The Barlinek Group
In conversation with Mr. Bartłomiej Borowiec, CSO, Member of Management Board, Barlinek S. A.
With the production capacity of 11-million square meters per year, we are the biggest producers of wooden flooring in Europe. Over 20 percent of European consumption comes from our factories.
Q. Could you please let our readers know about your company and product range?
A. With the production capacity of 11-million square meter per year, we are the biggest producers of wooden flooring in Europe. Our company has three factories in Europe. While our main factory is in Poland, the other two plants are located in UK and Romania. Over 20 percent of European consumption comes from our factories. We are exhibiting in China for the first time. As we want to increase our presence globally, we are now focusing on Chinese market and also on North America.
Q. It’s great to know that you fulfil 20 percent demand of European flooring market. What about your other flooring products?
A. Yes, we are growing fast. We have set up our factories in the region surrounded by Oak and Pine forest to make sure that we can increase our production capacity and cater the increasing demand for wooden flooring. Along with floorboard, the group also produces certified flooring for sporting facilities, skirting boards and wood biofuels known for their high quality – wood pellet and fireplace briquette.
Q. What is the specialty of your flooring?
A. We produce flooring by using special US technology. Our flooring can be used in any climate and weather condition due to its superior quality.
Q. Would you like to share your future plans with our readers?
A. We are looking for expansion opportunities and finding channel partners to promote our wide range of products. At the same time, we are investing on our technology. We want to develop different sizes and try out different installations. For many years, the company has been conducting its 1-for-1 programme, whereby the planting of one tree is co-financed for each purchased pack of Barlinek floorboards marked with a logo of this pro-ecological initiative. Barlinek’s Customers Forest now numbers almost 1,45,00,000 trees!
Headquartered in Poland, the Barlinek Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of layered wood floors, with potential production of 11 milling square meters per annum. Barlinek attaches great importance to the technology applied and the company’s finished products being ecological and environmentally neutral. Constant modernisation of the plant and investments in modern technology have made this one of the cleanest company’s in this industry in Poland. Barlinek activities show that for companies environmental protection can be more than just a legal requirement.