History

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2000
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1991
  • 1989
  • 1985

2014

Trefl's Animated Film Studio

Grand opening of Trefl's Animated Film Studio, that produces children's series about the adventures of Treflik.

2013

Expansion and Modernization

In connection to the development and expansion of Trefl SA, we begin to modernize of our warehouse and offices.

2012

Victories in 2012

Atom Trefl Sopot won the Polish National Championship Gold Medal and was listed among TOP 16 in the CEV European Champions League and qualified to the Finals of the Cup of Poland. Trefl Sopot won the Cup of Poland.

2011

Gryf awards

Trefl is awarded two prestigious prizes : Economic Gryf Award and Media Gryf Award in the category ‘Large Company’.

2011

More sports victories

Atom Trefl Sopot becomes the Polish vice-champion in women’s volleyball.

2010

CAPEX time

Trefl continues to invest
with the assistance of the European Union. We set up a Research and Development Department and a modern Printing Department, and we install cutting-edge machinery and equipment.

2009

We invest

Our brand new purchases include a modern punching die shop and an automated press for jigsaw puzzles. A high storage warehouse of over 5 thousand m2 is under construction in Gdynia.

2008

We expand

We embark on the distribution of imported products and expand our marketing activities (TV commercials, outdoor, radio and Internet advertising).

2007

Czech Republic and Slovakia

Two companies - CTW Toys Chech Republic and CTW Toys Slovakia are incorporated. Just like their sister companies in Ukraine and Hungary, our CTWs are the response to the local market demand.

2006

Volleyball

The Trefl Volleyball Club – ‘Trefl Piłka Siatkowa SA’ - built on the basis of Gedania Gdansk players will need only two seasons to qualify to the Plus League.

2006

Ukraine

The company Trefl Ukraine is established in Lviv.

2004

Another dimension

Together with our US partner we implement innovative 3D puzzle Visual Echo® technology. This turns out to be a milestone in our history. 

2002

Restructuring

In difficult times we must adjust to new conditions. Trefl undergoes a series of changes and transformations.

2000

Enter Hungary

In response to the interest in our products on the Hungarian market we set up a Hungarian daughter company - CTW Toys.

1998

Cards on the table

Trefl joins forces with KZWP – an over-60 years old factory of paper products in Kraków. A new company - KZWP Trefl Kraków is established and continues its production of cards.

1997

Moving house

We build a production-and-storage building of the floor area exceeding 6000m² and we move to these premises in Gdynia. We purchase new machinery for making boxes.

1996

Lion King and royal sales

Jigsaw puzzles with Disney characters from the “Lion King” movie enjoy record popularity. Top sales continue for several years to reach the final result of several million sets sold.

1996

We have ISO

Trefl obtains the quality certificate ISO 9001:1994. Trefl products are manufactured in accordance with the highest standards of a quality system.

1995

Basketball team

Kazimierz Wierzbicki sets up a men’s basketball team which will later become a many times Champion of Poland and one of sixteen best teams in Europe.

1994

New premises

Trefl buys new premises and moves to Sopot to 137/139 Armii Krajowej Street. We have our first computers with graphics software and our first professional machine for cutting multi-piece puzzles.

1991

Gaining momentum

Walt Disney Company becomes our key licensor. It is a crucial moment in Trefl history. We have our first market hit – a jigsaw puzzle with Donald Duck holding a fishing rod.

1989

Permit to export

Trefl receives a General Permit to enter into export contracts regarding toys and parlour games. The business expands.

1985

Jigsaw puzzles came first

Kazimierz Wierzbicki starts a small, family, jigsaw puzzle business in Gdynia and names it Trefl. The firms develops and expands its offer. In addition to jigsaw puzzles, Trefl starts making board games.