On March 21, 2016 a group of Members of Parliament from Małopolska paid a visit to NEWAG S.A. in Nowy Sącz. Their visit marked the beginning of celebrations of NEWAG’s 140th anniversary and was also related to a recently published LUXTORPEDA 2.0 Plan prepared by Deputy Prime Minister Morawiecki.
During the meeting combined with a site tour of the Company’s manufacturing facilities, the guests could check for themselves the Company’s manufacturing potential and the portfolio of rail vehicles manufactured by NEWAG. The Board also presented the Company’s history, its greatest achievements focusing on major contracts signed in recent years as well as NEWAG’s growth potential and future plans.
Emphasizing the potential of the region of Małopolska, the Board also discussed the Plan for Responsible Development, drafted by Deputy Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, expressing its full approval for the goal of “Luxtorpeda 2.0” development programme, namely designing and manufacturing Polish urban mass transport vehicles. However, the Board raised the issue of the programme’s range which does not include Province of Małopolska. “The Province of Małopolska should be a part of the Luxtorpeda plan because it already is a Polish manufacturing and technology centre. We should utilise this potential,” said Zbigniew Konieczek, President of NEWAG S.A.
The visiting Members of Parliament declared their willingness for bipartisan cooperation in lobbying with the aim of including Małopolska in the Luxtorpeda 2.0. plan. The MPs who paid the visit to NEWAG included Barbara Bartuś, Andrzej Czerwiński, Jan Duda, Wiesław Janczyk, Józef Lassota, Józef Leśniak, Jerzy Meysztowicz, Arkadiusz Mularczyk, Anna Paluch, Marek Sowa and Senator Stanisław Kogut.