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The Azoty Group has joined the declaration of partnership for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, on the initiative of the Ministry of Development as the institution responsible for the implementation of the Agenda in Poland. The ideas behind the 2030 Agenda have long been among the Grupa Azoty Group’s key concerns, which is why it is actively involved in the pursuit of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Today Grupa Azoty and CTL Logistics signed an agreement under which Grupa Azoty will take over certain special purpose vehicles, thus consolidating railway siding services in Kędzierzyn and Puławy. As of January 1st 2018, all companies managing railway sidings for Grupa Azoty will be included into its Group. The railway siding services will be consolidated by Grupa Azoty KOLTAR, while CTL Logistics will remain Grupa Azoty’s strategic partner in transport activities.
Grupa Azoty has launched the Idea4Azoty programme, a platform for exchanging highly innovative ideas. Regardless of their stage, submitted projects stand a chance of receiving full support – from subsidies of up to PLN 20m to infrastructure and consultancy services. The accelerator programme is the first initiative of this type on the Polish market. Its beneficiaries will include not only the chemical industry, but also providers of new technologies and services in such areas as environmental protection, agriculture, engineering and biotechnology. The programme was officially launched on November 17th 2017, during the second edition of the 590 Congress in Rzeszów.
KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. and Grupa Azoty have signed a letter of intent for cooperation in research and development. It marks the beginning of synergy between the chemical and mining and metallurgy industries at a world-class level. The cooperation agreement provides for development of technologies for physical, chemical and thermal processing of minerals. Both companies are international leaders in their industries.
Grupa Azoty S.A. and Ursus S.A. have signed a letter of intent to cooperate in the joint development and implementation of efficient farming projects and the use of hydrogen as a source of energy for fuel cells powering electric motors. The companies will also work together on promoting and implementing educational projects.
The Grupa Azoty Group and the National Contact Point for the Horizon 2020 Programme have signed an agreement on close cooperation. The aim of the agreement is to increase the participation of the Grupa Azoty Group, partner companies and research institutions in the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme, to lend support in applying for grants, finding consortium partners and implementing projects, as well as in promoting the programme and the Group’s potential.
In its consolidated financial statements for Q3 2017, the Grupa Azoty Group reported revenue of nearly PLN 2.2bn, up 10% year on year. With EBITDA of more than PLN 255m (up by nearly 77% y/y) and net profit above PLN 75m (PLN 5m for Q3 2016), the Group has a positive view on its performance in Q3 2017.
In its consolidated financial statements for the first half of 2017, the Grupa Azoty Group reported revenue of PLN 4.87bn (up 5% y/y), with EBITDA in excess of PLN 714m (up by close to 3% y/y) and net profit at PLN 378m (up 7% y/y). The improvement in performance continued to be driven by the Plastics segment, which together with the Pigments segment entirely offset the trends affecting the gas-reliant segments.
Today, a cornerstone laying ceremony officially marked the start of construction of Grupa Azoty S.A.’s new Research and Development Centre in Tarnów. The project will allow Grupa Azoty to expand its own research activities as part of the Group’s R&D efforts, and is consistent with the Group’s strategy to generate and implement innovation. It will also improve the competitiveness of Grupa Azoty’s products. Special guests who attended the ceremony included Jarosław Gowin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education, and Jadwiga Emilewicz, Under-secretary of State at the Ministry of Development.
After a series of audits carried out in 2017 by certification body DNV-GL, the Grupa Azoty Group companies, which are members of Fertilizers Europe, have been awarded certificates in Product Stewardship for best practices in the management of the fertilizer life cycle.
Grupa Azoty is engaged in supporting the promotion of a DNA lab-on-a-chip project developed by NEXBIO Sp. z o.o., a start-up based in Lublin.
Grupa Azoty will be presenting two of its production segments − plastics and OXO − at the 21st International Fair of Plastics and Rubber Processing PLASTPOL, taking place in Kielce from May 23rd to May 26th. Visitors to its exhibition stand will also have an opportunity to meet some of the athletes competing under the Grupa Azoty banner.
In the first quarter of 2017, the Grupa Azoty Group recorded consolidated revenue of PLN 2.69bn, up over PLN 200m (9%) year on year, with EBITDA in excess of PLN 447m and net profit of PLN 250m. The Company also updated the 2013–2020 strategy.
In 2016, the Grupa Azoty Group earned revenue of nearly PLN 9bn, reporting EBITDA of more than PLN 1bn with EBITDA margin of 11.2%, and net profit of PLN 375m with net profit margin of 4.2%.
Grupa Azoty has joined forces with TAURON on a project to construct a coal gasification unit for chemical production. A letter of intent was signed by the parties in Warsaw on April 20th 2017.
Air Products and Grupa Azoty ZAK sign new contract for the supply of industrial gases
On November 23rd, Air Products, one of the largest suppliers of industrial gases in Poland, and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A. of the Grupa Azoty Group, the second largest manufacturer of mineral fertilizers in the European Union, signed a long-term oxygen and nitrogen supply contract. Valid until the end of 2035, the contract is a continuation of the companies’ cooperation, dating back to 1997. By signing the contract, Air Products strengthens its position of a leading supplier of industrial gases for the key branches of Polish industry. 
The Process Dynamics and Control Laboratory opened at the Faculty of Chemical Technology and Engineering is an effect of cooperation between the West Pomeranian University of Technology (ZUT) in Szczecin and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. The cost of the laboratory equipment was EUR 70 thousand.
The facility was created to address the need to educate students in the field of olefin production processes. It will also be used to improve employee qualifications, mainly of PDH Polska S.A., a special purpose vehicle of Grupa Azoty Police, established to construct a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit.
At 2:00 pm on Monday November 14th 2016...
For 2016 YTD, Grupa Azoty posted revenue of PLN 6.6b...
The Grupa Azoty Group has published its 2015 integrated report, prepared in conformity with the best market standards.
Yesterday’s Forum organised to celebrate President of Senegal Macky Sall’s official visit to Poland was an opportunity to hold talks with representatives of both the Senegalese government and business. For several years now, Grupa Azoty has been investing in phosphate and ilmenite deposits in Senegal.

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