We are the largest packaging and corrugated cardboard manufacturer in Poland with 100% Polish capital. Thanks to our bold vision we have become a leader of the printing industry. We constantly strive to strengthen our market position.
It may come as a huge surprise that the beginnings of the company come from a passion for photography and a love of cycling. It turns out, however, that the combination of the profession and extremely different interests has laid the foundations of the family business.
Ryszard Kozioł and his wife Danuta live in a small village near Lubartów. Poland is a grey country deeply rooted in the communist system. However, Ryszard Kozioł sees a wider horizon. He wants to break out of the colorless reality at all costs. A bicycle turns out to be a means to make your dreams come true.
Cycling takes up most of young Ryszard’s time. Perseverance, ambition and hard work bring vocations to the national team and winning the Polish Championship. During numerous races there is born an idea to start the production of cycling caps. The work starts in the house of the Kozioł. Soon, caps printed on a makeshift screen printing machine get on sale. The first are sold in the blink of an eye.
Pennants are soon to be created, and Ryszard is directing his interests towards printing and photography. He also extends the knowledge of chemistry. The information obtained allows to create frames, purchase a makeshift machine and make the first stickers. The search for raw materials, papers, paints begins. From here the first trips to Szczecin, then to Germany.
The long-awaited permit for offset printing comes from the ministry, and mass production of labels begins in Nowodwór. Ryszard Kozioł suddenly dies. The company is managed by his wife Danuta and in the following years, the adolescent sons come to the aid of the company, who together manage the Dako Printing House until today.
The company is still growing rapidly, the present place turns out to be insufficient. Therefore, it is necessary to change the location of the company to New adress at ul. Nowodworska 1 in Lubartów, where production and storage halls are still operating today.
The dynamic development of the printing house leads to the opening of a second production plant at ul. Kozłowiecka 8. The first large-format production lines and Asitrade, a corrugated cardboard and laminating machine, stand there. The next step is an investment in the Spanish company Pasaban’s crosscutter, which allows for greater flexibility in terms of raw materials.
This year is a breakthrough in Dako’s history. The scope of activity is expanded to include the production of corrugated cardboard and bulk cardboard thanks to the purchase of a BHS corrugator with a working width of 2.8m. Flexo printing automatically complements the offer.
Dako’s dynamic and at the same time clearly directed development, manifested in the continuous development of infrastructure, machinery and production halls, has made the company an attractive partner not only on the domestic market, but also abroad.
We know that our most valuable asset is a long-term relationship based on trust. We can build such relationships.
The quality and safety of our processes and care for the environment have been confirmed by independent certifying institutions according to the Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015, ISO 22000:2005 and 14001:2015. In order to show our support for responsible forest management, we have implemented the standards and obtained the FSC® Chain of Custody certificate. Confirmation of the application of good manufacturing practices is the BRC Packaging Version 5 certificate issued by an independent institute, which obliges us to continuously improve our Quality and Packaging Safety Policy.
Your trust is our capital.