I will start with self-lustration – this is a well-established Polish custom, which dictated that all of one’s sins should be revealed right from the off. Bydgoszcz is my home town, so I have special feelings for Pesa. I believe that it is a great ambassador of Polish economy – President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski writes for “Rzeczpospolita”.
– How much effort – one’s own and of black PR agencies – does it take to use the media to talk everyone into believing that Pesa will soon have to close down! Because apparently it cannot keep deadlines. Chairman Tomasz Zaboklicki may even suffer an embarrassment of riches – remarks Malinowski.
Moreover, the media reported that Pesa Dart carriages had technical malfunctions, generated excessive noise and were too heavy. Pesa was also said to be allowed to deliver unfinished carriages on the grounds of a “secret clause”.
According to the President of Employers of Poland, the competition attempting to smear Pesa did succeed – though not for a lack of trying. Pesa’s subcontractors were told to slightly delay supplies – enough for the completed Darts not to make it out of Bydgoszcz before the end of the year.
– The notion of “economic patriotism” is recently omnipresent. I hope that the promises and announcement in this regard are made flesh. If “promoting Polish export is an axiom of Polish economic policy in the coming years”, undermining the pillars of Polish economy, including Pesa, should not be allowed. Those who are responsible for this undermining should be identified and penalized as quickly as possible! – concludes Malinowski.