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About the company

We are the leading producer of frozen French fries in Central and Eastern Europe.

Mission and vision

What we do, we do well. What we do well, we can probably do better TOGETHER.

We are the leading producer of potato products. We come up to our clients’ expectations. We respect our employees, partners and clients. We care for the environment.

Company history

The history of our company is over 20 years of hard work and continuous improvement of production and management processes to meet the high demands of our clients and to realize business objectives in a responsible manner.

1993

Following an agreement between two Dutch producers of potato products, Farm Frites and Aviko, Farm Frites Poland SA was founded. The construction of the plant in Lębork commenced in November 1993.

In December 1993, an agricultural farm covering approx. 4000 hectares of arable land located in Damnica Gmina and Główczyce Gmina was taken over from the local state-owned farm. On its premises, Farm Frites Poland Dwa was established to handle and manage potato breeding for the purposes of the plant to be built.

1994

In Autumn 1994, the plant was opened and the production of French fries was launched. At first, the company employed 80 staff members, including some specialists from the Netherlands who were responsible for the implementation of international standards of production and training of their Polish successors. The production capacity of the plant was 40.000 tons of fries per year. Mr E.C. Lehmann-Bärenklau was appointed the Chairman of the Board and the Managing Director who holds this position to date.

1995-2003

This is a period of increasing production capacity and employment level, as well as of implementing quality (ISO 9002 and HACCP in 1998) and environment (ISO 14001 in 2001) management systems.

2004

In July, the potato pancakes line was launched. It was the first project of this type in Eastern Europe.

In August, FFP was awarded the Lębork Lion, in gratitude for its openness to the problems of the local community demonstrated through actions taken for the benefit of, among others, sportspeople, the hospital, the Fire Service and the establishment of the Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children.

In October, the results of the Employer- Safe Work Organiser Competition were announced. Our Company was ranked second.

2005

In February, Mr E.C. Lehmann-Bärenklau, the President & CEO of FFP, was awarded the Gold Cross of Merit. The distinction was awarded upon request of the authorities of Lębork in recognition of our Company’s Managing Director’s invaluable contribution towards the social and economic development of our town.

2006

As of July 1st , the Aviko and Farm Frites sales and marketing departments were excluded from the FFP organisational structure. The shareholders’ decision on the reorganization of the company was the effect of changing market conditions due to ongoing processes of markets being united within Europe, and development of distribution channels. Since that day, our company’s sole responsibility has been the production of French fries. The functions related to sales and marketing were transferred to independent trade offices being the Polish branches of our shareholders’ companies, i.e. Farm Frites and Aviko. McDonald’s restaurant chain was still our key client.

2007

The summer was the witness of the largest investment in the plant since its construction. About 70% of the production line devices and equipment were replaced, which significantly increased the line’s capacity.  

2010

The ISO9001 standard was replaced by ISO22000, which, like its predecessor, confirmed that our company met the highest standards of food safety. 

2011

In July, the third production line was opened and this time it was the potato flakes line. The idea to introduce the additional line was the effect of growing demand for this product on the European market. To produce potato flakes, short fries and undersized potatoes, not suitable for the production of long fries, are utilised.

2014

We celebrated the 20th anniversary of our company. It was an excellent opportunity to celebrate with those without whom our success would not be possible: our employees, business partners and residents of Lebork.

Farm Frits kadr

2018

There has been a change in the position of President & CEO. E.C. Lehmann-Baerenklau, after almost 25 years of work for FFP, was replaced by Adam Klasa - long-time employee and COO.

 

Currently

We employ over 200 people. Annually we process over 200.000 tonnes of potatoes. We permanently improve the production technology, management processes and we aim to reduce the consumption of water, gas and electricity, we support our employees and respond to the needs of the local community. We are happy that our efforts are appreciated and rewarded.

Rewards

We are glad that our hard work on the highest quality of products, as well as our involvement in activities aimed at the environment, employees and local inhabitants are appreciated, what is proved by numerous rewards.

Pearl of Quality International

Given to us in 2017 for the highest quality of management standards.

Employer- Organizer of safe work

Received in 2017 for taking the second place in the Pomeranian edition of the competition "Employer - Organizer of Safe Work", organized by the National Labor Inspectorate, in the category of medium-sized company.

Golden Laurel of the Pomeranian Quality Award

Given in February 2017 by the Chief Technical Organization in Gdansk, in the category of medium-sized enterprise.

Philanthropist of the Year 2016 in District of Lębork

The award given by the Regional Youth Center in Lebork.

Healthy employee, healthy company

Reward given in 2016 by the organization „Employers of Poland” in category of medium-sized enterprise.

Leaders of Philanthropy

Third place in a category ʺThe company which in the past year gave to charity the highest percentage of its income before tax”.

The Quality Award

Granted in 2015 in gratitude for the high quality of products supplied to McDonald's.

Certificate of the Lębork Land

Given in recognition of 20 years of FFP in Lębork

Our Good from Pomerania

The first place in the category of food processing industry in 2013.

Silver Fox

The award given to E.C. Lehmann-Bärenklau, President & CEO, by McDonald's in 2013.

Predictable Competitive Pricing Award

The award given by McDonald's Europe in 2013.

Certificate of the Lębork Land

Special Award given to us in 2009 in gratitude for being active in the local community.

Lębork Lion

Honourable award of the City Council in Lębork given in 2004 , in gratitude for its openness to the problems of the local community demonstrated through actions taken for the benefit of, among others, sportspeople, the hospital, the Fire Service and the establishment of the Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children.

Certificates

We constantly aims for guarantee of the highest quality of products. At the same time we care for the environment as well as for health and safety of our employees, what is confirmed by the most important certificates held and regularly renewed by the company.

Standard FSSC 22000

Issued in December 2017 by AiB. It guarantees that FFP meets the specific requirements of the most demanding customers, such as distributors, retail clients and business customers from the catering sector.

Environmental Protection Management - EN - ISO 14001:2004

Issued by Lloyd's Register in July 2001 and regularly renewed after the external audit. Helps to better manage the company's impact on natural environment and to pursue an efficient environment protection policy.

Health and Safety Management - BS OHSAS 18001:2007

Certificate issued in June 2017 by Lloyd's Register LRQA. This confirms that our company has established and applies a quality system of health and safety in line with the international  standard BS OHSAS 18001:2007.

Cosher Certificate

It confirms that our French fries, pancakes and falkes are produced in accordance with the requirements of the Jewish religion.

Halal Certificate

It confirms that French fries, pancakes and flakes produced by FFP meet the requirements of the Muslim religion.

RSPO Standard

Certificate issued in July 2015 by TUV Nord. Confirms that palm oil used for production comes from sustainable plantations managed in a way that does not impoverish the natural environment or adversely affect local people.

Clients

We are proud to be the producers of frozen potato products for such leading brands as McDonald’s, Farm Frites and Aviko.

  • McDonald's
  • The largest network of fast food restaurants in the world
  • FFP’s client since 1995
  • We supply about 750 restaurants in 10 countries
  • Farm Frites
  • Founder and shareholder of Farm Frites Poland
  • Family company founded in1971
  • Employs 1800 people in 40 countries
  • Aviko
  • Founder and shareholder of Farm Frites Poland
  • Founded in 1962 roku by 32 farmers
  • Brand present in 100 countries on all continents

Adam Klasa

President & CEO

Adam Klasa

Mr. Klasa has been connected with FFP since 1994. From 1997 to 2006 he managed the maintenance department. Untill the end of 2017 he held the position of COO and Member of the Management Board. Since January 2018 President and CEO.He graduated from the Department of Machinery Construction in the Technical University of Gdańsk, and in 2006 he completed Master of Business Administration studies at the Gdańsk Foundation of Management Development.  He says that working at FFP gives him the opportunity of permanent professional development, cooperation with the best, both within the company and in the whole sector, and to accomplish his passion in life.

 

 

Rafał Reszka

Vice-President & CFO

Rafał Reszka

He has been working for FFP since 1996. Connected with the finance department, from the beginning he had held the positions of: Senior Accountant, Factory Controller, Chief Financial Officer. Since August 2015 he has been holding the position of Vice-President and CEO Deputy. Also he still keeps the position of Chief Financial Officer. He graduated in Management from the Technical University of Gdańsk and completed Master of Business Administration studies at the prestigious University of Illinois. The features he values in his co-workers are frankness and common sense but no shortcuts.

 

 

Grażyna Nowak-Połomska

Company Development & McDonald's Business Unit Director

Grażyna Nowak-Połomska

She started her professional career as a researcher at the Gdańsk University of Technology at the Faculty of Chemistry, where she obtained a PhD in chemistry and food technology.
She started working at Farm Frites Poland in 1995 as Quality Management Manager. Since 2010 she has held the position of Company Development & McDonald's Business Unit Director.
At the Farm Frites corporation, she is Quality & Sustainability Global McDonald's Business Director.
She is a member of the Supervisory Board at the Ronald McDonald Foundation in Poland. She believes that the opportunity to be an active member of the Ronald McDonald Foundation and helping needy children is not only a beautiful gesture, but also a great privilege.

Dorota Markiewicz-Kubik

HR Director

Dorota Markiewicz-Kubik

Mrs. Markiewicz-Kubik has been working at FFP since 1999, initially in the finance department. She then moved and has managed HR department since 2002, since March 2012 as HR Director. She graduated from the Department of Management at the University of Gdańsk. This was later followed by postgraduate studies in Human Resource Management, employees appraisal system and Master of Business Administration at Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development. Work at FFP gives her a chance for continuous professional and personal development, close contact with people and self-actualization. She loves travelling and skiing. Her priorities in life are, however, three exceptional men: husband Przemek and two sons.

Małgorzata Szeląg

CFO Deputy

Małgorzata Szeląg

He has been working at FFP since 2004. Connected with the finance department: initially as Chief Accountant, in years 2013-2017 as Finance Department Manager. Since February 2018 she has been holding the position of CFO Deputy.

Dariusz Wierzbicki

Director Associate IT Department

Dariusz Wierzbicki

He has been working at FFP since 2002, beginning in the position of IT Manager and currently (since 2008) as Director Associate IT Department. He is responsible for IT technology strategy and development planning and for the systematic functioning of IT infrastructure in the company. He graduated from the Department of Electric in the Technical University of Gdańsk, and completed Master of Business Administration at Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development. His past work experience inludes employment in one of the first Polish computer companyies, Computer Studio Kajkowski and at Coca-Cola and Nokia. The IT Department, which he manages, won an award in the contest for the best computerized company in Poland organized by Teleinfo for two consecutive years, in 2005 and 2006. In 2008 he received the "Media Spotlight Award" from QAD.

 

Jarosław Wańkowicz

Raw Material Supply Chain Director

Jarosław Wańkowicz

He graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań and MBA studies at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdansk. He started working ar Farm Frites Poland SA in 2001 as an Agronomist, then Potato Logistics Specialist and Potato Procurement Manager. In 2003 he moved to Farm Frites Poland Dwa where he started working as Financial Controller. After four years of work he took over the position of General Manager. Until the end of 2017 he combined his duties at Farm Frites Poland Dwa with the function of Potato Procurement Director at Farm Frites Poland. Since 2018 he has been connected only to FFP as Raw Material Supply Chain Director. At work he appreciates the opportunity to take on new challenges and their implementation in the professional group, which is a source of personal development and satisfaction.



Jarosław Karolik

Plant Manager

Jarosław Karolik

He has been connected with FFP since 1994. As one of the first employees, he co-created the team that participated in the launch of the plant. Until 2009, he managed the Packaging Department. Then for 9 years he managed the Maintenance Department and the Waste Water Treatment Plant. From February 2018 he has held the position of Plant Manager. He graduated from the Mechanical Faculty of the College of Engineering in Koszalin.
Working with a team of professionals gives him satisfaction and the opportunity for self-fulfillment and professional development.

Mr. Klasa has been connected with FFP since 1994. From 1997 to 2006 he managed the maintenance department. Untill the end of 2017 he held the position of COO and Member of the Management Board. Since January 2018 President and CEO.He graduated from the Department of Machinery Construction in the Technical University of Gdańsk, and in 2006 he completed Master of Business Administration studies at the Gdańsk Foundation of Management Development.  He says that working at FFP gives him the opportunity of permanent professional development, cooperation with the best, both within the company and in the whole sector, and to accomplish his passion in life.

 

 

He has been working for FFP since 1996. Connected with the finance department, from the beginning he had held the positions of: Senior Accountant, Factory Controller, Chief Financial Officer. Since August 2015 he has been holding the position of Vice-President and CEO Deputy. Also he still keeps the position of Chief Financial Officer. He graduated in Management from the Technical University of Gdańsk and completed Master of Business Administration studies at the prestigious University of Illinois. The features he values in his co-workers are frankness and common sense but no shortcuts.

 

 

She started her professional career as a researcher at the Gdańsk University of Technology at the Faculty of Chemistry, where she obtained a PhD in chemistry and food technology.
She started working at Farm Frites Poland in 1995 as Quality Management Manager. Since 2010 she has held the position of Company Development & McDonald's Business Unit Director.
At the Farm Frites corporation, she is Quality & Sustainability Global McDonald's Business Director.
She is a member of the Supervisory Board at the Ronald McDonald Foundation in Poland. She believes that the opportunity to be an active member of the Ronald McDonald Foundation and helping needy children is not only a beautiful gesture, but also a great privilege.

Mrs. Markiewicz-Kubik has been working at FFP since 1999, initially in the finance department. She then moved and has managed HR department since 2002, since March 2012 as HR Director. She graduated from the Department of Management at the University of Gdańsk. This was later followed by postgraduate studies in Human Resource Management, employees appraisal system and Master of Business Administration at Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development. Work at FFP gives her a chance for continuous professional and personal development, close contact with people and self-actualization. She loves travelling and skiing. Her priorities in life are, however, three exceptional men: husband Przemek and two sons.

He has been working at FFP since 2004. Connected with the finance department: initially as Chief Accountant, in years 2013-2017 as Finance Department Manager. Since February 2018 she has been holding the position of CFO Deputy.

He has been working at FFP since 2002, beginning in the position of IT Manager and currently (since 2008) as Director Associate IT Department. He is responsible for IT technology strategy and development planning and for the systematic functioning of IT infrastructure in the company. He graduated from the Department of Electric in the Technical University of Gdańsk, and completed Master of Business Administration at Gdańsk Foundation for Management Development. His past work experience inludes employment in one of the first Polish computer companyies, Computer Studio Kajkowski and at Coca-Cola and Nokia. The IT Department, which he manages, won an award in the contest for the best computerized company in Poland organized by Teleinfo for two consecutive years, in 2005 and 2006. In 2008 he received the "Media Spotlight Award" from QAD.

 

He graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań and MBA studies at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdansk. He started working ar Farm Frites Poland SA in 2001 as an Agronomist, then Potato Logistics Specialist and Potato Procurement Manager. In 2003 he moved to Farm Frites Poland Dwa where he started working as Financial Controller. After four years of work he took over the position of General Manager. Until the end of 2017 he combined his duties at Farm Frites Poland Dwa with the function of Potato Procurement Director at Farm Frites Poland. Since 2018 he has been connected only to FFP as Raw Material Supply Chain Director. At work he appreciates the opportunity to take on new challenges and their implementation in the professional group, which is a source of personal development and satisfaction.



He has been connected with FFP since 1994. As one of the first employees, he co-created the team that participated in the launch of the plant. Until 2009, he managed the Packaging Department. Then for 9 years he managed the Maintenance Department and the Waste Water Treatment Plant. From February 2018 he has held the position of Plant Manager. He graduated from the Mechanical Faculty of the College of Engineering in Koszalin.
Working with a team of professionals gives him satisfaction and the opportunity for self-fulfillment and professional development.

Contact and register data.

Contact data:
Farm Frites Poland SA
ul. Abrahama 13
84-300 Lębork
tel. 59 862 91 00
fax 59 862 91 39
e-mail: office@ffp.pl

Registered at the District Court for Gdańsk-Północ, 8th Commercial Division of the National Business Register under the number 0000152098
Management Board: Adam Klasa - President of the Board, Rafał Reszka – Vice-President of the Board
Amount of share capital:  PLN 49 225 932,41, paid in total
Tax Identification Number (NIP):  PL 5260017951
Statistic Identification Number (REGON):  010445786

Banks:

BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.:
PLN: 35 1600 1303 1847 9567 8000 0001
EUR: PL 08 1600 1303 1847 9567 8000 0002
SWIFT: PPABPLPK

Credit Agricole Bank Polska SA:
PLN: 03 1940 1210 0103 5779 0010 0000
EUR: PL 51 1940 1210 0103 5779 0011 0000
SWIFT: AGRIPLPR

Documents to download

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