In 1882 Józef Popielawski opened a forging shop, which was later run by his son, Zygmunt.
In 1910, Zygmunt Popielawski was awarded an apprentice certificate by the Office of the Guild Elders in Warsaw. Zygmunt’s wife, Anna (née Nowakiewicz), also came from a family of craftsmen. Her father ran a plant in Nowolipki and was a member of the Braziers’ Guild in Warsaw.
The Beginning of the 20th Century
In 1952, Jerzy, son of Zygmunt and his wife Honorata (née Perdjon) started constructing Pimet from scratch. At first, the company was manufacturing moulds and pioneered in the grinding of rubber shafts. In the 1960s, the company started producing single-row seeders, grease nipples and metal pen parts.
At the beginning of the 1970s, Maciej and Tadeusz, sons of Zygmunt and Honorata, started actively participating in the company’s activities. Production was significantly increased and Pimet became one of the bigger companies manufacturing metal pen parts.
Increase in Production
In the 1980s, the plastic forming, machining and galvanic treatment departments were established.
In the 1990s, the company established a computer design department which presently uses the following software: SolidWorks, NX, Alpha CAM, AutoCAD LT, and a program for optimisation and design of plastic parts and injection moulds, i.e. SolidWorks Plastics. Pimet also expanded its offer by including erosive machining and plastic processing.
In recent years, Pimet has undergone full computerisation, which included the implementation of a management support system, i.e. Simple ERP and CRM. NC tools cooperate with CAD/CAM computer stations. A zamak injection moulding department was established and equipped with Frech hot-chamber die casting machines.