Basell Orlen Polyolefins Sp. z o. o. (“BOP”, “Company”) in 2023 celebrates its twentieth anniversary. The company was established under a joint venture agreement between Basell Europe Holdings B.V., now owned by LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. (“LyondellBasell”) and PKN ORLEN S.A. (“PKN ORLEN”), in which each of the partners holds 50 percent of shares. BOP is the only manufacturer of polyolefins in Poland and the largest domestic producer of plastics.
“We are strong with the power of our Shareholders: LyondellBasell and PKN ORLEN, we have world-class assets and we have talented employees and 20 years of unique experience on the Polish polyolefin market”, said Michael O’Bert, President of the Management Board and General Director of BOP. “We also owe our success to our valued customers, suppliers and other stakeholders, and on the occasion of our jubilee we would like to thank those partners for their up-to-date cooperation, joint projects and shared progress. We want to continue, for the next decades together with them, to create and follow values that will contribute to the development of society and environmental protection in a sustainable way. The best is yet to come!” Michael O’Bert concluded.
BOP has two world-class plants for the production of polypropylene (“PP”) and polyethylene in Płock. The annual capacity of these modern factories is 800,000 tons, of which 480,000 tons are PP produced based on the Spheripol technology and 320,000 tons – high-density polyethylene (“HDPE”) produced using the Hostalen technology. Both technologies are licensed by a LyondellBasell Group company. Since the launch of the installation in Płock, the Company has produced 45 different grades of PP and 16 different grades of HDPE and introduced them to the market through its fully owned subsidiary, Basell Orlen Polyolefins Sprzedaż Sp. z o.o., which, in addition to materials from Płock, offers Polish polyolefin converters polymers from LyondellBasell factories produced outside Poland.
Spheripol and Hostalen are trademarks of LyondelBasell and are under legal protection.
Photo from the anniversary meeting of BOP with the Company’s Stakeholders.