Seco/Warwick awarded honorary badge for innovation


On November 26, 2018, Seco/Warwick received the Honorary Badge for meritorious performance in the area of innovation.

The badge award ceremony was at the Royal Castle as part of the celebrations of the 100-year anniversary of the Patent Office and industrial property protection system in Poland. The badge, given to entities and organizations having outstanding achievements in their pro-development activities, was received by Bartosz Klinowski, managing director (Europe), Member of the Management Board of Seco/Warwick.

Seco/Warwick has earned multiple awards as a progressive production company that creates and develops both standard and custom-made systems for the heat treatment of metals.

The badge, given to entities and organizations having outstanding achievements in their pro-development activities, was received by Bartosz Klinowski, Managing Director (Europe), Member of the Management Board of Seco/Warwick. (Courteous: Seco/Warwick)

The honorary badge for meritorious performance in the area of innovation is not the first distinction the company has received this year. In October, at the Economic Congress, Seco/Warwick was given the Commercial Award of Lubuskie Voivodeship Marshal for its contribution to the development and promotion of the region.

In September, Seco/Warwick was awarded the Innovativeness Leader and Business Leader titles in recognition of its strong market position.

Among the many awards for innovation and breaking technological stereotypes received by Seco/Warwick, the company has received the Polish Export Brand, Innovation Symbol, Production Company of the Year, and the Polish Award for Smart Development titles. “Rzeczpospolita” daily listed Seco/Warwick among the 10 Polish companies that are the most innovative companies in Poland.

2018 was a fruitful year for Seco/Warwick in terms of the number of patents granted. In total, the company obtained five patents, including three from the Polish Patent Office (UPRP), one from the European Patent Office (EPO) and one from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Moreover, the Polish Patent Office gave protection rights for two utility models. Patent protection was given to such Seco/Inventions as:

• Multi-chamber furnace for vacuum carburizing and hardening of gears, rollers, rings and similar details (UniCase Master).
• Vacuum furnace for low-pressure carburizing (vacuum furnace with gas heating).
• Method of intermittent gas hardening of details following the vacuum carburizing process.

Growing customer needs, market or environment standards result from technological progress, which dictates the pace of implementing innovations, and achieving or maintaining the competitive advantage required research and development investments.

“Customer needs set new development paths — our research and development projects, laboratories, international scientific teams work on the solutions that would support our partners as efficiently as possible,” said Łukasz Piechowicz, R&D Director at Seco/Warwick. “We select or create new technologies, conduct computer simulations and tests and hand over a product which fits customers’ needs.”

Research and Development Department of Seco/Warwick conducts internal and unique research, complete metallographic tests, and develops the technology organically or acquired. In collaboration with product departments, the department creates modern solutions for metal heat treatment.