Representatives of the Grupa Azoty and the Puławy Competence Center at the 8th Chemical Technology Congress in Rzeszów
– I am an optimist when I see how Polish champions deal with issues concerning innovation – said President of the Grupa Azoty Paweł Jarczewski. – In order to understand expectations of the market, you have to communicate with it all the time – stressed Zenon Pokojski Ph.D., Vice President of the Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY.
Paweł Jarczewski, President of the Grupa Azoty and Zenon Pokojski Ph.D., Vice President of the Grupa Azoty PUŁAWY and coordinator of the PUŁAWY Competence Center took part in a panel on innovation in Polish chemical industry. Also Cezary Możeński, Director of the New Chemical Syntheses Institute, Tomasz Zieliński, President of the Polish Chamber of Chemical Industry and representatives of the Ministry of Economy and PKN Orlen.
– Innovation is an important element which is to strengthen the whole Polish economy. We consider innovation not only as creating a new product but above all it is a creation of a whole system enabling creation of such products. – said Jarczewski.
The President of the Grupa Azoty also paid attention to the necessity of cooperation of the biggest Polish enterprises. – The economy becomes stronger by cooperation of companies, above all national champions. It is a worldwide standard, especially visible e.g. in Germany where e.g. chemical corporations perfectly cooperate with a great car industry. Polish companies should follow a similar path – said Jarczewski. – I am an optimist as to Polish enterprises in innovation matters. We have to catch up but this is happening in Poland and the chemical industry is a good example for that – added Jarczewski.
In turn, Zenon Pokojski Ph.D., who is also a coordinator of the PUŁAWY Competence Center paid attention to a necessity of understanding needs of the clients. – The market value of the organization is not built on the level of installations in the factory but at the level of the final customer. It is very important for us. Due to that fact as sellers of fertilizers we have to recognize the market needs and that is why we communicate all the time with agricultural entrepreneurs in order to know their needs and prepare an adequate offer.
The PUŁAWY Competence Center, which already counts for 12 consortium members, was created in order to business and science meet and communicate with final customers. Without this business will not create a good offer which should give benefits to the customer. – said Pokojski Ph.D.
Paweł Jarczewski also paid attention to issues related to increase of the meaning of food safety in the international economic policy.– It is more and more essential issue on the most important world economic forums. We also notice that and as a producer of fertilizers we are interested in active participation in this discussion – informed Jarczewski.