ABOUT THE COMPANY
We are a European chain of discount shops offering apparel for the entire family and household products at the lowest prices. We have been growing dynamically in Poland for more than a dozen years. We have become the most popular seller of children’s clothing and a leading supplier of decorative products. We owe our success to our people and their involvement.
To provide our customers with the easiest access to all of the products they want and need every day, to clothe their families and to decorate and run their homes for the lowest prices.
To become the largest, the best, the cheapest and the best known discount brand for clothing and housewares in Europe.
Our aim is to build our business in a sustainable way by focusing on our three major areas of development, namely our people, our processes and our products.
PEPCO in numbers
More than 11 million customers a month
More than 13 years of continuous growth
More than 11 000 employees in Europe
More than 1200 shops in Europe
More than 450 employees at our Poznan Head Office
More than 1,200 pallets of goods delivered daily to 7 different countries
Croatian and Slovenian customers enjoy PEPCO stores
We managed to double the number of shops in less than two years and opened the 1,000th PEPCO outlet.
PEPCO has shops in Romania and Hungary.
Celebrating the 500th PEPCO shop.
Customers from outside Poland can now buy from PEPCO: opening shops in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Opening the hundredth PEPCO shop.
The first 14 PEPCO shops are established, located in large cities like Poznań, Bydgoszcz and Gdansk.
The beginning of laying the foundations for the chain business.
A group of integrated companies manufacturing, delivering and selling furniture, household goods and clothing in Africa, Europe and Australia.
The company was established in Germany in 1964 by Bruno Steinhoff. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and, since 2015, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In Europe, it is the second largest (after Ikea) representative of the furniture industry.
The European PEPCO chain employs more than 11,000 people, among them more than 450 in the Poznań head office and 400 employees of the distribution center. We still have employees who back in 1999 worked as first on developing our company. Despite the large scale of operations, this is one of the reasons why we have managed to maintain an open family-like atmosphere.
Awards and accolades
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILTY
OUR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
In the area of social responsibility, PEPCO focuses on assisting children, getting involved primarily in activities aimed at organizing children’s free time.
CHILDREN’S FRIENDS ASSOCIATION
PEPCO has cooperated as part of a long-term CSR project with the Children’s Friends Association (TPD), the oldest public benefit organization in Poland. Together with the TPD, we want children to enjoy a better future, offering opportunities to develop, breaking down educational barriers and offering chances for equal treatment. PEPCO sponsors series of classes developing the interests and passions as well as holiday trips for the charges of the Association’s care centres.
THE HAPPY BUS
PEPCO is a patron of a national project, the HAPPY BUS, initiated by the HAPPY KIDS Foundation targeted at children from impoverished families from small villages who do not have a chance for holiday relaxation. The Foundation provides children from rural areas with day-long care combined with entertainment. At the stops on the tour, the Foundation resorts to a “joke bus“ which serves as a “travelling playground”. The children are taken care of by foreign volunteers, at the same time learning English.
PEPCO employees take part in charity projects and as volunteers, they are involved in activities targeted at lending a helping hand to those most in need. For years, we have supported the Szlachetna Paczka programme; as part of the “PEPCO pomaga pełną PACZKĄ” project, we actively prepare Christmas presents all over Poland.
In the summer, PEPCO volunteers take part in the POZNAŃ BUSINESS RUN and raise funds for the charges of the Jasiek Mela Foundation. Every year, the company has at least 6 relay teams.
We work for therapy centres managed by both the TPD and local entities; a case in point is NIBYLANDIA (Neverland) from Poznań. Children aged 6-18 can spend free time in a nice, creative and safe way. Nibylandia is a place where children are supported by professional educators and therapists. During the latest holidays, PEPCO sponsored a summer camp; the employees and other volunteers had redecorated and refurbished the facilities.