TORPOL - THE LEADER OF CONSORTIUM
Torpol specializes in comprehensive realization of transport infrastructure facilities, such as railway tracks and stations, tramway tracks, roads and streets and engineering structures. Torpol’s activity covers the following areas: construction, modernization and repairs of overhead power lines, LV and MV power supply networks, traffic lights, street lighting systems and telecommunication networks, as well as designing of road and railway transport projects.
Experience: Torpol has been modernizing railway tracks and lines for over 20 years, adjusting their quality and parameters to the requirements of the EU and international regulations regarding railroad traffic. Torpol was the first private company in Poland to perform the works adjusting railway lines to the speed of 160 km/h. In cities Torpol builds green tram tracks that are equipped with vibration damping systems and sound barriers.
Torpol’ s most important projects include: i.a. reconstruction of various important sections of E20, E30 and E65 railway lines that form the Polish part of the Pan-European Transport Corridors; the modernization of Gałkówek railway station as a part of the reconstruction of Warszawa-Łódź railway line and the construction of modern tram lines in the cities of Poznań and Gdańsk.
Torpol S.A. strengthens its position in Norway due to two new contracts. The first contract involves the execution of track superstructure for Oslo underground, while the second incorporates the implementation of road works commissioned by Statens vegvesen, road management authority in Norway.
Personnel and equipment: Torpol’s human resources comprise 400 experienced employees, including well-qualified engineers specializing in the following areas: construction of railway lines and roads; power supply network; telecommunications; water supply and sewage disposal systems; civil engineering and geodesy.
Company’s technical assets consist of more than 70 highly-specialized equipment sets that enable Torpol to execute most of the contracted works with its own resources. The most important equipment includes: SUM 312 track renewal machine, UNIMAT 08-275/3S tamping machine, USP 5000 ballast profiling machine and RM74 ballast cleaning machines with MFS 40 loose material conveyors and PTH 350 gantry cranes. Extensiveness of Torpol’s technical assets accounts for their leasing to other entities.
Since 2011 the company is granted Safety Certificate that entitled it to organize rail freight.
Quality: Reliability and safety form the basis of Torpol’s activity. Considering the need to complete each project properly and to meet the market requirements, the company implemented the integrated management systems. Currently, Torpol holds DEKRA certification for ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and PN-N 18001 System of Industrial Safety Management. Moreover, in order to execute works order by the army, Torpol also implemented the system of compliance with NATO requirements (AQAP 2120).
History: Torpol’s history dates back to 1991- the first decade of numerous political and economic changes in Poland after collapse of Communism. The economy was developing rapidly, the market, including also railway market, called for companies dealing with railway infrastructure. Initially, Torpol was a family company, employing circa 40 people recruited mainly from PKP personnel. Extensive experience in railway sector led to the company’s fast growth and increased efficiency. Most services were related to industrial sidings and PKP departments concerning necessary repairs and maintenance of railway structure. With time, the company got more and more contracts, and started to invest in equipment and means of transport, continuously widening its activity, so that eventually it became the first private company in Poland to make necessary repairs in Warsaw-Kunowice (E-20) railway line subject to modernization to adjust to the speed of 160km/h.
In 2000 the Company changed its status from private one to the limited liability company, and since August 2006 Torpol is a member of Polimex-Mostostal capital group. Since 2nd January 2012 Torpol is a joint-stock company.