Warsaw Mechanical Works specialises in precision mechanics. Thanks to the concession obtained in 2022 by the Ministry of Interior and Administration for the production, storage and trade of weapons and ammunition for military and police purposes, WUZETEM can develop its offer for defence.

Currently, technologically advanced elements are manufactured for the defense industry, heavy industry, military aviation, civil aviation, used in drones, elements of guidance warheads and fuzes.

The plant produces fuel injectors for T-72 and PT-91 tanks and BWP-1 infantry fighting vehicles , which are currently used by the Polish Armed Forces. Thanks to the use of diamond-like carbon (DLC) technology, the injectors are very resistant to factors that may affect them during operation, even in difficult conditions: friction, high and low temperatures, corrosion. The elements are also characterized by high durability.

With the use of similar technologies, WUZETEM also manufactures elements for much more modern engines, including those used in new generation vehicles, based on the documentation provided by the customer (reverse engineering).

In order to develop components for the new generation equipment for the Polish Armed Forces, WUZETEM technologists need technical documentation or ready-made elements in order to produce an assortment that meets the requirements of the ordering party.

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The company presented its offer at the Defence 24 Day event, which took place on May 24-25, 2023. The leader of the innovation team was present at the WUZETEM stand, who could answer all the questions of potential contractors. However, the key point of the program was the speech of the President of the Management Board, Anna Ścieszko-Osińska, in the panel: “The life cycle of armament and military equipment”. The discussion was also attended by: gen. brig. Dir. Dariusz Wroński, Col. Piotr Calak, Head of Technical Services in the Inspectorate for Armed Forces Support, and Stanisław Gulatowicz from the Department of Armament Policy of the Ministry of Defence, as well as Damian Ratka, who chaired the panel on behalf of Defence24.pl.

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Due to the political situation, most of the countries on NATO’s eastern flank are making dynamic purchases of military equipment and armaments. Bearing in mind that most of the expenses related to the functioning of the equipment are incurred after its purchase, the participants of the panel talked about life cycle management and maintaining the combat capability of the equipment.

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“In recent years, we have invested in machinery. Among other things, we purchased a machine for applying diamond-like carbon coatings. To which, on our own, we have implemented and continue to develop the technology of producing DLC coatings using the PACVD method on spray needles and other details. Our state-of-the-art machinery is adapted to the production of precision munitions, drones, detonators or warheads due to the accuracy of production.” among others. Anna Ścieszko-Osińska, President of the Management Board of the Warsaw Mechanical Works PZL-WZM in Warsaw S.A. The President also stressed that “we must invest in the defence of the Republic of Poland, because we are all beneficiaries of security .”

WUZETEM is a part of the Industrial Development Agency. IDA holds shares in several dozen production and trading companies in Polish. They have unique machine parks that make it possible to produce precision mechanics, actuators, machining machines for steel structures or fuel pumps, galvanizing plants, foundries, etc.

It would be justified to include these companies in the supply chain of armament components and spare parts manufactured in the territory of the Republic of Poland. The potential of the companies can also be used for renovations, modernization and repairs of the SZRP. To this end, it is necessary to integrate more closely with PGZ companies and to establish common areas of cooperation and division of tasks and projects.

The use of the competences would be beneficial for the Polish Defence Industry, as well as contribute to increasing the security of the supply chain consisting mainly of Polish entities.