ATW, which became ADR Poland, was founded following closure and division of a farm trailer factory that produced 35,000 units per year for the Soviet Union. It comprised of an area of approx. 160,000m2, with a covered area of 60,000m2, with 4,500 employees. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the factory found itself without orders and 4,500 employees out of work. The only option was to sell the various units individually to find buyers, as it was impossible to find an investor who could take on all the employees. ADR Group started to frequent Poland when it was still under regime control to find commercial outlets for their products and new suppliers for the components used by the Group. Thanks to the know-how and contacts acquired over the years, they found that investment in the Polish market would be profitable, despite the economic difficulties of the country. Following a complex negotiation with the local bank, they purchased part of the industrial buildings (approx. 7,000m2) and took on 99 employees. This was the second foreign investment by ADR Group and their in-depth knowledge of the Polish market ensured rapid and safe development.