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Hela-Prima Sp. z o.o. specialises in the industrial production of impulse, family and HoReCa ice cream. The origins of the company can be traced back to 1960 when an ice cream parlour in Jozefow was started-up. All ice cream sold there was produced in the artisanal way with natural ingredients and on the basis of traditional recipes. Due to its exceptional taste, "ice cream from Józefów" quickly became one of the most famous local attractions.
Continuing the family tradition, the family commenced industrial scale production of ice cream in 1991. The company, founded at that time, was called HELA after the name of the owners` mother. The family has successfully managed to convey the artisanal quality of homemade ice cream into the reality of mass production. The application of what were then innovative pieces of equipment in Poland enabled the company to manufacture cones and ice cream in containers. High quality HELA ice cream became popular with consumers in Warsaw and the surrounding area. As time passed by, the enterprise continued to develop intensively. HELA expanded its product portfolio and attracted further markets owing to co-operation with new distributors on the territory of Poland.
In 1997 HELA merged with another ice cream producer- Inter Prima from Gdynia. As a result of this merger Hela Prima Sp. z o.o. was created. The company's market force as well as its production potential was vastly increased. Another milestone in the history of our enterprise was the start-up of a newly built and compliant with the EU regulations production facility situated in Karczew (27 kilometers from Warsaw) in the year 2000. Several years later, in 2008, Hela-Prima Sp. z o.o. implemented a Food Safety Management System in accordance with ISO 22000:2005 standard. At the same time, thanks to the EU funding, two additional, modern and fully automated production lines were installed in the production facility. Moreover, the company introduced a complex ERP management system and created the R&D laboratory. Then, in the year 2009 Hela-Prima Sp. z o.o., due to co-operation with Chłodnia Łódź extended its assortment with a new frozen food category, namely, culinary products.
At present, Hela-Prima Sp. z o.o. is a modern and dynamically developing enterprise, which can be proved by the prestigious title of Business Gazelle (Gazela Biznesu). Our long-standing experience combined with the application of verified recipes and production technologies guarantee high quality of products which are successfully sold in Poland and abroad.
 
HELA-PRIMA Sp. z o.o.
ul. Armii Krajowej 52
05-480 Karczew
Tel.:  +48 22 780 88 00
Fax: +48 22 780 88 09
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