Cognor Spółka Akcyjna, Ferrostal Łabędy Branch in Gliwice , is a company founded in 1993, continuing over a hundred years of steelmaking tradition in the city of Gliwice located in the Silesian Voivodeship, which is the most industrially developed region of Poland. Many years of experience in the metallurgical industry, well-trained staff and modern technical equipment make Ferrostal a plant producing steel of the highest quality parameters, confirmed by a number of industry certificates
The Cognor Group debuts in the Green Index
The Cognor Group operates in the steel industry - "difficult" for environmental reasons and subject to the EU ETS system. The nature of the processes keeps emissions at a high level. although emissions increased last year compared to 2017.
By Viktor Macha in 2005.
Plant facts and figures
The plant have an annual capacity of 500000 tons.
The following processes are conducted in the plant:
- Steel making
- Rolling mill
This plant produces the following type of products:
Metal processing in town of Łabędy is dating back to 1848 when “Huta Hermina” (Herminenhütte) was established. In first decades the works were focused on non-ferrous metals processing mostly.
Increasing military needs made the plant even larger in 1938 – new open-hearth steel mill and forge were put into operation. Middle-section and universal rolling mill followed by 1948. In 1950 the works were renamed as “Huta Łabędy”, production focused on hot rolled products for mining industry.
In 1993 the steel mill became an independent company later known as “Ferrostal”. New, state-or-art electric arc furnace with capacity of 65 tonnes was installed in 1995.