Wawel (company)

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Traded as WAWEL
Founded Kraków, Austria-Hungary (1898)
FounderAdam Piasecki
Key people
Dariusz Orłowski (CEO)
  • chocolate products
  • bombonieres
  • wafers
  • cocoa
  • candy
Number of employees
869 (2015)
Website www.wawel.com.pl/   OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Wawel is a Polish confectionery company, producing many varieties of chocolates, wafers, chocolate bars and snacks. Wawel is also a well-recognized brand of candy in Poland.

Poland Republic in Central Europe

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Confectionery Prepared foods made with a large amount of sugar or other carbohydrates

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Chocolate food produced from the seed of Theobroma cacao

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It was founded in 1898 by Adam Piasecki in Kraków as a confectionery shop. In 1910 the production moved to a purpose-built factory, one of the largest in the city. After World War II the company was nationalised and merged with two other Kraków-based companies: Pischinger and Suchard. In 1992 the company was privatised and in 1998 entered the Warsaw Stock Exchange. In 2006 the three historic factories in Kraków were closed and production was moved to a new factory in Dobczyce. Since 2007 52.12% of its shares have been owned by the German company Hosta International. [1] [2]

Kraków City in Lesser Poland, Poland

Kraków or Cracow, is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. Cited as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, its Old Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Warsaw Stock Exchange Stock exchange located in Warsaw, Poland

The Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), Polish: Giełda Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie, is a stock exchange in Warsaw, Poland. It has a market capitalisation of PLN 1,346 trillion.


The most popular products manufactured by Wawel include Danusia (chocolate bar), Malaga, Tiki Taki, Kasztanki (chocolates), Raczki, Kukułki, Fresh & Fruity (candies) and Mieszanka Karakowska (chocolate box).

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Economy of Poland economy of the country

The economy of Poland is the sixth largest economy in the European Union and the largest among the former Eastern Bloc members of the European Union. Since 1990 Poland has pursued a policy of economic liberalization and its economy was the only one in the EU to avoid a recession through the 2007-2008 economic downturn. As of 2017 the Polish economy has been growing steadily for the past 26 years, a record high in the EU. Such growth has been exponential, with GDP per capita at purchasing power parity growing on average by 6% p.a. over the last 20 years, the most impressive performance in Central Europe resulting in the country doubling its GDP since 1990.

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  1. "About" . Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  2. "Wawel – sweet story with a chocolate-flavoured plot" . Retrieved 2019-05-30.