After four decades of dedicated leadership, Marek Żak announces his retirement from the role of President of the Management Board of LUMAG. This pivotal moment marks a significant generational shift in the company’s hierarchy, a transition meticulously planned for an extended period. LUMAG, a renowned Polish family business, has been an integral part of both Marek’s life and his family’s. The baton is now being passed to his children, who have long been professionally involved with the company. Marek expresses confidence in his children’s ability to propel LUMAG to new heights, expanding its technological horizons and reinforcing its robust business foundations.
Grzegorz Żak, Marek’s son, officially assumed the presidency of LUMAG Sp. z o.o. on January 1, 2024. Grzegorz, an experienced engineer, has played a pivotal role in the company’s management, particularly in the formation of a new business segment. His expertise is expected to guide LUMAG through the challenges of an ever-evolving market, ensuring the company’s continued prominence in the friction materials industry.
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In his farewell message, Marek Żak extends heartfelt gratitude for the enduring cooperation and bestows wishes of success and prosperity for the coming year.
Founded in 1988 by Marek Żak, LUMAG started by focusing on brake linings production, later advancing to its own brake pad manufacturing technology. The company has shown remarkable technological progress, evidenced by its continuously evolving machinery and engineering solutions, alongside rising quality and safety standards.
Quality remains a top priority for LUMAG, operating on proprietary, well-established formulas and processes, ensuring high safety and comfort levels in its products. In September 2013, LUMAG expanded into a new 19,000 square meter production facility, representing the company’s largest investment in its 25-year history. This strategic move was aimed at meeting growing customer demands and the stringent requirements of the OEM market. Located near Poznań in Budzyń, the facility benefits from its proximity to major transportation routes, enhancing logistical efficiency. This expansion not only increased production capacity but also allowed for a 10% increase in employee headcount. The facility, featuring an automated mixing facility and high-capacity processing lines, is specifically designed for the manufacture of friction materials.
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