Another year has gone by… the time goes unbelievably fast 😉

This is always the time for different types of summaries and that is why I want to outline, in a few sentences, what we have been doing and how our company has changed over the last year.

We don’t have final results yet, but the ones currently known won’t differ much from those. We know where we currently stand and what we have achieved in the past year, and let me tell you, it was an interesting, intense and challenging year.

First of all, we have grown again. According to preliminary data, we have achieved sales of around PLN 555 million, which means a nearly 19% increase in sales year-on-year. As the company grows, so do the challenges. And we are growing much faster than the entire market. This is largely the result of the development of the distribution network, which in less than three years has increased from 65 to 104 branches. Such a large increase, naturally results in a need to change and expand the company’s infrastructure. Therefore, in response to territorial development, we have invested in expanding our central warehouse and in streamlining logistics processes.

In May, we completed the construction of a new warehouse in Powodów. Thanks to this, we obtained an additional area of about 6,000 square meters, thus, we doubled the area of our logistics center to 12,000 square meters of roofed warehouse. Since we are trying to plan our next steps in advance and anticipate future needs, as part of the last investment in Powodów, we have also prepared an area for the construction of another two storage modules, 6,000 square meters each. If necessary, it will be possible to build them in a very short time (about 6 months) incuring much lower financial outlays. It was the largest single investment in the history of our company, which cost nearly PLN 18 million. The Kaczmarek Electric Logistics Center in Powodów also has a cable yard with an area of over 20,000 square meters.

In order to ensure effective management of such a large company as we have become, we have also introduced a new organizational structure last year. We have created appropriate operational areas and on October 12, at a company council, we presented leaders responsible for sales, purchasing, logistics, finance and technology development areas. This team is tasked with introducing new projects that will allow us to become not only the most dynamically growing company on the market, but also provide the best service for customers.

Over the past ten months, we have focused more on improving logistics processes and expanding the central warehouse than on opening new branches. We opened relatively few of those recently (in the last six months there were 5 new Kaczmarek Electric electromarkets built). This doesn’t mean, however, that we are planning to stop expanding the distribution network, that we are extinguishing our project “It’s worth it with us”. On the contrary, we are changing with the thought of further development. We will strive to ensure that electrical installers and all recipients of electrotechnical items have a Kaczmarek Electric branch within their reach. We want to create a comfortable shopping environment for them and provide the highest level of service.

If we are talking about the convenience of shopping and the comfort of work, this is exactly what I would like to wish all our clients, partners and associates and all readers of our blog in the New Year. I also wish all of us to have passions in life as well as time and, of course, health, to pursue them. Have a good year!

Cezary Kaczmarek