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Aramine puts down roots in central Europe with new subsidiary in Poland, after Mexico, Niger, Burkina and Armenia

Aramine, a leading player in the underground mining industry for over 45 years, has announced the opening of its new subsidiary in Poland. After Mexico, Niger, Burkina and Armenia, this strategic expansion it says demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to meet the proximity needs of its international customers and to strengthen its presence in the European market. 

Aramine Poland will be led by Piotr Bakowski, an expert in the mining sector for almost 20 years. Immersed in the mining industry from an early age thanks to his father, he opened his own company F.H.U. ATLAS in 2012 and supplies major mines such as ZGH Boleslaw and KGHM with spare parts, while also providing maintenance and repair services. 

“As a loyal Aramine customer for almost 10 years, it is natural that his experienced profile and in-depth knowledge of the Polish market has seduced us. We have great confidence in Mr Bakowski and are convinced that he will provide Aramine Poland with the necessary energy for sustainable growth and long-term success in the region,” said Christophe Melkonian, Aramine Co-President. 

The new subsidiary, located in Przemkow, has 200 m2 of office space and nearly 500 m2 of workshop and storage. The company will manage local stock and a team of technicians who will work with neighbouring mines, remanufacture machines and components and ultimately assemble the Aramine machines.

Beyond creating local jobs, Aramine says it promotes the transfer of its skills, innovations and technical knowledge within its Polish subsidiary. It adds: “Aramine Poland will therefore, within a short periodoffer the full range of the company’s products and services and will be active on a territory that will certainly not be limited to its country of establishment. Indeed, Poland was chosen for its central geographical position in Europe, its active economy and its growing market. With its good transport infrastructure, Poland is a strategic place for export to other countries of the European Union and beyond.”

It adds that the opening of this subsidiary is an important step in the French company’s expansion strategy, allowing Aramine to establish closer relationships with existing customers in Eastern Europe and to explore new business opportunities. 

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