Japan, China, Indonesia, United States, Mexico, and Poland, these are the locations of our plants at which each day we work on ensuring the continuity of aluminum deliveries to our clients.
Highest level of safety and meeting the requirements of our clients are guaranteed by our highly qualified teams of employees.
The yearly production of various aluminum alloys produced in our plants reaches 600,000 tons per year.
The POLST (Poland Smelting Technologies “POLST” Sp. z o.o.) company has been established in December 2002. Production at the POLST plant in Wałbrzych started in March 2003.
The POLST plant is located in the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone, in the immediate vicinity of the Toyota plant.
POLST is a Japanese company, and its stockholders include:
• Toyota Tsusho Corporation – a trade company of the Toyota group, and at the same time the main supplier of the Toyota Motor Corporation plants all over the world.
• Toyota Tsusho Europe S.A. – the European division of the Toyota Tsusho Corporation dealing in planning, supplying machines, tools, spare parts, and raw materials for production. It also supports its clients in terms of purchases, logistics, project modernizations and improvements, as well as warehousing raw materials.
• Daiki Aluminium Industry Co., Ltd. – the largest manufacturer of aluminum alloys in Japan, and the largest aluminum supplier for Toyota casting plants located in Japan.
Who are we?
• We proudly smelt aluminum, building the SAFETY of our families.
• The highest QUALITY of our alloys meets the requirements of automotive industry leaders.
• In harmony with the ENVIRONMENT we recycle aluminum waste.
We want to:
• PERFECT what we do.
POLST includes the latest technologies allowing to manufacture high quality casting aluminum alloys.
The plant has been launched in 2003 with the use of latest smelting technologies, which guarantee the continuity of deliveries and maintaining a high level of production quality.
As the first plant in the country, we have taken advantage of a technology allowing to smelt gross created in the process of manufacturing alloys. This technology allows for an additional metal recycling, and also significantly impacts the reduction of produced waste.
Raw materials: aluminum scrap, sows, shavings, gross, silicon, copper, manganese, magnesium, zinc, titanium, iron, and other. Most raw materials are delivered by trucks, and a part of the scrap is delivered directly to the client, using a forklift.
Each delivery undergoes control in terms of: weight, packing, radioactivity, pollution, moisture, chemical composition. Unloading takes place after the control, in the case of determining that there are no abnormalities.
All raw materials are stored under a roof in order to protect them from moisture. Loose raw materials in boxes, raw materials on pallets or in big-bags are stored at designed storage locations.
Polluted raw materials undergo a preparation process: shavings including emulsion are centrifuged and dried in a dryer, while casts including iron undergo smelting in rotary furnaces.
Aluminum is smelted in smelting furnaces. The target chemical composition is achieved thanks to properly dosing raw materials. Gross is created during the melting process, from which aluminum is recycled in rotary furnaces.
After finishing the smelting process, the liquid metal located in the smelting furnaces undergoes the process of refining.
Ready aluminum is poured through a system of chutes to a tank or formed into sows. The tanks are prepared for shipping, while after packing, the sows are transported to the warehouse for ready-made products.
Liquid metal is delivered to the TOYOTA plant in Wałbrzych in tanks, with the use of forklifts, and to the TOYOTA plant in Jelcz-Laskowice in tanks, with the use of special delivery trucks.
Sows are sent to clients in trucks, 24 tons each.
The POLST company has been established in order to manufacture and provide cast aluminum alloys for the automotive industry. Our main clients are the TOYOTA casting plants located in Wałbrzych and Jelcz-Laskowice.
We also provide our cast alloys to other companies of the TOYOTA group located i.a. in the Czech Republic, Germany, and Great Britain.
The aluminum alloys provided by POLST are then used by these companies to create casts later used in the production of engines, transmissions, and other components.
For our main clients, we use the most advanced delivery technology. Aluminum alloys are delivered in liquid form directly to casting machines at the client’s plant. Liquid aluminum is transported in special tanks, at the temperature of circa 700°C, thanks to which there is no need to further process the alloy at the client’s plant.
Using this technology allows the recipient to avoid losses related to further melting, and for a significant reduction of energy consumption expenses, further limiting emission and a negative impact on the natural environment.
The Toyota casting plant in Wałbrzych is located in the direct vicinity of the POLST plant. The short distance between the plants allows to deliver the liquid aluminum with the use of forklifts operated on in-plant roads.
The TOYOTA casting plant in Jelcz-Laskowice is located circa 120 km from POLST. The distance between the plants forces the need to use special delivery trucks for transporting tanks with liquid metal, in order to perform the deliveries on time.
Aluminum alloys in the form of sows
For our other clients, we manufacture cast aluminum alloys in the form of sows, weighting 5 kg and measuring: 1200 x 80 x 60 mm. Sows may be stacked in any desired form, with the maximum weight of 600 kg. The stacks may be strapped with a tape: aluminum, steel, or plastic, in accordance with the client’s needs. Trucks are used to deliver the sows.
The OHS Management System constitutes a confirmation of the commitment and high awareness of the company’s management and employees concerning OHS.
A proof of the commitment presented by POLST’s Top Management in terms of the OHS Management System, is establishing the “PO PIERWSZE BEZPIECZEŃSTWO" (FIRST OF ALL SAFETY) rule. .
The POLST Sp. z o.o. company has implemented the OHS Management System accepting it as the most efficient manner of systematizing actions in favor of improving and maintaining the high level of OHS on all of the company’s organizational levels.
In reference to OHS, the POLST company takes advantage of active monitoring. Our actions in terms of the OHS Management System focus on detecting potential hazards and eliminating them before they result in unwanted events.
This system has also helped us in developing the methods of efficiently reacting to existing situations, related to hazards and malfunctions, as well as preventing occupational diseases.
The POLST Sp. z o.o. company has been established to cooperate with plants owned by the Toyota group, meeting the concern’s requirements and manufacturing products in accordance with the Quality Standard for aluminum products in liquid form and in the form of sows.
The clients’ needs and expectations are systematically recognized by monitoring the customer satisfaction level. Expectations identified in real time translate into actions concerning perfecting the Quality System.
The Quality Management System has been established in order to:
• execute the company’s policy and achieve set goals concerning quality
• perfect the quality of offered products
• meet the clients’ expectations
A process-based approach has been assumed in terms of management, which consists in determining managing methods with identified processes and defining their relations and dependencies.
Marking the product takes place regardless of the location and phase of the process.
All POLST product are identified at specific execution stages by:
The assumed identification system ensures:
• proper assembling
• the possibility to identify the source of an error
• the possibility to recreate the product history
Constantly perfecting, both processes as well as the quality of offered products, is recognized as the company’s basic strategic goal. It is seen as an ongoing process, consisting in analyzing all of the actions and searching for new solutions.
The company’s main tool for executing its policy in terms of the environment is the certified and constantly perfected ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.
The POLST company presents an integrated approach to the problems related to environmental protection, undertaking actions in all environmental fields at the same time: air pollution, waste management, as well as water-sewage management.
In 2004, the POLST company has been granted an integrated permit, issued by the Governor of Lower Silesia, for a secondary aluminum smelting installation. One of the basic tasks executed in terms of the Environmental Management System is constantly monitoring and supervising the identified environmental aspects, as well as minimizing their negative impact on the environment.
In accordance with the requirements of the ISO 14001 norm, the POLST Sp. z o.o. company has identified and presents the following important environmental aspects:
Receiving the ISO 50001 certificate in 2015, POLST became the first company in the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone, and the first company of secondary aluminum smelting, which certified the Energy Management System.
Energy consumption constantly becomes a more and more important expense factor for companies and organizations. Therefore, in order to reduce its costs, the key issue at the POLST company is to constantly optimize energy consumption.
Optimization of the fields of raw materials, products, processes, services, and the habits of energy users, allow to minimize the costs of energy.
SThe energy management system allows to form conclusions in order to define what are the costs of given means used to limit energy consumption and maintain a constant improvement of energy efficiency.
During the Auto Event conference gala, on June 21st 2017, a solemn announcement of results has taken place along with handing over the main award and presenting distinctions in the DEKRA Award 2017 contest.
The president of DEKRA Certification Sp. z o.o., Roman Zadrożny and the President of the Polish Chamber of the Automotive Industry - Roman Kantorski, have awarded Polish companies from the Automotive industry with the DEKRA award and diplomas. The companies stood out from the competition with technological and organizational solutions, which improve environment protection.
The POLST company has received the 1st distinction in the DEKRA Award 2017 contest in the “Safety of natural environment in the automotive industry” category, for taking advantage of an integrated approach to environmental protection, including actions in terms of air pollution, waste management, water-sewage management, and rational energy use.
KThe contest was dedicated for companies standing out from the competition with modern technology, culture, and organizational solutions. In Poland, the Dekra Awards have been granted for the third time to companies from the automotive industry.
The previous editions of the contest have been executed in the following categories:
• 2015 r.- Innovativeness
On July 1st 2017, the Family Ecologic Picnic took place for the third time at the Sobieski Park, organized by the www.ekopraktyczni.pl portal together with the Wałbrzych City Hall, under the patronage of Roman Szełemej, the President of Wałbrzych.
The picnic could not have taken place without the support of key partners, which include also the POLST company.
The weather was not favorable on that day, and definitely resembled more the aura of April than a beautiful July day, which did not translate into a decrease in the interest of the residents of Wałbrzych in the event, who as each year came in large numbers, which gives us great joy.
We’ve familiarized the participants of the picnic, who have visited our stand, with the activity of our company. Additionally, thanks to the competitions organized by us, in which we held leading positions, we are certain that the level of knowledge concerning our company among the local community, is now significantly higher.
Everyone who has presented knowledge concerning our company, which was not that difficult as we did include important information about our company in guidebooks distributed during the picnic, could count on a small gift.
These gifts included i.a.: ecologic bags, caps for children, mugs, keychain, pens, mascots, LED light bulbs, etc.
We would like to thank all of the participants, and invite you to the Sobieski Park next year!
has been created to encourage recycling aluminum cans, especially outside of the house – at work, during shopping, while traveling, or actively spending free time. The initiative has been started in Great Britain, and its success resulted in it being expanded over other countries, i.a. Austria, France, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Romania, and Hungary, and since 2017 also Poland. More information on this activity can be found at: www.everycancounts.pl
The national Every Can Counts action launches at our country on July 1st, and coincides with our presence at the Family Ecologic Picnic at the Sobieski Park.
The Foundation for Recovery of Aluminium Packaging RECAL, with which our company has recently established a cooperation in terms of educational aspects, has provided each POLST employee with a free isotonic beverage, in the limited series of aluminum cans – Every Can Counts 2017.
During the entire event we will collect empty cans, at the same time encouraging you to properly handle used packaging. Why does every can count??? When recycling the raw material from an aluminum can, only 5% of the energy needed to manufacture a can from new raw material is used. This leads to reducing the emission of greenhouse gases at as much as 95%! Aluminum cans can be processed an unlimited number of times. Circa 80% of previously manufactured aluminum is currently being used. Each year, in Poland we use more than 4.6 billion cans, each of them can be recycled, and each one counts!
In previous years, volunteers working with the TMMP – “POMOC z TOYOTY” supported us very strongly in collecting money for the treatment of a sick daughter of one of our employees. This time we had the chance to repay the love and support, by helping a sick daughter of one of the employees of TOYOTA.
As usual we did not fail, as evidenced by the collected funds and gadgets donated to the raffle, which took place during the annual EKIDEN race.
Thank you very much!!! Good job :) !!!