Nowadays Warsaw is the centreof government administration,culture and science.During the period of socialismin Poland it used to be alsoone of the major centres of industry. Now strategic industrycentres are situated out of thecapital city.Talking about various industrysectors in the city limits and onits outskirts we can mention• pharmaceutical industry• food industry• cosmetic industryWe would like to concentrate onsome important plants which couldrepresent the above sectors.
PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRYPolfa Tarchomin - Polish pharmaceuticalenterprise which has got its seat in Warsaw.It’s one of the key pharmaceutical companiesin Poland, the biggest producer of antibioticsand insulin.The history of this enterprise dates backto 1823 when a factory called Fabryka PłodówChemicznych came into existence in Tarchominwhich in those days used to be a village situatednear Warsaw.
FOOD INDUSTRYThe best example of our local food industry is the first factory of chocolate in Poland – Wedel. From the beginning of 1845 Karol Wedel started his way to this factory while he was working in the cake shop of Karol Grohnert in Warsaw. In 1851 Karol Wedel opened his own shop and a nearby located factory of chocolate in Miodowa Street. In 1865 his factory was extended and moved to Szpitalna Street. In 1855 Wedel brought from Paris a special machine for rolling sweet substance and started production of drinking chocolate what caused a meteoric development of his firm.In 1876 Karol Wedel presented his son Emil Wedel with the factory.It was a wedding present.In the 1930s the production was movedto a new factory in Kamionek.Wedel chocolate gained recognitionin the whole central Europe.
COSMETIC INDUSTRYIn nearby Piaseczno there is a factory of cosmetics calledLaboratorium Kosmetyczne Dr Irena Eris.In its website you can read:” Under the supervision of numerousspecialists in various fields […] its laboratories carry out multidirectionalresearch and experiments within the field of cosmetology”.
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