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History of PCO S.A. - over 40 years on the market, tradition and reliability


PCO S.A. became and still is not only the biggest but also nearly the only producer of optoelectronic devices with use of thermal imaging, night vision and laser technology. Optoelctronics and laser technology are developing dynamically from the late 60’s and early 70’s of the previous century.


Until today thermal imaging, night vision and laser systems are an indispensable element of nearly every type of military equipment. 



PCO S.A. was established in 1976 under the name of “Przemysłowe Centrum Optyki w budowie”. In 1994 the company was transformed into joint - stock company under the name of “Przemysłowe Centrum Optyki S.A.”

From the beginning of its existence had a status of defence industry company and realized defence tasks for the needs of state defence and security as a single Polish manufacturer of optoelectronic equipment.

In 2008 PCO S.A. has moved to new premises.

PCO S.A. is a member of the Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. (PGZ S.A.) consolidating Polish defence industry.


Innowacyjna gospodarka, Narodowa strategia spójności
Unia Europejska, Europejski Fundusz Rozwoju Regionalnego
Polska Platforma Technologiczna FotonikiI Konferencja Optoelektroniczna