The organization named PROTEA Group was created by merging two companies that are suppliers of lifting equipment.
One of them is the Polish company PROTEA Sp. z o.o., the other is the German company AXXIA GmbH.
The AXXIA company was founded in 2006 on the basis of many years of experience of its founders in the manufacturing industry. Therefore, it can be concluded that today it is an enterprise with over 20 years of tradition.
The merger with AXXIA GmbH enabled PROTEA to enter the German market by fulfilling a kind of unwritten local content requirement. Thanks to the extensive experience of AXXIA GmbH, not only on the German market, but also worldwide, PROTEA has strengthened its position as a producer and supplier of modern solutions in the field of lifting equipment.
Both companies, despite merging into one organization called PROTEA Group, have retained their individuality, acting on the principle of complementarity and cooperation, under a joint Management Board.
AXXIA GmbH retained independence of operations while supplying resources from PROTEA Sp. z o.o. in the form of engineering support and increased production capabilities thanks to the Production Plant located in Ligota Górna near Kluczbork in Poland. Computer systems implemented from Poland for warehouse management and project supervision have also measurably improved the AXXIA‘s operations. At the same time, the company has kept its intimate, family character.
The core of AXXIA GmbH employees has consistently consisted of its founder, who, despite organizational changes, still supports the company with his knowledge and experience, Designers, Project Manager, Production Manager and several production workers performing the tasks of locksmiths and welders. Warehouse management is limited to current processed metallurgical materials, standardized parts and assembled components. The Office Manager watches over the organization of the company’s work and basic financial issues.
Meanwhile, the structure of PROTEA Sp. z o.o. is much more extensive, especially in the scope of production processes, which, in addition to the welding process, also include: production preparation (i.e. cutting of metallurgical materials) and surface corrosion protection performed at the Production Plant in Ligota Górna. The Assembly section is also expanded.
In addition, PROTEA Sp. z o.o. has a more developed administrative division, and above all, a separate organizational unit dealing with Business Development. This unit works closely with AXXIA GmbH, drawing on the experience of a German partner, and in return supporting it with its resources.
The developed Purchase and Logistics department, operating within the organizational structure of PROTEA Sp. z o.o., has become an opportunity for AXXIA GmbH to negotiate better financial and timely conditions for the materials delivered. Furthermore, the use of the rich experience of the PROTEA Quality Management Department allowed for smooth and trouble-free implementation in AXXIA in 2019 of the Quality Management System in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 standard.
It may therefore be concluded that both companies have undeniably benefited from the merger, and the organization thus created is strong with the strength of both partners.