In 1869, the City Council of Nowy Sacz decides to send a delegation to Vienna (with the participation of representatives of Tarnow) to recruit influential politicians – Franciszek Smolka and Julian Dunajewski for the location of the railway through Nowy Sacz.
In 1873 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary’s Parliament decided to build a railway Tarnów — Lviv, length 145.7 km of route running through Nowy Sacz.
1876 — for the newly-built railways,in Nowy Sacz a technical facility iscreated called Imperial — Royal Railway Workshops — today NEWAG
Years 1880 — 1912 a gradual expansion of the Workshop.
During the First World War, workshops have not been destroyed. They, received a new specialty associated with the repair and manufacture of armored trains for the Austro-Hungarian army.
1918 — The first refurbished locomotive in independent Poland was the 308 series steam engine.
1922 — the “Workshop” is renamedto the “First Class Nowy Sacz Main Workshop”, which employed about 1,800 people. The company was divided into departments: steam engine, wagon and mechanical.
1939 — anticipating the events of September 1939, some personnel were evacuated and workshop equipment to Stanislawow
1945 — clearing and restoration of the workshops and the launch of production. 19 April 1945 was put into operation the first steam engine Ty2 series
1950 — Company name changed to the Polish State Railways, Mechanical Workshop No. 3 in Nowy Sacz
1951 — Renamed “Steam Engine — Wagon Repair Works No. 3 in Nowy Sącz”
1952 — The workshop is transformed into an independent enterprise after separating from the PKP structures and obtains a new name “Zakłady Naprawcze Taboru Kolejowego w Nowym Sączu” - ZNTK, (Rolling Stock Repair Workshops in Nowy Sacz)
1963 — resolution of the Council of Ministers’ name “Zakłady Naprawcze Taboru Kolejowego w Nowym Sączu” are selected for repair of diesel rolling stock
1967 — “ZNTK Nowy Sacz” began repairing SM30 series locomotives
1972 — in June, a farewell to the last repaired steam engine TKt48-166. In the same year the first SM42 locomotive was repaired
1976 – The 100th anniversary of the company
1977 – preparations began for the repair of locomotives SP42, SM48 and SM31
1982 — re-incorporation of the ZNTK to PKP structures
1991 — “Zakłady Naprawcze Taboru Kolejowego w Nowym Sączu” is becoming again an independent state enterprise subordinate to the Ministry of Transport
1994 — Notarial Deed dated 6 September 1994 Minister of Privatization transformes ZNTK in a joint stock company
1995 — Company’s shares are brought to the National Investment Funds, the majority to X NFI Foksal
Early 2001 is a tense situation, resulting from financial difficulties and a limited number of contracts
2001 — In June by the decision of the Supervisory Board of the Company the management is changed and the process of restructuring begins. The same year, the first repaired in “ZNTK Nowy Sacz” electric locomotive No. 379 EU07 was put into operation
2003 — acquisition of shares by the national investor. Implementation of quality system ISO 9001:2001
2004 — commissioning of the EN57 No. 1806 — the first repaired and modernized electric multiple unit in ZNTK Nowy Sącz
In 2005, the Company’s name is changed from the current “Zakłady Naprawcze Taboru Kolejowego w Nowym Sączu” to NEWAG S.A.
2005 — commissioning of the first repaired in Nowy Sacz electric multiple unit EN71 series
Formal commissioning of the newly produced in our company, an electric multiple unit 14WE Series No. 01 for SKM w Warszawie Sp. z o.o.
2006 — in May during his first pilgrimage to Poland, Pope Benedict XVI blessed manufactured by us “The Popes Train” being the gratitude for the pontificate of John Paul II
2006 — 130 years of our activity
2007 – Delivery of the first modernized locomotive 311D based on GE technology for use in the LHS Ltd.
Delivery of the first modernized 6Dg locomotive for ISD Huta Czestochowa
2009 — Receiving a certificate for a brand new vehicle 19WE produced by NEWAG S.A.
2010 — Delivery of the first modernized locomotive 16D (SM48) to operate in the LHS Ltd. In Poland
Delivery of modernized 6Dg locomotive to PKP Cargo.
Delivery of four 19WE vehicles to SKM Warszawa Sp z o.o.
Production and delivery of the first DMUs SA137, SA138 order by the Marshal Office of Pomorskie Voievodeship.
The Polish Business Club titled us “Company of the 2 decades”
Signing a contract between the consortium consisting of Siemens
Oesterreich and Newag S.A. and the Warsaw Metro for supplying 35 six-carriage INSPIRO metro trains.
Signing a contract between PKP Cargo S.A. and NEWAG S.A. for modernising one hundred SM42 series locomotives.
Successful completion of the certifying audit as a result of which Newag S.A. joined the group of companies managed according to the IRIS rev. 2. standard.
Signing a contract between Koleje Dolnośląskie and Newag S.A. for supplying five 31WE vehicles.
Signing a contract between PKP LHS sp. z o.o. and NEWAG S.A. for modernising five SM48 diesel locomotives for operation at Linia Hutnicza Szerokotorowa [Broad Gauge Metallurgy Line] with registered office in Zamość.
NEWAG S.A. launched the production of a new NEVELO tram, designated number 126N.
Delivering the last of the five IMPULS (35WE) trains for SKM [Fast Urban Rail] Warsaw.
NEWAG S.A. named “Wprost Innovator of 2012″.
Opening the new production hall designated to manufacture INSPIRO trains for the Warsaw metro.
Signing a contract between Koleje Mazowieckie and a consortium comprising NEWAG S.A. and Zakłady Naprawcze Taboru Kolejowego “Mińsk Mazowiecki” S.A for modernising 34 trains of the EN57 vehicles.
Periodic repair for 110 passenger coaches for PKP Intercity.
Newag named “The company that transforms Polish industry in2012″.
IMPULS Electric Multiple Unit, manufactured by Newag, was the first train in Poland to exceed the speed of 211 km/h.
In June, the first train produced for the Warsaw metro, left the production facility.
Signing a contract between PKP Cargo S.A. and NEWAG S.A. for modernising thirty SM48 (15D) series diesel locomotives.
Manufacturing a new 222M Diesel Multiple Unit for Koleje Mazowieckie.
Delivering the ninth IMPULS’ (35WE) train for SKM Warsaw.
Signing a contract for delivery of 19 modern, three-section Electric Multiple Units for the Provinces: Małopolskie, Świętokrzyskie, Podkarpackie and Śląskie.
Signing a contract with PKP Intercity for modernising twenty SM42 series diesel locomotives.
INSPIRO manufactured at NEWAG started carrying passengers of the 1st line of the Warsaw metro.
On December 5, 2013, NEWAG S.A successfully launched its IPO at the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Electric Locomotives Manufacturing Plan,
Branch in Gliwice
On 30 March 1899 in Gliwice, the Railway Management purchased a vast investment area from the municipality.Located right next to the forest, this area was marked off for the construction of the Locomotive Workshops. On 21 June 1901 the architectural design was approved.
The Royal Railway Locomotive Workshops (Königliche Eisenbahn — Lokomotivwerkstätte) were commissioned on October 1st, 1904. In those days, they were one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in Germany. The Workshops employed 230 people at that time. Soon, this number increased to 450 and, just before the outbreak of the World War I, the Workshops employed over 800people.
The year 1922 brought a the plebiscite and division of Upper Silesia, and the Workshops remained within the borders of Germany under the name of Reichsbahn — Ausbesserungswerk, later to be changed to Lokwerk.
Until 1939 the company continued to develop, eventually employing over 2,400. At this time more than 60 repairs of different types of steam locomotives were being made per month.
During World War II, the Workshops employed 4,000 people, mostly forced labourers and prisoners of a branch of Auschwitz . In this period MRO operations, routine and accident repairs of 120 steam locomotives were made per month.
On September 17th, the repair plant was opened under the name Main Steam Locomotives Plant (Glowne Zaklady Parowozowe). On 14 July 1962, repairs to the first electric locomotive EU04-11 were completed.
The plant completed repairs on its hundredth electric locomotive. In autumn 1970 repairs of steam locomotives were discontinued, and at the beginning of 1971 the company Zaklady Naprawcze Lokomotyw Elektrycznych (Electric Locomotive Repair Works) was founded; the company still operates under this name. In February of the same year the repairs on the plant’sthousandth locomotive were completed.
At the end of March 1995 the company was transformed into a sole-shareholder company of the State Treasury.
In 1999 the company TEAM (Technics Engineering Architecture Marketing) became the majority shareholder of Zaklady Naprawcze Lokomotyw Elektrycznych.
In September 2008, the company NEWAG from Nowy Sacz became the majority shareholder of Zaklady Naprawcze Lokomotyw Elektrycznych.
On February 20th, 2013 the company changed its name to Newag Gliwice S.A. In August 2013 the first Polish multi-system electric locomotive, Griffin, was designed and produced from the ground up.