120 Brzeg Dolny, by the decision of the President of the Energy Regulatory Office No. DRG.DRG-1.4721.11.2017.KL of 29 January 2018 was appointed the Gas Distribution System Operator for the period from 1 February 2018 to 31 December 2030.

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Electricity

PCC Rokita S.A., 4 Henryka Sienkiewicza Street, 56-120 Brzeg Dolny was appointed the Distribution System Operator for the period from 01 October 2012 to 08 November 2028.

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Investments
and development

PCC Rokita SA aims to strengthen its competitive position in the areas of its core business. The planned development of the Company includes both increasing the sales volume of currently manufactured products and diversifying the portfolio with new products.

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REACH

REACH Regulation -concerns the safe use of chemicals through their Registration and Evaluation and in some cases the Authorisation and Restriction of Trade of Certain Chemicals.

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