Important events

May 22, 1919 Approval of a statute of the company under the name "Locomotives Factory in Poland JSC" by Industry and Trade Minister and Treasury Minister

June 6, 1920 Signature of an agreement with government for a delivery of 1200 locomotives within 10 years. Name's change into "The First Factory of Locomotives in Poland JSC Plant in Chrzanów"

1921 - 1924 assembly, mechanical and forging shops in process of construction

April 7, 1924 delivery of the first freight steam locomotive, Tr 21 series, with 3-axle tender for The Polish Railways

November 5, 1925 manufacturing of steam locomotive number 100

January 23, 1926 first passenger steam locomotive for The Polish Railways (Os 24 series)

December, 1926 establishment of "Fablok" Athletic Society

June 9, 1927 manufacturing of steam locomotive number 200 (first steam locomotive , Ty 23 series)

October 5, 1927 visit of President of Poland - Ignacy Mościcki, Prof

October 20, 1928 manufacturing of steam locomotive number 300

December 31, 1928 first steam locomotive, Ok 22 series

June 18, 1930 manufacturing of steam locomotive number 400

June 15, 1931 first export steam locomotive for Bulgarian Railways

July 11, 1931 first narrow-gauge steam locomotive for Latvian Railways

February 27, 1932 Ceremony on the occasion of manufacturing of steam locomotive number 500. This steam locomotive was one of 12 steam locomotives of 141 CFM type for Society of French Railways in Marocco.

1932 Start of production of Pt 31 fast steam locomotive with power of 2000 HP and max. speed of 110 km/h, unaided elaborated by designers' team managed by Kazimierz Zembrzuski, Eng.

October 3, 1932 delivery of first mining locomotive, narrow-gauge, 2-axle, 2 DK type for "Brzeszcze" Coal Mine

1935 - 1936 Manufacturing of 5 electric locomotives, standard-gauge, 4-axle, EL 100 type, on the licence of Metropolitan Vickers company. These electric locomotives operated in Warsaw Railway Junction

1936 Manufacturing of 5 power cars for Polish Railways, with power of 250 HP, so-called "lux-torpeda", operating on railways lines: Cracow - Warsaw and Cracow - Zakopane, as the luxury fast trains

1937 Gold Medal at International Exhibition of Art and Technology in Paris for Pm 36 steam locomotive, applied for a lead of fast trains with weight of 300 ton and with speed of 140 km/h

1930 - 1939 Export of 70 steam locomotives in 6 types for Bulgaria, Latvia, Marocco and Soviet Union

1932 - 1939 manufacturing of 73 steam locomotives , standard- and narrow-gauge, with power of 40 ÷ 250 HP for railway, industry and mining

1939 - 1945 Attachment of company to the Association of German Locomotives Companies (Deutsche Lokomotiv - Vereinigung) during the Second World War. Production of narrow-gauge steam locomotives with power of 75 HP and R44 and R52 freight steam locomotives

February 21, 1945 manufacturing of first steam locomotive type Ty 42 for District Management of Polish Railways in Cracow after a liberation from German occupation
June 21, 1947 company's taking over by the State

September 15, 1948 entry of the company into TASKO Association of Railway Stock Industry in Poznań

1945 - 1963 Manufacturing of 1565 standard-gauge passenger, fast, freight, industrial steam locomotives (including 216 for export). Steam locomotives' types: Ty 42; Ty45; Ol 49; Pt 47; Tkt 48; WP; Tkh 49; "Śląsk"; IU; "Baziel". Export: Albania, Romania, Hungary, Korea, China, Vietnam, India

1947 - 1959 Manufacturing of 2015 narrow-gauge steam locomotives (including 972 for export) of the following types:"Ryś"; "Las"; "Hutnik"; Px 48 / Px 49; Kp 4; "Baziel"; Tw 47 / Tw 53; "Saranowo". Export: Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Soviet Union, Albania, Romania, China

April 23, 1959 Ceremonies of 35-years of a start of locomotives production connected with manufacturing of locomotive number 5 000. It was one of 30 fast steam locomotives type WP for Indian Railways with power of 1800 HP, rail gauge of 1676 mm.

1948 - 1993 Total production of diesel locomotives was 5402, with power of 40 ÷ 1200 HP including 37 locomotives for export to Marocco. Locomotives types: Ls-40; Ls-60; Ls-75; Ls-150; WLs-150; Ls-300; Ls-750H; 401Da; 6D; 101D; 411D

1962 production start of tram gears

1963 production end of steam locomotives

1963 production start of Ls-800/6D diesel locomotive, with power of 800 HP with electrical transmission

1961 - 1965 production start of braking system components of OERLIKON system on a base of licence bought in 1959

1963 production start of Ls-750 locomotives, with power of 750 HP with hydraulic transmission

May, 1968 reactivating of FABLOK set of Polish Tourist Country-Lovers' Association

1968 - 1970 purchase of a licence and production start of brake shoe adjusters type DRVA according to the Swedish SAB system

1970 production start of Ls-800/101D locomotives with heating boiler, applied for a lead of light passenger trains

1971 production start of Ls-350/401Da diesel locomotives with electrical transmission

1973 - 1975 manufacturing of 37 locomotives of Ls-800/6D-M type for Marocco

March, 1974 Order of the Banner of Labour on the occasion of 50-years of production start. Solemn concert under the direction of Jerzy Michotek

1975 production start of self-propelled gadding cars for mining of non-ferrous metals ore

1976 production start of diesel locomotives of own design, type 411D , with power of 1200 HP, applied for Polish Railways for heavy shunting works

September 1, 1977 Extension of production profile and name's change into "Factory of Building Machinery and Locomotives BUMAR-FABLOK". Taking over of the factory by BUMAR Association of Building Machinery Industry in Warsaw

December, 1977 prototype manufacturing and start of production of mechanical excavator type KU-1207, with bucket capacity of 1.2 m3

October 16, 1978 Manufacturing of 2 prototypes of PS-253 chassises for cranes with lifting capacity of 25 ton. Production start of chassises for export to Soviet Union

1980 Production start of DS-0253T road cranes with lifting capacity of 25 ton basing on a co-operation with Cranes Factory in Nikopol, Ukraine (rotary part) and with Factory of Building Machinery FAMABA in Głogów (telescopic jib)

June, 1980 Golden Medal at The 52-nd International Fair in Poznań for Hydros T-253 crane

March 31, 1984 ceremonies on the occasion of 60-years of company's production start

1988 production start of DST-0281 crane with lifting capacity of 28 ton

1990 production start of hydraulic telescopic jibs for cranes with lifting capacity of 28 ton

1990 production start of transportation platforms with load capacity of 1.5 ÷ 10 ton

December, 1991 transformation of the company into the State Owned Company

1993 production start of welded steel constructions for the German company

1994 manufacturing of a prototype of DST-0285 road crane with lifting capacity of 28 ton

1994 manufacturing of 2 prototypes of POT-0321 transportable crane with lifting capacity of 3.1 tones

June 14, 1995 Show of old steam locomotives at Main Railway Station in Warsaw, on the occasion of 150-years of railway on the Polish area. Our famous Pm 36 fast steam locomotive led this show and our two steam locomotives: Ok22 and Ty45 also participated in this show.

September, 1995 the company was included in the VII-th Kazimierz Wielki State Investment Fund

1996 production start of welded steel constructions for the next German potentate

1999 production start and sale of welded subassemblies for mobile crane with lifting capacity of 40t for the German company

April, 1999 obtainment of ISO 9001 certificate

1999 production start and sale of welded subassemblies for mobile crane with lifting capacity of 40t for the German company

May 28, 1999 ceremonies on the occasion of 80-years of Fablok with the participation of Dr. Eng. Janusz Steinhoff

2000 Production start and sale of the first welded sub-assemblies for mobile cranes with lifting capacity of 75t and 100t for the well-known German company.
Start of export of the welded beams for special freight cars to Austria.

September 12, 2001 Signature of the agreement concerning forming of "Fablok" Employees' Joint Stock Company and registration in court

October 25, 2001 Production start and sale of the first welded structures sub-assemblies for mobile cranes with lifting capacity of 30t and 100t and sub-assemblies for crawler crane for the next German potentate in crane production.
Certificate obtainment of Association of American Railroads (AAR) authorizing for production and delivery of locomotive's and car's axles for the US market.

June, 2002 decision of UIC Sub-commission concerning official certification extension for distributor valve Est3f till 2010.

March 5, 2003 Obtainment of "certificate confirming qualifications for welding process of rail vehicles and elements of rail vehicles" from SLV Saarbrücken.

March 21, 2003 Visit of Jerzy Hausner deputy prime minister.

March 26, 2003 Purchase of 60% of controlling shares of Bumar-Fablok JSC by "FABLOK" - Employees' Joint Stock Company from the VII-th State Investment Fund.

March 31, 2003 Transfer of "Bumar-Fablok" Joint Stock Company shares ownership to Fablok Employees' Joint Stock Company.

October 2003 Start of co-operation within the delivery of frames for tank cars.

December 17, 2003 Signature of agreement with LHS Ltd Company in Zamość, dependent company on Polish State Railways Joint Stock Company, concerning modernization of 2 diesel locomotives ST44 type, appropriated for the operation on metallurgic- line on wide track.

April 2004 monograph publication "Fablok in Chrzanów".

June, 2004 Jubilee of 85-years of Company's existence and 80-years of production of the first freight steam-locomotive type TR21 built totally in the Factory.

March 18, 2005 Two modernized diesel locomotives type ST44 with power of 3000HP have been handed over to our customer - Linia Hutnicza Szerokotorowa in Zamość. These locomotives are the most powerful and the most modern diesel locomotives for line transport on the Polish tracks.

June 2006 – starting-up the production of the wheelsets for freight wagons with monoblock wheels.

November 2006
distinction in the production and service organization category in the Little Poland Quality Reward VIII 2006 Edition after Provincial Marshal of Little Poland patron.

August 2007 obtainment of the TSI Certificates for the chosen interoperation elements of one of the subsystem of trans - european  railway system. Wheelset certification.

Mai 2008 obtainment of the TSI Certificates for the chosen interoperation elements of one of the subsystem of trans - european  railway system. Components of the braking system certification.

June 2008 obtainment of the UIC certificate for the MBF-01A braking unit of Bumar - Fablok production.

September 2008 obtainment of the TSI Certificates for the chosen interoperation elements of one of the subsystem of trans - european  railway system. Brake shoe adjuster certification.

February 2008 25% of blocks of Bumar - Fablok's shares have been bought from the State Treasury.

March 2009 – the merger of the Fabryka Maszyn Budowalnych i Lokomotyw “Bumar Fablok” S.A (Factory of Building Machinery and Locomotives “Bumar Fablok” Joint Stock Company) and "FABLOK" PRACOWNICZA Spółka Akcyjna ( Fablok Workers Joint Stock Company).

March 2009 – handing over the first out of four modernized locomotives ST 44 series 3100 to Pol-Miedź Trans Company.

3 April 2009 – the register of  Pierwsza Fabryka Lokomotyw w Polsce “Fablok” S.A as a new name of the company (First Factory of Locomotives in Poland “Fablok” Joint Stock Company) .

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