Company Chronology

1992 – Establishment of the company „Construction of Special Vehicles Zbigniew Szczęśniak”

1993 – Production of the first medium class water-foam firefighting vehicle based on Star 244L chassis with a crew cabin of own production.

1994 – Production of medium class firefighting vehicles based on Jelcz 315 4×2 chassis.

1995 – Modification of police vehicles based on Jelcz – Hydromil II chassis into the firefighting vehicles.

1996 – Relocation of the company’s headquarters to a larger production facility at Wapienicka Street in Bielsko-Biała.

1997 –  Production of the first in Poland crew cabins based on Lublin chassis for Daewoo Motor Polska.

2001 

Awarded the first of many. “EDURA” award for vehicles presented at the 1st International Rescue and Firefighting Technology Exhibition in Czestochowa and “DEFENDER” award for heavy class firefighting vehicle based on VOLVO FM 12 4×4 chassis at the IX. International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce.

2001 – Award of distinction granted by the Minister of the Interior and Administration at the IX. International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce.

2001 – Production of a prototype of a heavy class firefighting vehicle with a unique, patented by the company “SZCZĘŚNIAK”, ladder lowering system.

2002 – Delivery of the first vehicles for the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland, including vehicles for chemical hazards identification based on Honker 2000 chassis.

2003 – Product offer enhancement with  heavy class technical rescue vehicles based on Volvo chassis.

2004 – Delivery of the first vehicles to foreign customers, inter alia: medium class firefighting vehicle based on Mercedes-Benz Unimog U5000 4×4 chassis for the end-user in Slovakia.

2005 – Implementation of the Integrated Quality Management System in accordance with ISO 9001: 2001 and AQAP 2110. Product offer enhancement with  a new range of vehicle class, i.e. vehicles with DMC up to 7.5 tonnes.

2006 – Granted by the Ministry of the Internal Affairs and Administration a special permission No. B-046/2006 for production of defense industry goods. Production of the first workshop vehicle based on Mercedes-Benz Unimog U4000 4×4 chassis.

2007 – Production of the first 4 chemical rescue vehicles based on the MAN LE 14.280 4×2 chassis for the end-user in Slovakia.

2008 – Change of the company’s legal form and its name to “Special Vehicles Zbigniew Szczęśniak Ltd.”

 

2008 – Design and production of an innovative vehicle for the storage and transport of allogenic tissue material and allogenic biostatic tissue transplants in ultra-low temperatures based on Fiat Ducato chassis.

2009 – Design and production of Heavy Wheeled Recovery and Technical Support Vehicle “MAMUT” (KWZT-1) based on Tatra T815-7 8×8 chassis.

2010 – Implementation of the Environmental Management System in accordance with ISO 14001: 2010 and Internal Control System.  Delivery of 12 heavy class firefighting vehicles based on Scania P360 CB 4×4 chassis to the Regional Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Olsztyn.

 

2011 – Ranked 34th among the 100 most innovative companies in Poland. Production of 10 medium class firefighting vehicles based on Mercedes-Benz Unimog U4000 4×4 chassis for the Latvian State Forests.

2012 – Production of 13 container carriers based on Mercedes-Benz Actros 3344 6×6 chassis for the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.

2012 – Delivery of 29 vehicles of different type for the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland.

2013 – Rebranding and a change of company name to “SZCZĘŚNIAK Special Vehicles Sp. with o.o. ”  Opening a new production plant in Bielsko-Biała at Bestwińska Street.

2013 – Production of technical emergency service vehicle based on MAN TGS 41.440 for the Municipal Transport Company in Wroclaw.

2014 – Design and production of a High Mobility Platform for special applications.

2015 – Delivery of the first 6 medium class firefighting vehicles based on MAN TGM 18.290 4×4 chassis to Romania.

2015 – Delivery of the first Heavy Wheeled Recovery and Technical Support Vehicles (KWZT-2) based on TATRA T815-7 8×8 chassis to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

2016 – The first in the series of Heavy Wheeled Recovery and Technical Support Vehicle (KWZT-3) based on TATRA T815-7 8×8 chassis delivered to the Czech Republic.

2017 – 25th anniversary of the company

2017 – Delivery of 32 different vehicles for the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland and another 4 Heavy Wheeled Recovery and Technical Support Vehicles (KWZT-3) based on TATRA T815-7 8×8 chassis for the Army of the Czech Republic. The company sales for the military sector reached 30%.