Protea was founded in 2001 and from the very beginning the company's main focus has been providing cost effective but high quality equipment using Polish engineering expertise and facilities.
Protea initially targeted the Scandinavian market and in the first years of operation noticed a significant rise in orders. Therefore in 2004 Protea merged with an engineering company NTD Olesno. This merger further extended the company’s engineering capabilities, particularly in relation to the design of complex structures.
By developing successful business relationships with its customers, the company expanded rapidly with significant growth in its sales and profit. Protea obtained many international orders from such markets as Norway, Russia, European Union and Asia.
To reduce its reliance on subcontractors and to provide a more efficient service to its customers, Protea invested in a new manufacturing and assembly facility in Ligota Gorna near Kluczbork, Poland. This was opened in 2008 and had an annual fabrication capacity of 1,000 tons of machinery.
Protea made a rapid decision to invest further to expand its capacities to meet the growing demand. The factory was extended and the annual production capacity increased to 2000 tons of machinery. In 2012 Protea added a new assembly workshop to allow the indoor assembly of all the equipment. The assembly hall is 26m high and has added approximately 900 sq. m to Protea’s production facility.
In 2015 the first manufacturing hall was extended to make new space for specialized new production machinery.
Office building extention
Protea and Axxia join knowledge and technology
The integration of both companies is an opportunity for Protea to increase order numbers on German market and develop further industrial cranes product group. On the other hand Protea’s engineering and production capabilities will allow Axxia to extend products portfolio and solicit customers previously unavailable.
Comprehensive and professional service