I am very surprised and amazed by what I can see here. I used to work here from 1948 to 1990.
First, I was an apprentice, then an employee and later a vocational instructor. I worked as a vocational instructor for 30 years. But since I retired in 1990, this plant has changed dramatically. It is incredible how beautiful it looks. I admire this production hall. And where are the people? In the past, the whole groups moved around the plant and it was very noisy, and now, it is quiet, I can’t see any people but the work is going at full speed, said Eugeniusz Cietrzewski, who visited the plant on Friday, November 29, 2013.
Mr Zbigniew Konieczek, NEWAG’s President of the Board, welcomed all the guests.
The year of 2013 and NEWAG’s launching its IPO at the stock exchange is the time when we must summarise some issues, look back and think about those who, among others, have contributed to it, said NEWAG ‘s President. We have decided that people who often worked here all their lives, those who have built it, should be able to see for themselves what has happened to their efforts. We want them to visit their old workplaces, to see how we operate, to see some new technology and to feel appreciated.
Nearly 400 retired employees of NEWAG (formerly ZNTK) accepted the invitation from the President, Zbigniew Konieczek and Vice President Wiesław Piwowar. They listened to the presentation about Newag’s present day and plans for the future with great interest and emotion. Former employees could not recognise their places of work.
I am simply shocked that everything here is so neat and tidy and that one can work here as if one were at home, in one’ s room. It is so clean here, so beautiful. I’m shocked that when I worked here, Mr Konieczek was just a normal employee but now he has managed to do so much, said Stanisława Michalik, who used to work at ZNTK from 1950 to 1972.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Mr Konieczek thanked all the former employees for their work and contribution to the history of the company.