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An industry leader
from the very beginning

Our history

 

The cornerstones of the Group are distinct brands and companies, either acquired or built from scratch, and for this reason, the roots of the SECO/WARWICK Group reach as far as the USA, Germany, China, India, Brazil, France, Canada, and Poland. The SECO/WARWICK Group is the result of a fusion of three brands, SECO/WARWICK, SECO/VACUUM, and Retech, a unity of countries (Germany, Poland, the USA, China, and India), and the power of history ,in combination with the experience of  Elterma (founded in 1950, acquired in 2003), Camlaw,  and Retech (founded in 1963, and acquired in 2010).

These achievements have allowed us to create the excellent and shared history of the SECO/WARWICK Group built up over the years. The company continues to grow, searching for new possibilities for its further development. That is why in the early 90s, the SECO/WARWICK Corporation (founded in 1984) formed a joint venture with the Polish company Trans-VAC, whose executives on 1st June 1991 laid the foundation for the present-day SECO/WARWICK Group. We’ve been growing, creating new technologies, building new furnaces, taking markets by storm, opening regional branches, as we are always thinking globally, yet acting locally.

These and other events have shaped us and our company in terms of technology, business management, customer cooperation, and growth. All this has resulted in the SECO/WARWICK Group having daughter companies in Poland, Germany, China, India, and the USA, using 3 brands, developing dozens of patents, winning numerous prizes, and becoming a proud implementer of thousands of solutions in more than 70 countries.
The SECO/WARWICK Group has built a strong foundation to create a global technological center of heat treatment and vacuum metallurgy, and proud to be our Partners’ first choice.

1985

01 January 1985
1985

SECO/WARWICK is registered trademark
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1991

01 January 1991
1991

SECO/WARWICK created a join venture company with Trans-Vac in Poland, creating SECO/WARWICK Ltd.
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2002

31 March 2002
2002

SECO/WARWICK purchases the intellectual property of CAMLAW Ltd.
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2003

31 March 2003
2003

SECO/WARWICK Ltd. acquires ownership of ELTERMA S.A.
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2004

31 March 2004
2004

Establishment of SECO/WARWICK Moscow service and sales office
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2006

31 March 2006
2006

SECO/WARWICK enters into a Joint Venture agreement with Tianjin Kama Elevtric Thermal Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd. to form SECO/WARWICK (Tianjin) Industrial Furnace Co., Ltd.
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2007

31 March 2007
2007

SECO/WARWICK S.A. is established; the SECO/WARWICK Group includes SECO/WARWICK S.A. as world headquarters (Poland), SECO/WARWICK Corp. (USA), ELTERMA S.A. (Poland, and SECO/WARWICK Industrial Furnace Co., Ltd. (China)
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2007

31 November 2007
2007

SECO/WARWICK debut on Stock Exchange
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2007

31 September 2007
2007

SECO/WARWICK S.A. Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement with Retech Systems LLC in Ukiah, CA (USA)
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2008

31 March 2008
2008

Joint Venture formed with Allied Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd. (India) to create SECO/WARWICK ALLIED Pvt. Ltd.
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2010

31 September 2010
2010

SECO/WARWICK RETECH Thermal Equipment Mfg. (Tianjin) Co. Ltd. established
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2011

01 January 2011
2011

ELTERMA S.A. corporate name changed to SECO/WARWICK ThermAL S.A., Retech LLC is wholly owned by the SECO/WARWICK Group
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2011

31 December 2011
2011

SECO/WARWICK GmbH in Germany, Stuttgart, was founded as a JV (51% of shares)
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2012

31 February 2012
2012

SECO/WARWICK creates one company for the production activities of both SECO/WARWICK S.A. and SECO/WARWICK ThermAL S.A. in Świebodzin/Poland named SECO/WARWICK Europe S.A.
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2012

31 August 2012
2012

SECO/WARWICK S.A. acquires 100% ofthe shares of SECO/WARWICK GmbH
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2012

31 December 2012
2012

SECO/WARWICK GmbH acquires 100% of the shares of NESPI International GmbH in Kleve, Germany, and renames the company into SECO/WARWICK Services GmbH
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2013

31 March 2013
2013

SECO/WARWICK do Brasil Ltda. in course of incorporation, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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2015

31 March 2015
2015

SECO/WARWICK service and sales office in France was establish
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2016

31 March 2016
2016

SW Services was established - SWS is dedicated of professional services
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2017

13 February 2017
2017

Introducing Seco/Vacuum Technologies, the new North American Vacuum Furnace Company
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2017

13 May 2017
2017

SECO/WARWICK Systems & Services (INDIA) Pvt. Ltd. was established
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2019

05 June 2019
2019

Sławomir Woźniak - The new President of SECO/WARWICK Group.
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From the very beginning, the company philosophy was based on the product and technology development to meet high expectations of our customers, i.e. top tier organizations from automotive, aerospace and energy industries. Thanks to our technological solutions that are constantly being developed and improved, our customers are able to apply state-of-the-art materials by the virtue of which they gain a competitive edge.

Sławomir Woźniak, CEO SECO/WARWICK

 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MANAGEMENT TEAM

Our position and direction

Mission

Thanks to the experience and expertise of our employees, and in cooperation with our business partners, we create innovative products that provide our customers with reliable, safe and environmentally friendly solutions for heat treatment and metallurgy, and ensure the economic efficiency of their businesses.

Vision

We strive to be the first-choice supplier of solutions for heat treatment and metallurgy.
Innovation and reliability are demonstrated through our thinking and our solutions all over the world.

 

Our values

INNOVATION

PARTNERSHIP

SAFETY AND STABILITY

CREDIBILITY

RELIABILITY

The SECO/WARWICK values are similar to human DNA. They are inherent to the company and their roots come from the vision and values of its founders. They create a DNA chain with our and our partners’ DEVELOPMENT as the primary genotype.

Our innovations are not limited to creating modern furnaces or production lines with advanced technologies.  INNOVATION means to take actions leading to the development of new or better products, processes, technologies or organizations. We know that innovation is omnipresent, therefore we want it to be visible in our thinking, approach and performance, anywhere in the world, at any workplace and in any operation. In the relationships with our customers,

suppliers and employees, we put the interest of the other party first. PARTNERSHIP means that for us, a mutual obligation of the parties is founded on respect and responsibility, and feedback is part of our development because it enables us to design SAFETY AND STABILITY in all reliable products that we deliver. What is more, the creation chain involves people whom we wish to provide with stable jobs and continuous development. And for our partners, we want to be a sure and business-sound option because you shall not disappoint your partner. Therefore, another one of our values is RELIABILITY so that we do not disappoint you as people, partners, and technology providers.  This makes us CREDIBLE, one of the global business community’s critical challenges.

Distinguished
innovation leader

 

We have received many renowned and recognized (by the industry and by business) awards and distinctions for our broad research and development activities (INNOVATION LEADER and MERIT FOR INVENTIVENESS); confirming our financial transparency and particular achievements for the economy (BUSINESS GAZELLES); for the reliability of our

services and untarnished opinion among customers and business partners (TRUSTWORTHY COMPANY). HSBC listed SECO/WARWICK among a few companies developing their activities worldwide and has awarded the title of Hidden Champion, whereas the EXPORT BRAND distinction recognizes the company’s development activities on global markets.

Our awards

1999

01 January 1999
1999

Business Gazelle
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2000

29 March 2000
2000

Business Gazelle
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2001

02 March 2001
2001

The Winner of the 8th edition
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2001

31 September 2001
2001

Brussels Eureka Award
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2002

31 March 2002
2002

Business Gazelle
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2002

31 September 2002
2002

Deutsch - Polmisher Innovationpreis
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2002

31 December 2002
2002

The Lubush region companies ranking 4th place
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2003

31 March 2003
2003

Business Gazelle
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2004

31 March 2004
2004

Business Gazelle
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2004

31 June 2004
2004

Pillars of Polish economy
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2004

31 September 2004
2004

No 70 of Rzeczpospolita's TOP 100
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2004

31 November 2004
2004

QAD-award
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2005

31 January 2005
2005

Business Gazelle
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2005

31 March 2005
2005

Rzeczpospolita’s Largest Companies Ranking
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2005

31 June 2005
2005

XI Edition of AS EXPORTS
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2005

31 October 2005
2005

The Finalist of Small and Medium-sized
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2005

31 November 2005
2005

Super Gazelle of Business in the Lubush region
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2005

31 December 2005
2005

ELTERMA is ranked 10th in a ranking of Lubuskie Province companies employing more than 50 people.
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2006

31 January 2006
2006

Business Gazelle
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2006

31 September 2006
2006

Business Gepard
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2006

31 October 2006
2006

The weekly Teleinfo names ELTERMA among Poland’s 100 best-computerised companies.
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2007

31 January 2007
2007

The weekly Teleinfo names ELTERMA among Poland’s 100 best-computerised companies.
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2007

31 September 2007
2007

Super Gazelle of Business
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2007

31 September 2007
2007

Golden Laurel
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2008

31 March 2008
2008

Super Gazelle of Business
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2008

31 September 2008
2008

Business Gepard Competition
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2008

31 December 2008
2008

Pillars of Polish economy
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2009

31 March 2009
2009

Platinium Partner
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2010

31 March 2010
2010

METAL ALUMINIUM & NONFERMET
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2010

31 September 2010
2010

Medal in the Innovation Competition at Metal Trade Fair
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2013

31 September 2013
2013

SECO/WARWICK "The One Who Changes Polish industry"
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2015

31 March 2015
2015

Skillful developing of a strong global industrial company
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2015

31 September 2015
2015

Nomination of OTI and the Minister of Economy READ MORE
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2015

31 October 2015
2015

Innovative IT solutions-SECO/WARWICK with a prize READ MORE
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2015

31 October 2015
2015

"Export Eagle" in Lubush region READ MORE
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2015

31 November 2015
2015

SECO/WARWICK with certificate of Siemens Solution READ MORE
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2015

31 December 2015
2015

SECO/WARWICK – the leader of innovation READ MORE
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2016

31 January 2016
2016

Business Gazelle READ MORE
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2016

31 March 2016
2016

SECO/WARWICK - „Trusted Company”
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2016

31 August 2016
2016

SECO/WARWICK among Hidden Champions READ MORE
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2016

31 October 2016
2016

SECO/WARWICK - „Symbol of Innovation” READ MORE
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2016

31 December 2016
2016

SECO/WARWICK - „Export Brand" READ MORE
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2017

05 May 2017
2017

SECO/WARWICK - Production Company of the Year READ MORE
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2017

13 May 2017
2017

Forbes Diamonds for the best companies. READ MORE
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2017

28 September 2017
2017

Lubusz Innovation Leader READ MORE
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2017

28 September 2017
2017

Lubusz Business Leader READ MORE
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2017

10 November 2017
2017

Intelligent Development Award READ MORE
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2018

24 September 2018
2018

Business Leader READ MORE
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2018

24 September 2018
2018

Innovation Leader READ MORE
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2018

24 September 2018
2018

Economic Award READ MORE
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2018

26 November 2018
2018

Honorary badge for meritorious performance in innovation READ MORE
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2019

04 June 2019
2019

SECO/WARWICK – Reliable Employer Of The Year READ MORE
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2019

29 September 2019
2019

Third-time leader – How the company creates the new industrial era READ MORE
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2020

20 August 2020
2020

SECO/WARWICK awarded in the Innovation category READ MORE
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2021

17 August 2021
2021

SECO/WARWICK - Reliable Employer of the Year READ MORE
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2021

28 June 2021
2021

Most Successful Expansion READ MORE
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2021

12 October 2021
2021

Leader distinguished for innovations READ MORE
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2021

19 October 2021
2021

Economic Award READ MORE
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2021

23 November 2021
2021

Safety Laurel READ MORE
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2021

23 November 2021
2021

Employer – Safe Work Organizer READ MORE
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2022

17 January 2022
2022

Statuetka Sukiennika Świebodzińskiego READ MORE
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2022

05 September 2022
2022

Good Company
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2022

22 March 2022
2022

Customer Satisfaction Brand READ MORE
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2022

30 June 2022
2022

Reliable Employer of the Year READ MORE
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2022

06 July 2022
2022

Most Innovative Metallurgical Equipment READ MORE
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2022

22 August 2022
2022

Most Dynamic Business Leaders
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2022

12 September 2022
2022

Business Leader READ MORE
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2022

12 September 2022
2022

Innovation Leader READ MORE
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