The first seat of Biuromax was in my aunt’s apartment. We were working there from morning until she came back from work. The first warehouse was in my father’s garage nearby. We had to worry about the cash ourselves because the bank did not provide loans. And there wasn’t any VAT at that time. I know, so began many business stories in Poland AD 1989.
The most difficult task was to find employees. In those times the foreign companies were ‘rounding up’ young Poles just like it is done today by the English, German or Spanish football clubs who seek young and talented footballers. They were enticed by high salaries, laptops, cellular phones and company cars. But the most tempting was an efficiently organized employer.
The toner market developed dynamically along with the sale of devices, but it took several years to exist as an importer with an independent and, in addition, wide offer. The Polish market was too small for large distribution, today it is also too small. The export hampered by numerous borders was not justified. Europe traded differently then. On a favorable occasion, in 1994, I set up a second company in Hungary. There were already two markets and we would probably go further this way, if the borders around us did not open in one day. My Hungarian company became Biuromax's first export client. Before joining the Union, we had a few, maybe a dozen or so clients in Europe. We were determined to stick to toners and consumables.
The years 1990 - 2004 are the period in which we refer to many valuable non-standard ones with manufacturers of office equipment and their European representative offices. These first partnerships in the writers have survived to this day. Biuromax then became one of the leaders in exploitation sales in Poland. He has trained a staff of traders and importers. During this period, we were able to pride ourselves on a stable point and record sales of original toners and copier parts. Goods sold all over the world, stocked in online stores in Poland. It was then that we changed our place, we left the city center to have “air” for development.
Poland's accession to the European Union caused a large earthquake in our organization. Many regulations have been modified, the world has opened for us, but also for our customers. The world accelerated. Biuromax's interest in toners turned into a real passion. We have expanded the group of suppliers with manufacturers of components for the recovery of consumables. These were producers on a different, larger scale. It turned out that the material called toner consists of many components which, when properly combined, determine the quality of the printout. We studied the needs of our clients, established new contacts, and strengthened ties, so needed in every long-term business. Logistics was another challenge. The key to successful distribution is always the logistics. How to connect a producer from distant Japan with Jan Kowalski from Witnica? I think we figured out how, because already in 2008 we became a serious supplier of raw material for exploitation in the country, and two or three years later in Europe.
We have always valued education, relations and honesty in business. We promote and support our suppliers, because we are aware that they bear all the risk of product creation and multi million worth investment. We help them by providing continuous large orders and prompt payment, but above we all maintain excellent relationships with them.
Within the companies, we also support each other and enjoy good relations. Biuromax has had a very low staff turnover for 30 years.