About the company

Stilon S.A. is a renowned manufacturer and distributor of textile materials broadly used in the apparel, medical and motor industries, both in Poland and abroad. Combining over 65 years of tradition with modernity and investments in development has allowed the creation of top quality products, which meet the growing demands of the global market. We attach special attention to relations with clients and our cooperation is based on values such as: partnership, trust, reliability and credibility. This is our mission. 

  • Tradition and experience – we have been operating since 1951. Over decades, we have accumulated enormous experience and long-term achievements of our best specialists;  
  • Safety certificates – all our products hold the international Oeko-Tex certificate, which means that they are safe for people and the environment and can be successfully used in products for children; 
  • Production halls – to keep the highest quality of our products and appropriate working conditions, we have implemented our own cooling and moisture generation system in production halls;
  • Dynamic development – we strive to improve existing technologies and invest in excellent experts and state-of-the-art equipment. At present we occupy the leading position among yarn manufacturers and distributors in Europe;
  • Machinery – in recent years we have invested in very modern production machines, and thanks to this we can guarantee the stable quality and durability of our products as well as high flexibility of production and a quick response to our clients' requirements;
  • Quality Control Laboratory – we have our own quality control laboratory where we control the physical parameters of yarn and its dye absorption; 
  • Chemical Laboratory – we have our own chemical laboratory where we always check the quality of products before commencing the production; 
  • Environmentally-friendly activity – we have a consistent safety and environmental protection policy based on employee education and recycling of solid and liquid waste.

History of development

The beginnings -  1940s and 1950s <br><br>
The beginnings - 1940s and 1950s

It all started in 1946 when the first caprolactam was manufactured in Jelenia Góra. This is an organic chemical compound used in industrial production of polyamide fibres. Three years later, on 18 August, “Gorzowskie Zakłady Włókien Sztucznych w budowie” (Gorzów Artificial Plant Production under construction) was established pursuant to the decision of the Minister of Light Industry, with production officially starting on 7 July 1951. At the time, the plant had 700 employees.
Modernization – 1960s and 1970s <br><br>
Modernization – 1960s and 1970s

In 1966, a governmental decision was made to modernize the plant through the purchase of a licence. The production grew dynamically in the first half of the 1970s. The company was intensively extended and so was its capacity for the production of textile, technical and carpet silk. The range of products also became more diverse and the performance of fibres was modified. The production of magnetic tape for reel-to-reel audio tape recorders started then. Stilon became a modern company recognized among manufacturers of polyamide products in Poland and in Europe.
Transformation – 1980s and 1990s <br><br>
Transformation – 1980s and 1990s

Towards the end of the 1980s, Stilon was a multi-plant enterprise employing over 7500 people. The production involved huge assets, highly specialized technical services and a broad range of social activities. After 1989, the new political and economic situation forced the company\'s management to introduce organizational and structural changes. On 30 January 1992, the company was transformed into a company entirely owned by the State Treasury. Three years later, on 12 September, ZWCH Stilon S.A. shares were included in the National Investment Fund - II NFI. In the first quarter of 1996, employees received 15% of the company\'s shares (33% - II NFI; 27% - the remaining NFI; 25% - State Treasury). In 1998, the industrial group Rhodia and Nylstar became the majority of Stilon’s shareholders.
Property changes – the beginning of the 21st century
Property changes – the beginning of the 21st century
In 2003, ZWCH Stilon S.A. was divided into three parts. The production of textile fibres was continued at Stilon and the Nylstar company became the owner of this part of the plant. Supervision of the production of granulates and monofilaments was taken over by other Rhodia companies. The year 2008 was the time when further property changes took place. The Polish group of companies Martis became the owner of Stilon.
65 years of history <br><br><br>
65 years of history

Today, ZWCH Stilon S.A. is a company with over 65 years of history which have made Gorzów Wielkopolski a well-known industrial and cultural centre. It is owing to Zakłady Włókien Chemicznych Stilon that sports and recreation, cultural and educational centres were created in the city.