Once upon a time, Warsaw’s Wola district began its career in industry. In 1833, Sebastian Bańkowski, a craftsman, constructed a boiler workshop at ul. Kolejowa street.
“Borman i Szwede” rebought the workshop in 1882 and then expanded the factory and started producing agricultural machinery (won a prize at the world exhibition in Paris), heating boilers, traction engines and accessories.
In 1920, the plant hiring 300 workers was rebought by “Warszawska Spółka Akcyjna Budowy Parowozów” – a joint-stock company dealing with construction of steam locomotives. That moment marked the beginning of a period of dynamic development of the works. Shortly thereafter there were about 1800 workers, whose job included in particular overhauling steam locomotives. In 1933, the workers rebought the factory from the current owners and two years later the works were acquired by Spółka Akcyjna Wielkich Pieców i Zakładów Ostrowieckich – a joint-stock company producing blast furnaces. The primary consumer was the Polish State Railways and the factory also started exporting narrow-gauge steam locomotives and boilers for them to the Soviet Union and Turkey.
The development of the works was put to a complete halt at the time of German occupation during WW2. The facility was destroyed in 90% during the Warsaw Uprising, thus sharing the fate of Warsaw and its citizens.
Its reconstruction commenced as early as in January 1945 and just six months later the manufacturing was launched.
In 1949, the factory was renamed “Warszawskie Zakłady Budowy Urządzeń Przemysłowych” – Warsaw Industrial Equipment Production Plant. At that time it manufactured tower cranes, heating boilers and belt conveyors.
The business name was changed to “Warszawskie Zakłady Budowy Urządzeń Przemysłowych im. Ludwika Waryńskiego” (‘Ludwik Waryński’ Warsaw Industrial Equipment Production Plant) in 1952 and a year later the factory kicked off the production of excavators based on documentation borrowed from the Soviet Union.
Both the manufacturing and the export of excavators recorded continual growth in late 1960s.
At the time of the Polish People’s Republic, Waryński participated in the reconstruction of the capital city and the whole country by manufacturing machinery and equipment necessary for earthworks and construction works.
In 1991, Zakłady Koparek i Hydrauliki Bumar-Waryński (Bumar-Waryński Excavator and Hydraulics Factory) was converted into a joint-stock company named Bumar-Waryński S.A.
Because the offer was no longer competitive on the market, the production of construction machinery under the Waryński brand ended in 2001.
On 31 January 2011, the company was renamed Waryński S.A. Holding Group.
Following a few years of transformations, the manufacturing business was finally closed in the first half of 2012, while the company’s activities focused on property development and real estate management.
31 December – construction of EQ completed, building put into service and commercialisation process finished.