Selena Group – owner of the Tytan brand and one of the world’s three largest producers of polyurethane foams – was awarded during the conference “30th anniversary of economic transformation of Lower Silesia” that took place on 16 May in Wrocław. The award granted by the “Jedynka Gazety Wyborczej” news service to the “30th Anniversary Companies chosen by Gazeta Wyborcza” for significant contribution to the region’s development was received on behalf of Selena by Andrzej Zygadło, Global Head of HR of Selena Group. Selena was also a conference partner and participated as a speaker in the panel titled “The role and impact of business on the development of Lower Silesia over the last 30 years”. The purpose of the conference was to demonstrate the changes that the region had seen over thirty years and to outline possible developments in the years to come.
“Lower Silesia is home to many businesses and innovative firms. Some of them – like Selena – operate in international markets. The conference “30th anniversary of economic transformation of Lower Silesia” is a great opportunity to show young firms how the region has been transformed over the last three decades and what role the local business has played in this transformation. This will provide a framework for observations and comments shared between panelists. An exchange of experiences is an important part of networking for every business and it fosters development at any business development stage. We should also be remember that each firm strengthens the position of Lower Silesia on the financial map of Poland. In this way, more and more companies recognize this region as an attractive investment space with a huge human potential”, says Andrzej Zygadło, Global Head of HR in Selena Group.
Selena Group – now one of the three largest producers of mounting foams for construction – has been associated with Lower Silesia since its inception. The Group has three production plants, its headquarters and the main R&D centre in the Lower Silesia province. In addition, the Group’s manufacturing plants are located in Brazil, South Korea, China, Romania, Turkey, Spain and Kazakhstan. The Group currently employs 1800 people in 30 companies on five continents and sells its products in 70 countries around the world. As a result, employees can gain unique experience in various competency areas, including R&D, logistics, manufacturing, marketing, management and sales as part of international cooperation.
“The accolade from “Jedynka Gazety Wyborczej” for Selena’s contribution to the development of Lower Silesia is an honour for us because we have been associated with this region from the very beginning – here we were established and here we are growing. It is here that we have our main R&D centre, our headquarters and three production plants. It is important for us to use the region’s potential and at the same time create high-quality, well-paid jobs for the residents of Lower Silesia, and this effort has been recognized in the summary of 30 years of the region’s development. It should be emphasized that we have our roots here, but we operate internationally, so we enable our employees to gain unique experience in various competency areas, offering a flexible development path which leads to improvement of living conditions and an increase in the number of professionals in the region”, Andrzej Zygadło adds.
In addition to Andrzej Zygadło, participating in the panel were: Katarzyna Ignaszak – managing partner at Wroclaw PwC office; Marek Gawroński – Vice President of Volvo Poland for relations with the public sector and Wojciech Rembikowski – Vice President of Impel S.A., CFO. The conference was an opportunity to establish new business contacts that will help young businesses to grow.
The conference took place in the Delta building of the Wroclaw Technology Park in Wrocław. It was facilitated by Jacek Kulesza, editor of the Gazeta Wyborcza daily in Wrocław. The conference’s supporting partner was the Wrocław Technology Park, and its expert partner was the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities.