H. Cegielski - Poznań S.A is fulfilling the Customers` needs by delivering modern, reliable products such as high-pressure two-stroke engines applied in the drives of the ships, as well as radial air blowers, piston and impeller type compressors in the power stations and spare parts for all of the mentioned products. We also guarantee services as well as guarantee and post-guarantee servicing of our products. To realize this we dispose of appropriate technical solutions and well qualified human resources.
- Business Type:
- Industry Type:
- Energy - Bioenergy
- Market Focus:
- Globally (various continents)
- Year Founded:
H.Cegielski-Poznań S.A. (short name: HCP) is a company established in 1846 which has been producing energy almost since its beginning. As early as the end of the 19th century saw the company becoming a recognized manufacturer of steam engines. The technological development of the mid-20th century brought about the change of fuel from steam to diesel, which resulted in the implementation of a new product line. Despite profound changes of the business profile, HCP has continued to develop and remained focused on the energy generating facilities until today. For a long time HCP has been recognized as a worldwide quality leader in the sector of high-power diesel engines and power plants suppliers (from 3.5MW to 200.0MW). The current development orientation of the company includes power generation facilities with the use of different fuels, ranging from fossil fuels, such as all oil and natural gas, to renewable fuels, such as biomass and various types of waste.
HCP distinguishes itself from the competitors by comprehensive attitude towards delivery. Unlike others, it does not only focus on producing engines or other components, but also completes entire investments. Apart from delivering a full installation for power generation, it also provides advice on selecting a location, design and all construction works. After the implementation stage it conducts a continuous supervision over the process by a technical monitoring system and a preliminary supervision over the staff work.
A very advantageous feature of the company offer is a particularly efficient factory repair service which promptly responds to all requirements of the customers located at anywhere in the world. HCP helps customers by advising them to ensure high efficiency of installation performance. It also performs periodical checks.
HCP quality edge on competition is also based on its 168 years of steel machining tradition. It is mainly reflected by its engineering potential. HCP is renowned on the market for producing over 4 tonne and 896 mm diameter engine component with an incredible tolerance not exceeding 0.05 mm, by means of its extensive machine stock which includes over 1,200 specialist machining tools of different types. The exact and precise machining directly translate into the lifetime and parameters achieved by HCP facilities.
H.Cegielski-Poznań S.A. strategy adopted in 2009 envisages the first phase as the introduction of new products which thanks to HCP production and implementation potential will replace the marine engine production as dominant business area until 2008. Due to many similarities and experience of HCP group of companies, the dispersed and renewable energy market proved the most adequate one.
The assumptions of corporate product strategy are based on the analysis of significant process and technology features of the target market. The market of dispersed and renewable energy bears a serious resemblance to the existing market of HCP and it may be smoothly integrated with the organizational culture of the company. This market bears the following distinguishing characteristics:
- a typical market of investment assets;
- desired product lifetime is at least 5 years, however, quite often over 20 years;
- product and service quality are of utmost importance;
- product unit value: from EUR 4 million;
- investment implementation period: from 1 year to 4 years;
- competition: global (no logistics advantages), but small;
- buyer profile depends on the economy model; private sector in developed countries and public sector or state-owned companies in developing countries;
- both client and product require an extensive technological assistance.
Considering the above and the acquired procurement portfolio, HCP may certainly be described as well-established in the new, dynamically growing branch of economy, that is, dispersed and renewable energy industry. However, this does not mean that we stopped to look for new market areas which fit the above-mentioned model. HCP has already implemented the first offshore market orders. It closely cooperates with mining industry, as far as the production of mining facilities components is concerned.
To sum up, HCP strategy takes into account the company’s edge on competition based on its 150 years of experience in precision machining of large size metal components and implementing huge, complex investment projects worldwide.