The capital of Polish chemical sector
The chemical industry is undoubtedly a characteristic feature of economic landscape of Płock. It is a city, where the biggest leader of fuel and energy, petrochemical and refining industry in Central and Eastern Europe, PKN ORLEN, has its head office. The main plant in Płock is the largest industrial complex of this kind in Poland. The concern manages 6 refineries and the biggest network of modern service stations in the region. It has been the most valuable brand in Poland for many years.
Moreover, Płock is the seat of two worldwide companies which produce polyethylene and polypropylene, Basell Orlen Polyolefins, a joint venture company of LyondellBasell Group and ORLEN Group, which specializes in the production of polyolefins. PCC Rokita, which is a leading chemical company in Poland and the biggest one in Lower Silesia (Dolny Śląsk), is another company which has decided to run its business in Płock. Ethoxylate Generation Plant, built several years ago by PCC Rokita, at present is run by a special purpose vehicle, PCC Exol.
The chemical landscape of the city is completed by Brenntag Polska, which is the world leader in the distribution of chemical materials, and A. Schulman Polska, a leading producer of high quality structural minerals, colour batches, modifying additives, special powders as well as a supplier of mass plastics and thermoplastic elastomers.
It is worth highlighting that 12.000 out of 123.000 inhabitants of Płock are employed in the industrial sector. More than 6.000 work in the chemical processing and chemicals production sectors.