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STOCK POLSKA HAS BEEN A PART OF THE STOCK SPIRITS GROUP SINCE 2007.

Our company is an important part of the Stock Spirits Group. We are well known for our vodka-based flavoured liqueurs, including Żołądkowa Gorzka and the Lubelska brand range, as well as for our exciting portfolio of clear vodkas: Żołądkowa de Luxe, Stock Prestige, Orkisz, Żubr and 1906.

Many of our brands and products have received international awards and they are behind our success in the Polish market as well as within Stock Spirits Group itself.

History

The history of our company dates back to 1906, when Emil Plage, a well-known industrialist and visionary from Lublin, decided to establish the first spirit distillery in his town. Those were the origins of Polmos Lublin, known today as Stock Polska.

Contributing to the company’s success was not only the innovativeness of its founder, but also the professionalism and commitment of its employees. It was the loyalty and passion of its people that helped the company survive the turbulent times of two world wars. As it turned out, however, trouble still lay ahead of Polmos Lublin, with the post-war Poland undergoing ownership changes.

In the course of the nationalisation of private manufacturers, the National Alcohol Monopoly (Państwowy Monopol Spirytusowy) took over the property belonging to the Lublin distillery in 1951, its fate soon to be shared by every other company in the industry. The result of the ownership changes was that for almost fifty years the company from Lublin was managed by the government, namely by Państwowe Przedsiębiorstwo Przemysłu Spirytusowego “Polmos”.

Only after 1998, following political transformation, Polmos Lublin was restructured as a joint-stock company with the State Treasury as its shareholder, and later privatised. In 2007 the company joined the international corporation Stock Spirits Group. Another vital step in terms of the global growth was the decision to float Stock Spirits Group on the London Stock Exchange in 2013.

Lublin is where the company’s heart has beaten from the very beginning, and this is where the spirit production technology originates from, ensuring Stock Polska a strong position on the market. Combining tradition with modern international standards, the company today is the leader on the flavoured vodka-based liquor market and comes second in the category of clear vodkas.

What makes Stock Polska stand out is a rich portfolio of quality products. Our flagship brands have been brand leaders for years, not only earning acclaim from Polish consumers, but also winning a large number of prestigious international competitions. Stock Polska specialises in both flavoured vodka-based liquors such as Żołądkowa Gorzka and Lubelskie, and the fast-growing portfolio of clear vodkas, including Żołądkowa de Luxe, Stock Prestige, Amundsen, Orkisz as well as Żubr and 1906. Our portfolio also includes liqueurs and brandy. As a leader in innovation, we continue to expand our range of products, not only responding to current consumer needs, but also creating new trends on the alcohol market.

Our heritage

Going back more than 100 years

1884
1884

Camis & Stock founded in 1884 by Lionello Stock in Trieste, then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and subsequently Italy

1906
1906

Polmos Lublin founded in Poland

Operations expanded across Italy and into the Czech Republic and Austria

1920
1920

One of the largest companies of its kind in Europe by the 1920s

1927
1927

Start of Fernet Stock production in Czech Republic

 

1939
1939

Established an outpost in New York in 1939

1948
1948

Polmos Lublin company nationalised under Communist government

Camis & Stock company was nationalised and incorporated into the associated distilleries and vinegar factories in Prague

1950
1950

The flagship brand Żołądkowa Gorzka was created

1991
1991

Camis & Stock became an independent joint stock company

2001
2001

Polmos Lublin privatised by Polish government

2006
2006

Oaktree Capital Management acquire Polmos Lublin

2007
2007

Oaktree Capital Management acquires Eckes & Stock and its businesses in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Slovenia, Austria and the US

2008
2008

Merger of Polmos Lublin and Eckes & Stock to create Stock Spirits Group

Stock Spirits Group  becomes the number one spirits company in Poland

2009
2009

Stock establishes own distribution businesses in Croatia and Bosnia  & Herzegovina

Żołądkowa de Luxe and 1906 declared the two fastest growing vodka brands in the world

2010
2010

Lubelska declared fastest growing liqueurs brand in the world

2012
2012

Acquisition of Imperator in Slovakia

Acquisition of German distillery assets

2013
2013

Shares listed on the London Stock Exchange

Distribution agreement for Czech Republic signed with Diageo

Distribution agreements for Poland, Croatia and Bosnia signed with Beam Suntory

Completion of €3 million investment in Stock Polska manufacturing plant

 

2014
2014

Celebration of 130th annivarsary with the launch of Special Edition Stock Prestige

2015
2015

Opened new, purpose built Lublin-based logistics centre

2016
2016

Acquisition of Nordic Ice vodka, Prazka vodka & Dynybyl gin from Bohemia Sekt s.r.o.

Distribution agreement for Italy & Slovakia signed with Distell International

2017
2017

Acquisition of 25% equity interest in Quintessential Ireland Whiskey Ltd

Distribution agreement for Slovakia signed with Beam Suntory

Distribution agreement for UK signed with Distell International

2019
2019

Acquisition of Bartida in the Czech Republic

Acquisition of Distillerie Franciacorta in Italy

Distribution agreement for Italy signed with Beam Suntory