The PKP Group was established in 2001 as a result of the restructuring of the Polskie Koleje Państwowe [Polish State Railways] state enterprise. The purpose of these changes was to separate railway transport from the management of railway lines and to establish independent commercial entities which could render services not only on the railway market.
The PKP Group combines its public service with activity characteristic for a modern enterprise operating in the market economy.
The PKP Group comprises PKP S.A., the parent company, and ten companies that provide services, among others, on railway transport, energy and ICT markets (more information on the PKP Group companies can be found here). The activities of the Group companies are supervised and coordinated by PKP S.A. - it sets objectives for the companies and ensures that they are implemented.
The mission of the PKP Group companies is to build trust and improve the image of the railway, so as to enhance the role of railway transport in Poland, following the example of modern railways operating in Europe.
How does PKP want to pursue this mission?
• by effective management and modernisation of railway infrastructure (PKP Polskie Linie Kolejowe S.A. and PKP Informatyka Sp. z o.o.),
• by improving the quality of passenger transport services (PKP Intercity S.A., PKP Szybka Kolej Miejska w Trójmieście Sp. z o.o.) and freight transport services (PKP Cargo S.A., PKP Linia Hutnicza Szerokotorowa Sp. z o.o.),
• by rendering other services (CS Natura TOUR Sp. z o. o., Drukarnia Kolejowa Kraków Sp. z o. o., Xcity Investment Sp. z o.o., PKP Budownictwo Sp. z o.o.).
The companies of the PKP Group altogether hire almost 85,000 people – specialists in the railway, IT, ICT, energy and real property sectors. In terms of the number of employees, the PKP Group is the second largest employer in Poland. The Group does its best to be a responsible employer and does this by implementing the principles of corporate governance and quality policies.
We are represented in all international railway organisations.