History of Selena Group

Selena Group was founded in 1992 as one of the first Polish companies to offer modern construction chemicals: polyurethane mounting foams and silicone sealants. It achieved a significant position on the domestic PU foam and silicone market within few years. To further develop the business on the basis of innovations and high quality of products, a decision was made to start the company’s own production. Manufacturing facilities of PU foam, sealants and adhesives appeared one after another. At the end of the 1990s Selena Group was looking for the more development possibilities in the business, and these were offered by export and international expansion. Foreign trade companies were started, and the next step in Selena Group development was to launch the production abroad. Selena’s production plants are located on 3 continents. Currently, Selena Group employs about 1700 people, is a leader on the Polish market of construction chemicals and is among world’s three largest manufacturers of PU foam used for door and window installation.

2012

  • Selena takes control over the liabilities of Euro MGA Product srl from the local bankruptcy officer; the company was one of the largest adhesive and plaster manufacturers in the Romanian market in the past
  • USA: Selena shifts focus to trade operations

2011

  • Selena becomes the sole shareholder in Quilosa by acquiring the remaining 49% stake in the Spanish company Industrias Quimicas Löwenberg (Quilosa) – manufacturer and distributor of construction chemistry products in Spain
  • production starts in Nontong facility in China
  • Krzysztof Domarecki, the founder and longtime CEO of Selena FM SA – the parent company with the Selena Group – becomes the chairman of the supervisory board; Jaroslaw Michniuk becomes the new CEO

2010

  • launch of innovative 360 degree applicator for Tytan Professional sealants; Selena is the first manufacturer to implement the solution on a large scale
  • acquisition of 100% shares in waterproofing materials manufacturer Matizol SA – producer of roofing felt and shingles from Gorlice; thanks to the acquisition, Selena can develop a complementary product offer for roof work contractors
  • establishment of Selena Slovakia s.r.o. – distributor of Tytan and Artelit brands for the Slovakian market
  • launch of Tytan Styro 753 – technologically innovative adhesive for foamed polystyrene that is 7 times easier to apply, 5 times faster to cure and 3 times stronger to bond than traditional adhesive mortars

2009

  • launch of construction works in the Nantong Economic and Technological Development Zone in China – production plant for mounting foams, sealants and adhesives; on schedule, production in the Chinese plant shall start towards the end of 2010; Selena is the first Polish investor in the Nantong Zone
  • acquisition of 51% shares in the Spanish company Industrias Quimicas Löwenberg (Quilosa) – manufacturer and distributor of construction chemistry products in Spain; thanks to the acquisition both Selena and Quilosa can strengthen their competitive stance in Europe
  • acquisition of 100% shares in the Russian company OOO Kvadro – distributor of PU foams and sealants for the Russian market; thanks to the acquisition Selena can strengthen its position and increase its market share in Russia

2008

  • launch of an innovative Tytan Professional O2 PU foam line on the CEE market
  • acquisition of 85% of shares in Polyfoam Yalitim Sanayi ve Tic Ltd., a Turkish company specialising in the production and distribution of PU foam for door and window installation
  • establishment of Selena Nantong Building Materials Co. Ltd. in China and start of an investment in Nantong economic zone near Shanghai to construct a production facility
  • establishment of Tytan EOS Sp. z o.o. and acquisition of two production facilities in Krzeszowice and Lubin manufacturing products for thermal insulation systems, fixing ceramic tiles, as well as plasters and adhesive mortars
  • 18th April 2008 – Initial Public Offering of Selena FM SA shares on the main quotation market of Warsaw Stock Exchange

2007

  • start of operations in China: establishment of Selena Shanghai Trading Co., company specialising in distribution of foams and sealants, and launch of silicone production by Foshan Chinuri Selena Chemical Co. joint venture commencement of operations in Russia through Selena Sever and Selena Vostok, distributors of foams, sealants and adhesives under the Group’s own brands

2006

  • establishment of Selena Bulgaria Ltd. – distributor of foams, sealants and adhesives under the Group’s own brands as well as products manufactured outside of the Group

2005

  • award of ISO 9001:2000 quality assurance to Libra – manufacturer of adhesives and sealants

2004

  • establishment of Selena Ukraine Ltd. – distributor of foams, sealants and adhesives under the Group’s own brands as well as products manufactured outside of the Group
  • establishment of Selena Sulamericana Ltda in Brazil, manufacturer of polyurethane foams and distributor of foams, sealants and adhesives, both under the Group’s own brands and as private label, in Brazil and other countries in the South America

2003

  • development of a unique formula and launch of production of TYTAN Lexy – the world’s first high-yield PU straw foam establishment of Finselena Oy in Finland – distributor of foams, sealants and adhesives under the Group’s own brands
  • establishment of Selena Italia – distributor of foams, sealants and adhesives under the Group’s own brands and as private label in Italy and other countries in the Mediterranean Basin and in the CEE

2002

  • establishment of Selena CA Ltd. in Kazakhstan – distributor of foams, sealants and adhesives under the Group’s own brands as well as products manufactured outside of the Group
  • establishment of Selena Deutschland GmbH in Germany – distributor of foams, sealants and adhesives under the Group’s own brands and as private label in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg and Switzerland

2001

  • award of ISO 9001:2000 quality assurance to Orion – producer of polyurethane foams
  • establishment of Selena USA Inc. – distributor of foams, sealants and adhesives under the Group’s own brands and as private label in the USA and Canada
  • establishment of Selena Hungaria Kft in Hungary – distributor of foams, sealants and adhesives under the Group’s own brands and as private label
  • establishment of Selena Bohemia s.r.o. in the Czech Republic – distributor of foams, sealants and adhesives under the Group’s own brands as well as products manufactured outside of the Group
  • establishment of Hamil Selena Co. joint venture company in South Korea – manufacturer of polyurethane foams and their distributor in the South Korea and other Asian countries

2000

  • elaboration of a unique formula and launch of production of TYTAN 65 – the world’s first high-yield PU gun foam
  • establishment of Selena Romania s.r.l. in Romania – distributor of foams, sealants and adhesives under the Group’s own brands as well as products manufactured outside of the Group in Romania and Moldavia
  • establishment of Libra, manufacturer of adhesives located in Dzierżoniów

1996

  • establishment of Orion, manufacturer of polyurethane foams located in Dzierżoniów
  • establishment of Carina, sealants production plant located in Siechnice

1992

  • Set-up of the first Selena Group companies: Selena S.A. and Selena FM S.A. (at that time trading as PBM).