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  • 1846

    Hipolit Cegielski opens a small hardware store in Poznań

    Hipolit Cegielski – Polish philologist, industrialist, social activist, journalist and politician. Initially offering farming tools, his store soon developed into a small factory producing agricultural tools and machinery.

  • 1921

    Production of freight cars launched

    Expanding the scope of its industrial operations, the factory started manufacturing freight cars: at first, coal wagons and cars for transporting rails, and later special-purpose vehicles, e.g. rail cars refrigerated with dry ice, mail vans, or tanks.

  • 1926

    The firstTy-23 heavy freight steam locomotive leaves the factory

    164 such machines were produced by 1932. Starting from 1929-1930, Ty-23 units were produced with mechanical stokers (for coal feeding), which was a completely new solution in Europe.

  • 1928

    Production of passenger cars launched

    Production of rolling stock becomes the company's main point of focus. 1930 marked the production of the 100th passenger rail car. The factory manufactured 10 customized restaurant cars for a Paris-based client.

  • 1934

    The first self-propelled Lux-torpeda rail car leaves the factory

    The factory's portfolio is enriched with rail cars powered by 150 HP engines. The world-class revolutionary Lux-torpeda covered the distance between Poznań and Warsaw in just 3 hours reaching speeds over 140 km/h.

  • 1937

    First lightweight E200 electric locomotives for the Warsaw Node

    In 1936, the first driving trailers and trailer vehicles were manufactured for electrically-driven units, followed by 4 lightweight electric locomotives in 1937. Additionally, 10 trams were produced for the Poznań Electric Railway.

  • 1946

    Establishment of Zakłady Przemysłu Metalowego H. Cegielski Poznań

    The post-war period brings reconstruction & development of the company. More than 500 rail cars were produced for PKP (Polish State Railways) in just 4 years' time. From 1950 to 1960, a total of 2846 different rail cars were manufactured for the USSR.

  • 1967

    Production of diesel and electric locomotives

    The production of prototypical 301D locomotive began. In 1970, series production of SP45 diesel locomotives was launched. Over the next years SP47 and SU46 diesel locomotives were manufactured, along with electric models: ET41, EU07 and EM10.

  • 1997

    H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych Sp. z o.o.

    After the company's reorganization, H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych Sp. z o.o. is established as an independent company of the H. Cegielski - Poznań S.A. group. We focus on railway vehicle production and modernization.

  • 2010

    FPS Sp. z o.o. is acquired by Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.

    Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu (Industrial Development Agency) acquires 100% shares of H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych Sp. z o.o. from H. Cegielski - Poznań S.A., becoming its sole owner.

H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych Sp. z o.o. is one of the oldest manufacturers of rolling stock.

The company’s current status has formed over more than a century, frequently being influenced by events that changed Poznań and the entire country. Throughout its history H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych has been a place of work for several generations of Poznań’s citizens and newcomers.

The first “Cegielski”-branded rail cars were manufactured in 1921. Production of steam locomotives began in 1926.

Since 1946, Fabryka Wagonów (i.e. Rail Car Factory, in 1967 renamed to Locomotive and Rail Car Factory), manufactured approximately: 13500 rail cars and 800 locomotives (main-line diesel and electric locomotives as well as shunting units).

Following a series of organizational changes in 1997, H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych Sp. z o.o. was founded on the grounds of the former Locomotive and Rail Car Factory, continuing rolling stock production and repair operations.

On 26 March 2010, 100% shares in H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych Sp. z o.o. were acquired by Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. which became the new sole owner of the company.

  • 7500

    rail cars were manufactured

    for the Soviet Union

    they withstood temperatures down to

  • The first diesel engine-driven rail car

    Lux-torpeda z


    covered the distance from Poznań to Warsaw in 3 hours at a maximum speed exceeding

  • 1930 r.


    of mountain steam locomotives

    for the Bulgarian Railways

    12 units
  • 1927 r.

    the first steam locomotive

    entirely designed and manufactured

    in Poland

  • brilliant

    Gustaw Bryling, Tomasz Gotojuch,

    Franciszek Tatara, Wiktor Wysłouch

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  • Clients
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  • Events
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