The effect of the PGO Group's long-standing presence in industry is not only the refined quality and valuable know-how. A unique combination of experience, modern management and engineering development allows us to compete with the best European manufacturers of castings and forgings.

The PGO Group was established as a capital group in 2008, but the PGO Group's production facilities have been successfully operating in the industrial market for several decades. The beginnings of the GLINIK Forging Shop date back to 1883, the PIOMA Foundry was launched in 1960 and the ŚREM Iron Foundry was established in 1964. The strength of the PGO Group is its knowledge combined with the experience of several generations of forgers and foundry workers.


1883 - 1894

The Canadian engineer Wiliam Mac Garvey and the Austrian financier John Simeon Bergheim found an oil refinery and a tool and repair plant in Glinik Mariampolski in 1883.

1895 - 1939

  • W. Mac Garvey and J. Bergheim receive a licence to incorporate the Galician Carpathian Petroleum Joint-Stock Company.
  • The workshop begins its operation as an independent Factory of Drilling Machines and Tools.
  • The plant transforms into the Factory of Drilling Machines and Equipment and is the best of its kind in Europe until the outbreak of World War II.


During World War II the factory is managed by the German company Karpathen Oil AG.


After the war, the factory changes its name to the Central Oil Workshops and regains its production potential. The plant is expanded, new production facilities and warehouses are built, and the machine park is expanded and modernised. New welfare facilities are built. The factory regains its high position in the market of drilling equipment, tools and accessories. It launches a factory of rotary tools (drill bits) and produces deep drilling equipment.


Pioma-Odlewnia – a production plant that supported the Pioma Mining Machinery Factory is founded in Piotrków Trybunalski.


The company changes its name to the Glinik Drilling Machines and Equipment Factory.


Odlewnia Żeliwa "Śrem" is founded.


The Glinik Drilling Machines and Equipment Factory commences its production of machinery and equipment for mechanisation of mining works in hard coal mines. A new plant with a forge, die forging plant and a heat and power plant is built. The foundry develops its production and enters new markets in China, England, Yugoslavia and Hungary.


Odlewnia Żeliwa "Śrem" launches its production.


The plant changes its name to the Glinik Drilling and Mining Machines.


The factory offers new products for coal mining: ploughs, conveyors, high-performance longwall systems. The production of mechanised housings of longwalls with caving and backfill was developed. Export to the East develops intensively.


The process of privatisation, structural and organisational changes begins. The company is transformed into a sole shareholder company of the State Treasury – Fabryka Maszyn Glinik S.A. The structure of the company gradually changes into a holding company.


The GLINIK Forging Shop operates as a separate business entity.


Odlewnia Żeliwa "Śrem" is privatised.


Pioma-Odlewnia is privatised.


The Glinik Inwest – a managerial and employee company is incorporated; it purchases 87.84% of the shares of Fabryka Maszyn "Glinik" S.A. from the National Investment Funds and the State Treasury.


Pioma-Odlewnia acquires a majority stake in the Odlewnia Żeliwa "Śrem"


Polska Grupa Odlewnicza S.A. - a capital group comprising the Pioma-Odlewnia and the Odlewnia Żeliwa "Śrem" is established.


The Polish investment company TDJ S.A. and Inwest "Glinik" S.A. make a final contract for the acquisition of the Glinik Capital Group seated in Gorlice.

TDJ S.A. acquires shares of Fabryka Maszyn "Glinik" S.A. and thus controls over its subsidiaries.

An intensive reconstruction process begins.


Polska Grupa Odlewnicza S.A. separates from the Famur Group and debuts on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.


Kuźnia Glinik joins Polska Grupa Odlewnicza S.A. under the share purchase agreement concluded with TDJ S.A.


Pioma-Odlewnia acquires key assets of the Fugo Odlew Sp. z o.o. production plant in Konin.


The Kopex Foundry joins the PGO Group and currently continues its operation as PGO S.A. Odlewnia Staliwa, Stalowa Wola Plant.


Polska Grupa Odlewnicza changes its name to PGO S.A.


In Odlewnia Żeliwa "Śrem" and Pioma-Odlewnia the implementation of research and development projects co-financed by the European Union - the European Regional Development Fund has begun.


The Management Board of PGO adopted the Strategy for 2017-2020. It is a document presenting the directions of development based on the mission and vision of the organization and the values ​​followed by the Group in conducting its activities.


Consolidation of the PGO Group. Plants Pioma-Odlewnia Sp. z o.o. together with the plants in Stalowa Wola and Kuźnia Glinik were transformed into plants of PGO S.A.


Reorganization in the steel cast segment. The Management Board of PGO decided to concentrate the production of steel castings in PGO S.A. Pioma-Odlewnia Piotrków Trybunalski Plant while stopping production at PGO S.A. Odlewnia Staliwa Stalowa Wola and liquidate this Plant.


Withdrawal from trading of PGO S.A. shares.


Implementation of an innovative technology with the use secondary metallurgy argon-oxygen decarburization process, allowing for the production of steel castings for use in extreme operating condition in the Pioma-Odlewnia Plant.


Implementation of an innovative technology for the production of high-quality iron cast with the use of thermal analysis, allowing for the production of castings with improved parameters in the Odlewnia Żeliwa "Śrem".


Management Board of PGO S.A. adopted the PGO Capital Group Strategy for 2021-2025 defining the directions of the Group's development for the next 5 years. It is a continuation of the direction chosen in 2017.


Transformation of Odlewnia Żeliwa "Śrem" Sp. z o.o. into a plant of PGO S.A., which continues to operate under the name PGO S.A. Odlewnia Żeliwa, Śrem Plant.