Boruta-Zachem Kolor S.A. combines almost 130 years of experience accrued by Boruta from Zgierz with 60 years of heritage in production of colouring agents accumulated by Zachem from Bydgoszcz.The history of colourant production in Zgierz stretches as far back as 1894 and is linked to the industrialisation of the textile industry in the Łódź region. Thanks to the qualified and ambitious workforce, a broad variety of high-quality products was available form the very beginning, quickly gaining acclaim across the industry. However, the dynamic development of the company was halted by World War 1, during which the company was completely destroyed.
Through efforts of the citizens of Zgierz, reconstruction works began after the war. By as early as 1923, full production capabilities were achieved under the supervision of Jan Śniechowski, a distinguished entrepreneur. Soon, Boruta from Zgierz became the biggest producer of colourants in Poland and an important competitor in the European market.
Around the same time, Zakłady Chemiczne Organika-Zachem with Colourant Production Department, a thriving chemical production plant, sprung up in the area of the former explosives factory in Bydgoszcz. In response to the changes in the market, the production plant from Bydgoszcz successfully implemented production of pigments and optical bleaching agents. The products from both plants, from Bydgoszcz and from Zgierz, were sold across the entire country and also exported to almost 100 foreign markets.
As the result of economic transformations in Poland in the early 90’s, both plants underwent substantial restructuring. The effect of these changes was the merging of the Bydgoszcz and the Zgierz plants under the company name of Boruta-Zachem Kolor Sp. z o.o. in 2009. Due to the merger, the company became the leading producer of dyes, pigments, and optical bleaching agents in Poland, with a network of satisfied customers across all of Europe.
Currently, Boruta-Zachem Kolor S.A. is a part of Hub.Tech S.A. group, one of the leaders in the biotechnological industry.