Discover the history
The Blachotrapez company was founded in 1995, however, the company's beginnings date back to the late 1960s and early 1970s, which are inseparable from the person of Jan Luberda. In 1969, a roofing company was founded by Jan and Teresa Luberda. By covering roofs, assembling gutters, and flashings carried out in its own workshop, the business was constantly developing, increasing the number of employees.
Over the years, thanks to diligence, perseverance, and highlander determination to meet the needs of the market, the company has evolved
from a roofing workshop into a production and trade company, and quickly became a major distributor of steel sheets from Vladimir Lenin Steelworks, today ArcelorMittal Poland S.A., Florian Steelworks, and aluminium sheets from Konin Steelworks.
The beginning of the 90s causes a total change in the scope of activity and the main area becomes the wholesale trade of sheet metal and production of roofing.
In 1992, the first production plant is established in Ponice, in Nowy Targ County, by the northwestern slopes of the Gorcy mountains in Poland. A year later the first retail outlet is opened in Sękocin, and in 1995 the next one, this time in Kraków.
The end of the 1990s brought a big increase in demand for roofing, which the company had to keep up with.
To this end, in 1997 another production plant was established in Rabka-Zabornia, and the rapid expansion of the retail network in Podhale region and the former Bielsko Province began. Also in that year, Blachotrapez was the first to introduce Aluzinc, a new type of roofing material.
In 2003, another plant has started production in Sękocin Nowy near Warsaw.
By the end of that year, Blachotrapez had already sold sheet metal in 40 own branches and opened a wholesale department.
The year 2004 was the beginning of organised foreign expansion.
The company was constantly expanding its commercial offer and operating areas. Blachotrapez s.r.o. was established in Slovakia, offering sheet metal produced in Poland, currently in 37 retail outlets. In 2007, the organised operation began the export department offering, through its own representatives, Blachotrapez sheet metal products in Romania, the Czech Republic, Belarus, and Hungary.
2007 marked the start of the modernization of the production plant in Sękocin.
A new production hall was erected, equipped with modern technological lines, for the production of high investment trapezes. The first profiles rolled off the line in May 2008.
The turn of 2010 brought about a change in the company’s legal form
and consolidation of southern Poland’s production plants into one facility in Rabka-Zabornia.
The year 2012 meant already three modern production plants, our own vehicle fleet of over 150 trucks and vans, the largest own retail network in Poland, over 110 retail outlets in the country, and two sales offices serving wholesale customers: Zabornia and Sękocin.
Blachotrapez also began to expand into foreign markets. A Slovak branch named Blachotrapez s.r.o was established, with headquarters in Tvrdošíne, and 37 commercial outlets all over Slovakia. In the same year, Blachotrapez s.r.l. with headquarters in Baia Mare was registered in Romania, which successfully started operating its own network of retail outlets.
In 2014, the company’s product portfolio was extended by an introduction of a new roof tile profile.
Furthermore, Germania made its debut on the market. Thanks to its unique design and unique aesthetic qualities it has remained the flagship product of Blachotrapez to this day. Customers also loved Germania for the possibility of ordering cut-to-size sheets.
That year was another big break for our company. The focus on the combination of aesthetics and unique technical solutions has become our distinguishing feature. The first Blachotrapez spol. s r.o. branch was also established in the Czech Republic with headquarters in Havlíčkův Brod.
2015 was a year of new products and modern technological solutions. The Talia metal roof tile with its extremely slim form and the innovative Janosik metal shingle were introduced by us to the market.
As a result of many years of observations, analyses, and tests carried out by Blachotrapez experts in cooperation with ThyssenKrupp specialists, an innovative Safe Profiling System (SPS) was introduced — a patented technology for secure sheet metal profiling. A revolutionary system, guaranteeing increased sheet metal life, which we have been using in the production of all metal roof tiles models ever since. It was this innovation that led the company to extend the warranty on selected products up to 40 years.
Blachotrapez became the official partner of the Polish Football Team, at the same time starting cooperation with Kamil Glik, who became the brand ambassador.
One of the ambassador’s tasks is to promote the latest product in the brand’s offer. The Tysenia flat roof tile is a combination of excellent functionality with the highest aesthetics and minimalist design. Tysenia and other brand products started to be available in Poland’s largest retail network, as well as at the company’s distributors. They could also be purchased in 34 stores in Slovakia, 14 in Romania, and 5 retail outlets in the Czech Republic. In addition, the construction of a new roofing production hall has started this year in the Czech Republic and Rabka-Zdrój.
The Blachotrapez Capital Group has launched a new product brand — KROP PVC and Stal gutter systems.
A completely new segment of the offer was being created in the newly opened production hall with an area of 4,200 m2, including 600 m2 of office space. It is located in Myślenice-Polanka, in southern Poland. The factory was equipped with the most modern models of machines and devices that made up fully automated production lines.
In turn, a new HIGH-TECH flat panel was added to the Blachotrapez range of products. The company’s experts have created a shape equipped with the most modern snap technology on the market, which minimises noise and waving. The HIGH-TECH panel uses the highest quality steel provided by the ThyssenKruup steelworks. The roofing is available in 4 Pladur coatings with a written guarantee of up to 55 years.
On 10th December 2019, with the signing of the contract, the Blachotrapez Group began strategic cooperation with the Polish Ski Association as a sponsor of the Polish National Ski Jumping Team. The contract is valid until the end of the 2019/2020 season with the option of automatic renewal. Under the contract with the Polish Ski Association, Blachotrapez, as the only manufacturer in the roofing and gutter industry, can use the title of the official Sponsor of the Polish National Ski Jumping Team in its marketing activities.