Department of Innovative Activities INNOVATOR Sp. z o. o. was established in 1997. At present, the only shareholder of the company is Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Non-ferrous Metals.
Since the day of its establishment, this engineering Company has been engaged in transferring to industry the technologies developed at the Institute of Non-ferrous Metals and undertaking on the basis of these technologies production and services within the framework of its own activities.
In 2005, in line with its mission, Innovator Sp. z o. o. took on the task of organizing the production and sale of IF flotation machines. Their modern design is the work of the research teams of the Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals. The company also offers other equipment and equipment for enrichment plants for non-ferrous metal ores and coal, as well as other industrial equipment, mainly related to environmental protection. In terms of machinery supply, INNOVATOR closely cooperates with Polish non-ferrous metal and coal ore enrichment plants, and in recent years has also successfully exported machinery to China, Serbia and Kazakhstan.
1987 – Creation of ZNPMiP
Establishment of ZNPMiP – innovation and implementation unit
1988 – Metal refining
Commissioning of first precious metal recovery plant.
1990 – Electroplating
Implementation of copper wire silver-plating technology
1997 – INNOVATOR Sp. z o. o.
Transformation of ZNPMiP into INNOVATOR Sp. z o. o.
2005 – Flotation machines
Start of production of flotation machines. The success of the machines on the Polish and foreign markets
2014 – Rhenium recycling
Commissioning of rhenium recovery plant as a result of cooperation with Lukasiewicz – IMN