About The Company

Construction Sector

Founded in October 1990, the family company, in its first period of activity covering the years 1990 – 2005, was engaged in the design and construction of technically advanced facades. At the same time, promotion and sales of modern facade materials of well-known German companies, previously unknown on the domestic market, were carried out:

  • Thyssen Schulte; curtain wall systems;
  • Alcan Singen; composite materials
  • Alucobond, Dibond, Alucore;
  • Agrob Buchtal; façade ceramics
  • Keraion, Kera-Twin.

In 15 years of activity in the construction industry, we have participated in the implementation of more than 100 well-known buildings throughout the country; such as banks (PKO SA in Koszalin and Ostroleka, Commercial Bank in Olsztyn), hotels (Sheraton and Hyatt in Warsaw), the Air Traffic Control Center at Okęcie, office buildings, high-end apartment buildings, etc.

Industrial batteries for railways and power generation

In 2005, a new chapter in Almides’ activities began. We undertook the promotion and distribution of nickel-cadmium alkaline batteries in Poland and other European Union countries, initially produced by the Russian manufacturer Saratov, and since November 2011 by the Indian manufacturer HBL from Hyderabad. Since 2022, we have been offering alkaline batteries from the Ukrainian manufacturer ADS in place of batteries from Saratov.

In our current sales offer we have almost all types of alkaline batteries used by our domestic and European customers. We also re-export batteries to other markets including Spain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, etc.

Battery service

An important focus of the company’s activities is the servicing and reconditioning of batteries. The regeneration process ensures a significant extension of their service life, bringing tangible financial benefits to users of rail vehicles. Our services are used by, among others, Metro Warszawskie, Koleje Mazowieckie, PKP Intercity, Szybka Kolej Miejska in Trójmiasto, ORION Kolej, Serwis Pojazdów Szynowych, Public Transport Service, etc.

Battery servicing is carried out at the Almides production plant in Nowa Wies near Włocławek. The plant is located in central Poland (in the immediate vicinity of the A1 motorway). On a plot of more than 3.5ha, there are production halls, warehouses and battery service facilities with an area of approximately 2500m² and an office building with an area of approximately 300m2.

The plant manufactures many accessories such as battery boxes, connectors, cables and also produces alkaline electrolyte.

Electric traction motors

In 2018, Almides established a commercial cooperation with the company “ELECTROTYAZMASH” (now “UKRAINIAN ENERGY MACHINES) from Kharkiv for the distribution and overhaul of ED-118 traction motors for diesel locomotives.

Equipment for the power industry

At the beginning of 2022, Almides started to cooperate with Ukrainian companies in the supply of equipment for the energy sector. Already by the end of the year, 2 units of complete ‘bandage’ rings for a 165 MW turbogenerator were delivered to a Ukrainian customer (DTEK ENERGO Group from Lviv).
This activity is currently being intensively developed by engaging a number of Polish companies in the energy sector.

Expanding cooperation with Ukrainian companies

Cooperation was intensified after the Russian aggression in February 2022.
Currently, our business partners are:

  • ADS – manufacturer of alkaline batteries;
  • Eltra – manufacturer and contractor of major overhauls of traction engines;
  • LEG – producer of carbon brushes;
  • Kyivguma – producer of rubber products;

Solar energy and energy storage

In 2013-2014, we undertook work in the field of solar energy generation and storage.

The project, which was carried out in stages, was built on a 1.5 ha plot next to the Company’s Production Plant in Nowa Wieś near Włocławek.

On 27.02.2020, the technological start-up of the first stage of the solar power plant took place, comprising 880 panels with a total capacity of 0.25 MW and an energy storage facility consisting of 1 800 alkaline cells with a capacity of 0.34 MWh.

This was the first industrial electricity storage facility in Poland. The project won the main prize in the 3rd edition of the ‘EKO-OR£Y’ competition organised by the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Toruń. It was also recognised by the Rzeczpospolita daily in the ‘Eagle of Innovation’ competition.

In August 2022, the construction was completed and the second and final stage of the project was commissioned; meaning that the power plant capacity was increased to 1MW and the storage capacity to approximately 0.5 MWh.

The cost of the implementation of both stages was approximately PLN 5 million, of which nearly PLN 2.6 million was a loan from the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Toruń.

In preparation is a project with a capacity of approximately 5 MW located on a plot of more than 6 ha, located in the Staszów municipality in Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. Implementation is scheduled for 2024 – 2025.

Products and Services

HBL India batteries

HBL India is the only manufacturer in the world whose production profile covers all three core battery technologies; pocket technology batteries, ‘fibre’ batteries and so-called ‘sintered’ batteries. It is also a manufacturer of, among others, high quality “Pure Lead VRLA UPS” and “Valve Regulated Lead Acid” batteries.


Steel boxes for batteries

In 2021, the Mechanical Department of the Company’s plant in Nowa Wieś near Włocławek, upon the order of NEWAG S.A., developed a detailed design of the box structure and, following approval of the design and technology by the client, began production of battery boxes. They are used as a structural element of IMPULS vehicles. In 2022, several stainless steel boxes were also made for the Warsaw Metro.

ADS alkaline batteries

After ceasing cooperation with the ZAVOD AIT company from Saratov, we undertook the promotion and distribution of batteries from the Ukrainian manufacturer ADS. Accumulators of ADS company are produced in so-called “pocket” technology and meet the conditions of PE-EN 60623 standard. The dimensions of individual cells are very similar to those of cells of other producers, including Russian accumulators commonly used in Poland so far. This makes it possible to replace used cells with new ones.

The standard catalogue of ADS products covers all three types of cells, namely: KL, KM, KH. The range of nominal cell capacity for each type is as follows:

  • KL from 11-1700 Ah
  • KM from 11-1250 Ah
  • KH from 10-800 Ah

The high quality of ADS batteries, confirmed by tests in our laboratory, is comparable to that of products of other world manufacturers.

Electric traction motors

An important item in Almides’ offer is the organisation of overhauls and deliveries of new ED-118 and LSA 430 electric traction motors. This is an area of our activity in which, in addition to our Company’s personnel in the country, our representatives from Ukraine participate, among other things, in tests at each stage of the production or overhaul of the motors.

The list of partners from Ukraine includes:

  • “ELTRA” from Smiela;
  • “UKRSPECSERVICE” from Dnipro;

Over the past few years, more than 80 new ED-118 electric motors have been delivered and about 400 of these engines have been overhauled. This activity continues despite the war.

Carbon brushes “LEG”

We are the exclusive distributor of carbon brushes manufactured by the company “LEG” from Ukraine. LEG Ltd. has nearly 30 years of experience in the production of carbon brushes and brush materials. The company has its own scientific and technological centre and the production is carried out in accordance with ISO 9001 standards.

The guarantee of the high quality of LEG Ltd. brushes is the implementation of an innovative solution based on UA Patent No 10828A, the basis of which is the reduction of the number of electrographite-class brush materials (including those containing impregnation) to three, GRAPHITE-POLYMER class.

Kyivguma rubber products

Kyivguma is a Kiev-based company that manufactures a wide range of rubber products for the railway and energy industries, among others.

The company’s wide range of products includes:

  • various seals and rubber parts for use in the railway industry
  • personnel protection products for the energy industry
  • various types of silicone products

Kievguma Railway Transport (PDF)

Energy storage systems

(as shown on the scheme below)

The Company offers small, medium and large solar energy storing systems manufactured by our partner HBL India.

The offered system is composed of:

  • a set of PV panels as per choice of the customer;
  • power conversion unit (inverters on/off grid or „hybrid”)
  • energy storage unit;
  • a set of batteries (Li-ion, Ni-Cd);

Products for the Energy Sector

Almides Company’s offer to the power sector includes:

  • spare parts for turbogenerators
  • spare parts for water turbines
  • engineering services for the power sector
  • accessories

Spare parts for turbogenerators:

  • plain bearings
  • sealing bearings
  • oil catching device
  • band rings and insulation components
  • contact rings
  • gas coolers
  • stator and rotor wedges
  • insulating gaskets
  • insulators

Spare parts for water turbines:

  • air coolers
  • oil coolers
  • stator windings
  • poles
  • bearings (babbitt or PTFE)
  • stator wedges
  • seals

Graphite brushes and brushstops

Engineering services:

  • Design of components and spare parts,
  • assembly supervision
  • machining (turning, milling, drilling)
  • surface grinding


  • switches
  • current and voltage transformers
  • high-voltage electric motors
  • electric motor drives
  • excitation systems

Kyivguma rubber products

Kyivguma is a Kiev-based company that manufactures a wide range of rubber products for the railway and energy industries, among others.

The company’s wide range of products includes:

  • various seals and rubber parts for use in the railway industry
  • personnel protection products for the energy industry
  • various types of silicone products

Drives for electric vehicles

We have a range of powertrain assemblies for electric buses and electric vans. The core component is a permanent magnet synchronous motor manufactured by HBL India. The motor was presented at the 4th International Public Transport Fair in Nadarzyn near Warsaw and received interest from such companies as Rafako, Silesian University of Technology, Autosan, etc. Other components of the power unit include an electronic engine controller and a set of lithium-ion (Li-ION) batteries.


  • Setting up

    Almides - Rozpoczęcie działalności

    Setting up Almides

  • Sheraton Hotel


    Zakonczenie realizacji Sheraton Hotel

    The completion of Sheraton Hotel (project)

  • Air Traffic Control Centre

    Centrum Kontroli Ruchu Lotniczego

    The completion of Air Traffic Control Centre (project)

  • Wisniowy Business Park

    Realizacja Wiśniowy Business Park

    The completion of office complex Wisniowy Business Park (project)

  • Hotel Hyatt


    Hotel Hyatt

    The completion of hotel Hyatt (project)

  • HBL Batteries


    Ogniwo HBL

    Establishing of business relations with HBL India

  • Facility Modernization


    Nowa akumulatorownia

    New facilities for alkaline batteries service

  • Certificate ISO


    Certyfikat ISO

    Obtaining Certificates ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

  • Electric traction motors

    Supply and overhaul electric traction ED-118 series motors.

  • Renewable energy (I stage)

    Farma Fotowoltaniczna

    Starting up a solar energy project


  • Renewable energy

    Solar Farm

    Completion of first stage solar farm and energy storage facilities

  • Electromobility



    Participation in E-bus and E-van National Programs

  • Metal boxes for batteries

    Starting production of metal boxes for railway batteries

  • Renowable Energy (II stage)


    Farma Fotowoltaniczna

    Completion of solar farm (total power of 1MW) with energy storage system (capacity of 400kWh).

  • Electric power section


    Supply components and sparc parts for ukrainian power plants.

  • Cooperation with ADS

    Akumulatory ADS

    Establishing of business relations with ADS (Ukraine)

  • Electric carbon brush

    Szczotki węglowe LEG

    Establishing of business relations with “LEG” (Ukraine)

  • Rubber products

    Wyroby gumowe

    Establishing of business relations with “KIEVGUMA” (Ukraine)


Our Clients


Almides Ltd
Belwederska St. 9A
00-761 Warszawa

NIP 522 000 03 41
tel: +48 (022) 851 68 61, 62
e-mail: almides@almides.pl

Battery manufacturing and
maintenance plan
Nowa Wieś 29
87-853 Kruszyn

tel: +48 (054) 25 28 282
tel: +48 (054) 25 28 300