One year ago, Polanik and European Athletics agreed a partnership spanning from 2023-2026 and, since the start of this year, the brand has been the preferred supplier of European Athletics – but what is it that makes Polanik so unique in the world of athletics?
The story started over half a century ago when the company was established – in 1966 by Wiesław Szczepanik. It has always been a family business, currently headed by the founder’s son Darek Szczepanik, and has been developing continuously for the last 57 years.
During that time, step by step, a small workshop employing seven people has grown to become a modern production company with 130 employees who produce a range of over 1000 athletics products designed to fully equip athletics arenas. In fact, the Polanik distribution network now covers over 60 countries all over the world.
Polanik “helps to win” because the greatest names in athletics win medals and break world records with Polanik equipment and implements.
Polanik athletics products can be found at every level of the sport, all the way up to the highest-level of competition, like the Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020, Rio de Janeiro 2016, London 2012, Beijing 2008, Athens 2004 and Sydney 2000), World Athletics Championships (Eugene 2022, Doha 2019, London 2017, Beijing 2015, Moscow 2013, Daegu 2011, Berlin 2009), European Athletics Championships (Munich 2022, Berlin 2018, Amsterdam 2016, Zurich 2014), World Athletics Indoor Championships and European Athletics Indoor Championships.
Other events where Polanik equipment is used include the Maccabiah Games in Israel, the European Youth Olympics Festival and European Athletics U18 Championships in Györ, Copernicus Cup World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold event and the Wanda Diamond League in Brussels.