When contemporary Poland was being built after the fall of communism in 1989, CASE was one of the very first construction machinery producers to open a dealership in the country through appointing an authorised distributor. Before long, the sleek yellow-brown silhouettes became a familiar sight on the busy landscape of 1990s Poland. CASE machines could be spotted building roads, digging foundations for houses and laying pipes. “The CASE backhoe loader was used as a go-to machine, a Swiss knife of construction,” remembers Łukasz Jóźwiak, the CASE business development manager for Poland, highlighting its versatility. “CASE backhoe loaders were used for everything.”
Thirty years on, Poland’s economy is booming and CASE is still very much part of the picture. After the successes of the backhoe loader, many other CASE machines are now making a difference in the country, deployed on construction sites and doing many different works. A good example are CASE wheel loaders, which are being used at waste disposal and recycling plants, at concrete plants for loading aggregate – and at production plants of glue and plaster.
Kreisel Technika Budowlana is one such example. A leading producer of glue and plaster in Poland and a part of the European construction group FIXIT GRUPPE, Kreisel has chosen CASE wheel loaders for three of its Polish locations.
The first machine chosen was a compact 321F CASE wheel loader which arrived at the Kreisel plant in Rogowiec in February 2020. “The machine was competitively priced and its small dimensions fit the size of the production floor,” said Waldemar
Rozmarynowski, the production manager. “It works on three shifts pouring FGD gypsum into the dispenser at a rate of about 140 tonnes a day. We’re very happy with it. It doesn’t break and operators praise its comfort,” he added.
A year later, two other Kreisel plants, Ostrołęka and Lubień Kujawski, acquired a larger CASE 621G wheel loader each. “We chose CASE based on the experience of Rogowiec – the two key factors were its reliability and its low running costs,” said Wojciech
Zaborowski who manages the production in Lubień Kujawski. The machine is used there to dry wet sand for the production of adhesives, plasters and screeds. With an occupancy rate of approximately 75 per cent, due to the size of the plant, it transfers approximately 430 tons of wet sand to the container per day.
At the third Kreisel location, in Ostrołęka, managed by Michał Dawidczyk, a CASE 621G works around the clock, on three shifts, moving FGD gypsum at a rate of about 160-180 tonnes per day. Both plants are very happy with their 621G CASE wheel loader.