CENZIN derives from SEPEWE, a company founded in 1926, which exported military equipment made by Polish manufacturers to more than 40 countries worldwide before the start of the Second World War. It also originates from Central Engineering Board, located between 1950 and 1989 in the structures of the Ministry of Foreign Trade. The latter was later renamed to the Ministry for Foreign Economic Cooperation and engaged in international trade of military equipment. Consequently, CENZIN is recognized as the oldest Polish arms and trading company, operating on the international market for more than 90 years.
In its current legal form CENZIN has been in existence since May 15th, 1990. CENZIN belonged to the defense sector capital groups (Bumar and PHO). Since 2015 it has been a part of the Polish Armaments Group SA, a holding company consisting of 64 Polish defense companies.
Member of the Board and CFO
Jarosław Żurawski is an economist and manager with over twenty years of experience in financial management gained among others in the largest Polish enterprises, i.e. PKN ORLEN SA and PESA S.A. During his professional career he was responsible for managing the areas of finance, controlling and accounting, including the creation and operationalization of financial strategies. He has experience in the field of company reorganization, process improvement, implementation of ERP systems and BI class reporting tools.
Jarosław Żurawski graduated from doctoral studies at the Faculty of Management at the University of Economics in Poznan and MBA at the College of Banking and Franklin Univeristy in Columbus. In addition, he was a participant in training in the management of, among others at Kellogg School of Management.
Katarzyna Krawczyk – Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Waldemar Humięcki – Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board
Marcin Wawrzyniak – Secretary of the Supervisory Board
Mirosław Janicki – Member of the Supervisory Board
Agnieszka Kozłowska – Member of the Supervisory Board
CENZIN, being a company specialized in a turnover of armament and military equipment, as well as other specialistic equipment and services, implements its statutory tasks through Quality Management Systems, according to ISO and AQAP standards and Polish law regulations pertaining to the Internal Compliance Programmes.
CENZIN conducts turnover activities solely based on the ground of law regulations in force and appropriate licenses. All and every commercial contract are to be signed only with the partners, who are not under suspicion of propagation of mass destruction weapon and turnover of military equipment against the international law procedures.
CENZIN follows the business principle, that the profits are not to be gained against the export control policy of the Government of Poland.
CENZIN holds a number of internationally recognized certificates confirming adherence to industry and security standards. This includes mainly:
- Concession No. B-181/2003, granted by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Administration
- Industrial Safety Certificates
- Certificate of Management System in conformance with ISO 9001:2015
- Certificate of Management System in conformance with AQAP 2110:2016
- NATO Commercial and Government Entity Code (NCAGE) - 0246 H
- Certificate of Internal Compliance Programmes