History of the brand Dębica
Today, Debica tyres are well beloved and a popular choice among drivers, but how did this company first come to be?
The firm initially started in 1937, around the time the United States was celebrating the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, George VI was crowned the King of Great Britain and the Hungarian Albert Szent-Gyorgyi received the Nobel Prize for medicine. For Poland, however, it marked the initial construction of factories that would later become the country’s largest tyre manufacturer.
This began with the Polish government’s decision to build a central industrial region, one of the most important economic undertakings in Poland’s interwar history. The plans involved a factory, producing synthetic rubber, tyres and paints, in the Sub-Carpathian region.
These technological plans were produced by the American E. Hoover, with assistance from Edward Wróblewski, the manager for the construction division of Stomil, located in the Polish town of Poznań.
The logo for Debica tyres.
Further technical designs were produced by specialists from the American General Tire and Rubber Company, in collaboration with three Polish investors: Kazimierz Obrębski, Henryk Sagan and Wiktor Piotrowski.
A little over a year later, a 59,500 cubic metre production hall was ready for operation. This was equipped with the most modern ...
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