Macsped Transport Międzynarodowy Wienconek i Majewicz Sp. Jawna, whose owners are Agata and Krzysztof Wienconek as well as Olga and Krzysztof Majewicz, was established in 1991.
In 2016 we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the company’s founding and the 15th anniversary of its operation as a general partnership. The company belongs to an elite group of enterprises of Western Pomerania that can boast such a long and uninterrupted existance.
At present our company employees more than 100 people and it has over 60 high-tonnage units.
MILESTONES IN OUR COMPANY’S HISTORY
Find out about the most significant moments of our company’s history.
THE FIRT STEP
After a stormy discussion in a group of friends we decide to seize the opportunity and take matters into our own hands. We decide to start working for our own company.
THE FIRST COMPANY SEAT
We rent a room at the seat of MORS in Szczecin at ul. Celna 1.
THE FIRST INVOICE
Everyone wants to become a millionaire one day, and we started from millions.
We issued the first invoiced numbered 1/91 to the amount of PLN 8,314,516.00. There were no computers at the time, so the invocie was typed on a typewriter. The currency used in transport at the time was the Deutschmark (obviously from the western part of Germany).
THE FIRST PAYMENT
We attach a confirmation of payment for invoice number 1/91 made in cash by our client. Unbelievable as it might seem, there used to be clients who paid straightway for a service rendered.
Those were the days. It is a pity that changes in this regard went in the direction that is not entirely satisfactory to us.
THE FIRST BANK ACCOUNT
Makk-sped (that was originally the name our company operated under) held its first bank account at the 2nd branch of Pomorski Bank Kredytowy in Szczecin.
We can see the first bank statement numbered 1/1 dated 22.03.1991, which records a payment from Elcon Szczecin. Bank statement number 3/1 dated 22.03.1991 recorded our first historic payment to a subcontractor – Promarkert – a transportation company from Stargard Szczeciński that performed a service commissioned by our company.
We officially started operations. We registered the company that had been working since 15.04.1991. The company has two partners at that time.
THE FIRST TRACTOR
The first tractor unit purchased by Macsped delivers its first shipment. At the time of purchase the truck-tractor carried a plate number WUD 3671, and after re-registration it was given licence plate number SCN 2524.
CHANGE OF LOCATION
We move from ul. Celna 1, where initially our company’s seat was located, to ul. Energetyków 3/4. We are still operating at that address. For nearly 25 years.
THE FIRST SEMITRAILER
We place an order for the first, brand new, type N-263 universal semitrailer with “Zremb Wrocław” Truck Manufacturing Plan. Unfortunately, products from behind the iron curtain were as yet unavailable to us, chiefly because of their price.
ACCESSION TO THE EU
On 1 May 2004 Poland became a European Union member. Consequently, customs borders between the EU countries were removed.
After Poland’s accession to the Schengen Agreement, controls at the borders with the EU Member States are no longer carried out. It hugely facilitated the work of transportation companies and the work of drivers in particular.
Previously they needed to spend hours, or sometimes days, waiting for customs clearance at border crossings and in front of customs office buildings within the country’s territory.
Let us go 10 years back. The EU did not exist back then, and Poland’s membership in any such organization was pure science fiction. Anyone wanting to provide international road transport services needed to, among other things, prepare and confirm an Acceptance Certificate for a semitrailer at the Customs Office. Every side of such a semitrailer needed to be photographed. A suitable annotation with an adequate number of stamps (preferably green ones) needed to be affixed on each of them. A certificate for the first universal semitrailer purchased by Macsped, and bearing a licence plate number SCV 1422, can be seen in the attached picture.
MACSPED s.c. is entered into the Registry of Business Activity at the City Hall in Szczecin under number UN/001663/91with four partners.
The Ministry of Transport and Maritime Economy grants the company its first licence No 0028290 for a vehicle with licence plate number SCN 2524, authorizing the company to carry out international road transport services.
NEW MAN MAKE TRUCK-TRACTORS
We order the first two new truck-tractors. We chose FTL/BL/G 19,403 model of MAN make.
THE FIRST FOREIGN CURRENCY ACCOUNT
Our first foreign currency account opened at Pomorski Bank Kredytowy is credited with DEM 6000 of receivables from Confreight and Dat Schaub. We are no longer obliged to resell foreign currency to the bank.
MACSPED AS A GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
On that date MACSPED TRANSPORT MIĘDZYNARODOWY WIENCONEK I MAJEWICZ SPÓŁKA JAWNA is incorporated at the District Court in Szczecin under number 0000010304.
From then on we operate as a general partnership. Obviously we assume all the rights and obligations of the previous civil partnership.
We celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company’s founding. There was a group photo and suitable speeches, an anniversary cake and lots of fun till the crack of dawn. Anyone willing had a chance to test their luck and skill playing at the green table. Phew! What a relief that those were not real chips.
THE FIRST LOT OF TRUCK-TRACTORS
Almost at the turn of the 21st year of operation we collect the first lot of Volvo truck-tractors.
SUBSEQUENT LOT OF TRUCK-TRACTORS
We continue to enlarge our fleet and collect another 12 Volvo truck-tractors.
TWENTY FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF OPERATION
In April we celebrated the 24th year of the company’s existence.
TWENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY
We are slowly nearing the 25th anniversary of our existence. It is not a secret to anyone that times are hard, but we are not giving up. We continue to satisfy our clients from the furthest corners of Europe, offering them professional service and our commitment. We believe that our experience and continuous strive of improvement will help us to operate for another 25 years.
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We are pleased to announce that our work in 2016 gained recognition and we received a prestigious award “Business Cheetahs 2016”!