Seco/Warwick shortlisted for Hidden Champion title


‘Hidden Champion of the Year’ is a title granted to companies that effectively develop in the international environment. The elite of Hidden Champions constitute companies that have Polish roots, develop their services in various parts of the world, and have succeeded in business. These are also often companies that specialize in services for other companies and not end consumer, hence they are not known to a statistical Pole.

“Maintaining leader’s position in the global market with strong competition and within Industry 4.0 framework remains feasible thanks to continuous investments in technologies. Such strategy guarantees meeting requirements of world-class producers of aerospace and automotive industries, which are our main clients. The Seco/Warwick’s nomination to the Hidden Champion award is important to us as it confirms our business mission and a token of recognition of our development in the international environment. It also honors a team of hundreds of experts worldwide without whom the global success and maintaining competitive advantage would have not been possible,” said Paweł Wyrzykowski, CEO of Seco/Warwick Group.

“Seco/Warwick belongs to an elite but growing number of Polish companies, which succeeded globally. It impresses with determination and innovation, successfully competing with international business rivals. Within the metal heat-processing business, Seco/Warwick is a brand leader. However, it isn’t known to many people, which is the source of the title of ‘hidden champion.’ Companies such as Seco/Warwick play a vital role in Polish economy: They increase export, create positive image of Polish products abroad, and innovate. At the same time, they support local communities creating work places,” said Michał H. Mrożek, CEO of HSBC Bank Polska.

Nomination to “Hidden Champion of the Year” is yet another recognition the company has received this year. In May, Seco/Warwick received The Diamond of Forbes, joining an elite group of most dynamically growing companies which substantially increased their value in the last three years. Seco/Warwick — creator and leader in metal heat-processing technologies — has also received the title of Production Company of the Year for the expert knowledge, innovative technologies, and solutions in production sector as well as dynamic growth.

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