Company History

Zakłady Tłuszczowe Bielmar Sp. z o.o is a polish company owned by present and former employees, rapeseed suppliers and products distributors. The company exists in its present form since 1994, but Bielmar itself has been active since 1945.

Company’s headquarters are located in Bielsko-Biała, where there are rapeseed storages, modern oil press, refinery, margarine production plants and logistic base. The company owes the status of the expert almost 70 years of the production tradition, based on the highest quality raw materials, acontrolled production process and sustainable development policy.

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At the time of partition

Bizner’s plant oil factory in Kamienica is established. The factory burned down in 1917. It was rebuilt around 1920 and 1921 and rented by Paweł Hoffman and Stern brothers. The production of margarine and refined oil has started.

1926

S. Artz opens competitive plant oil company in Bielsko-Biała.

During the German occupation

Both companies survived without bigger damages. The crew managed to save few machines from transporting away or getting demolished by Germans. Oil factory in Kamienica, however, was closed.

1945

Two companies joined under new name - Bielskie Zakłady Przemysłu Tłuszczowego(BZPT). The modernization has started.

1966

BZPT and Szopienickie Zakłady Przemysły Tłuszczowego were connected under the name - Śląskie Zakłady Przemysłu Tłuszczowego with headquarters in Katowice-Szopienice.

1972

Palma Margarine production starts under ministerial standards. Before that, the production of Mleczna starts in 1959, and Zwykła in 1969.

1982

Independent state-owned company Bielskie Zakłady Przemysły Tłuszczowego is established.

1987

BZPT runs first modern margarine production in Poland.

"Bielmar"

1990

The company renames to Bielmar. Logo is designed by Kazimierz Gibała. Bielska Margarine

1992

On Bielmar’s Palma margarine appears the image of a friendly boy with black skin. The author of the image, Maria Rymkowska, was inspired by palm oil origins and, very popular these days, poem by Julian Tuwim. Customers start to call Bielsko-Biała margarine - Palma z Murzynkiem. Maria Rymkowska is also the author of characteristic bread image of Śniadaniowa.

1994

Employees, farmers, and wholesalers register the limited liability company. Main contributors are Stanisław Babiński (Executive Director), Zdzisław Then (Purchasing Manager), Jan Daniel (Technical Manager) and Augustyn Kubiczek (Chief Accountant).

1995

The employee-owned company takes over the BZPT Bielmar estate. On first of April Zakłady Tłuszczowe Bielmar sp. z o.o starts production.

2000

New company headquarters building is presented and becomes Bielmar’s flagship.

2004

During the first decade of 21 century, the company invests in modern sewage plant and grease trap. Due to this investment water and air pollution are highly reduced.

2005

New oil press is build. The technology of extracting oil from rapeseed is changed to more ecological one and it is also the time of introduction of the highly efficient deep drawing process.

Extraction technology is eliminated.

2013

Bielmar makes a lot of new investments during the period of time from 2006-2013. The new warehouse is build along with palletizers operated automatically, new gas-powered boiler room which supplies our machines with steam. Transportation department got the new base with large social and technological network.

2014

Bielmar presents new logo.

LOGO BIELMAR PANTONE

2015

The company constantly develops their products and produces new ones, especially with cold-press oils. FITHIA product line is introduced.

olejki

2016

Bielmar extends Fithia line by new products – bread spreads with cold-pressed pumpkin oil, sunflower and linen oil.

fithia

The company becomes a strategic partner of JEM DRUGIE ŚNIADANIE campaign, which is a nationwide educational promotion and Pajacyk program supporter.

Awards and prizes

Over the years Zakłady Tłuszczowe Bielmar and its products were repeatedly appreciated and rewarded by authorities and consumers. Here are some of our honorable mentions.

"Quality 2016 "Cup

Nagroda specjalna kapituły Orzeł Agrobiznesu

FairPlay Company

Prize in SweetTARGI 2014 competition

Horeca 2006