Stefan Bułka Senior in his private house in Czechowice-Dziedzice set up a company named BWS Improdex, which deals with different activities within trade, production and other services.
The new shareholders become the member of the family. After the purchase of the first KuASY injection machine in the garage in the private house, a production of some simple accessories for curtain rails is started.
Improdex owns 5 injection machines and produces mainly accessories for curtain and ceiling rails such as clips, hooks, rings and supports.
Due to production constant increase, there is a need to change the location so as to further develop the company. Decision is taken to rent some old production rooms PSS Społem and carry out its refurbishment to accommodate for production hall.
After 1 year of the intensive construction and renovation works, Improdex has a new production site together with a warehouse located in Czechowice at Legionów 187. Employment reaches 25 persons.
After much efforts Improdex begins cooperation with Delphi Packard Electric and starts first deliveries for automotive sector, prior to positive certification of PN-ISO 9000:1994 audit.
Stefan Kazimierz Bułka – the chairman, takes some activities to purchase a piece of land aimed at a long-term company development plan. Finally an area of 1,5 ha is purchased from central heating plant in Czechowice..
Improdex implements QS-9000 quality system for automotive sector and renew current ISO 9001:1994 to develop production for other sectors. The main customer is still GARDINIA with sales offices located all over the Europe.
After implementation of QS-9000 system, there starts the development for automotive sector, mainly for Hutchinson and Trelleborg.
For the first time in history of Improdex, purchase of a first new big ARBURG 820S injection machine with 400 tons clamping force, mainly for production of bigger plastic parts - shafts and bodies for electro drills.
Start up the cooperation with GE producing electro technical plastic parts for high voltage breakers.
Strat up the construction works of a new seat in Czechowice-Dziedzice on a piece of land purchased in 1999.
Completion of the biggest investment in the company history. Improdex changes its location, moving to its own new facility. It has a total area of 1700 sq m and includes production floor, high storage warehouse, tool shop as well as social rooms and the office.
The company implements ISO TS standard, owns 14 machines, 72 employees and produces nearly 400 components for the automotive, electro-technical and interior decoration sectors.
Completion of the construction works for the new production floor with the area of 600 sq m dedicated for small and medium-size machines.
Completion of the construction works and putting into service a high storage warehouse , which is built as a self-loading structure. Purchase of the biggest machine in history -ARBURG 920 - with clamping force up to 550 tons. Start up production for home appliance sector.
Together with our Client, design and implementation of fully automatized line for production of car audio system baskets together with terminals and metal parts overmolding process.
Purchase of a new generation electric-type Arburg machine together with Multilift robot. This is the 30th ARBURG injection machine made for Improdex. Current employment is more than 100 people with production exceeding 1000 plastic components.
The first important award in the history of Improdex in Automotive sector for setting the standard of exceptional quality performance among Nexteer`s supplier community.
Outstanding Supplier Award from General Electric Energy Management and the second quality award from Nexteer Automotive for 0 complaints and 0 ppm in 2014. Improdex changes its legal form to a limited partnership.
The third consecutive award for Improdex in Automotive sector for setting the standard of exceptional quality performance among Nexteer`s supplier community.
Completion of the III stage of the company extension – the new tool shop, assembly and visual control room with social rooms.
Start cooperation with new companies – ifm ecolink based in Opole and Shiloh Bielsko-Biała. Launch of microcellular gas injection process – MuCell® on 900 tons Sumitomo-Demag machine.
The 4th award for Improdex for exceptional quality performance among Nexteer`s supplier community. Construction of new hall and implementation of the new Microsoft Dynamic NAV and Arburg ALS software to supervise injection machines.
In August Stefan Kazimierz Bułka passed away. A great charismatic man with passion, vision and ideas, who built the IMPRODEX company in difficult times, thus realizing one of his greatest dreams.
Start-up of cooperation with IMI Hydronic Engineering. Two new innovative ARBURG presses with KUKA robots on the new large production hall.
Development of cooperation with ABB (previously GE) in electrotechnical branch. Utilization of coronavirus anty-crisis government financial grants and nomination of Improdex to EU funded projects. Purchase of several new Arburg machines and completion of new production space at new hall mezzanine, start of tampon printing processes.
The company has 160 employee and produces on 54 presses.