Zakład Inzynierii Ruchu
(Traffic Engineering Company)
Group ZIR – how it all began?
In the beginning of 2007 we have created ZIR Group, which concentrated entities responsible for the execution of the consecutive stages of designing and constructing of traffic lights.
It enabled us to establish absolute control and improved the coordination of the entire manufacturing process – from the conceptual analysis, through production and the delivery of traffic safety devices, to the construction and maintenance of traffic lights.
The companies, the Group is composed of, are involved in the process of traffic lights come into being. Zakład Inzynierii Ruchu (Traffic Engineering Company) is responsible for building, equipping and maintaining traffic lights, ZIR – Systemy Sterowania Ruchem (ZIR Traffic Management Systems) is accountable for delivery and programing of traffic controller, while ZIR Systemy Projektowe (ZIR Design Systems) deals with designing both simple junctions as well as complex traffic actuated traffic lights.
Due to the division of responsibilities, our customers have access to the best experts at every stage of the designing and manufacturing of traffic lights, and the ready made product is elaborated on in minute detail and customized to the requirements of a given order.
Zaklad Inzynierii Ruchu (Traffic Engineering Company)
The company was founded in 1989 in Bytom. Since the beginning we it has specialized in the designing, manufacturing and maintenance of traffic lights. We have proved our expertise on densely populated Silesia region and extended our activity on the entire national market.
Nowadays, thanks to the dynamic increase of sales, we set new world trends in the field of traffic engineering. Our products win awards and distinctions in many national and international trade fairs, receiving recognition from our customers from Germany, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Spain or even Morocco and United Arab Emirates.
Thanks to the perfect design, the use of high quality materials and unprecedented durability, 65-70% of our signal heads is exported.
In its history the company has made it possible to built over 200 fully actuated traffic lights. Apart from construction and manufacturing the company also provides services like maintenance and monitoring of the traffic lights. Maintenance is extended over 250 traffic lights located both within larger Silesian cities as well as on the urban areas and on the National Road number 1.
ZIR Systemy Sterowania Ruchem (Traffic Management Systems)
ZIR – Systemy Sterowania Ruchem (Traffic Management Systems) R.Balcer and company was founded in 1998. It’s area of expertise covers all the issues related to traffic controllers, remote communication and video detection.
The engineers and programmers seek the most efficient solutions for usual, isolated junctions (from 3 to 48 signalling groups), as well as more complicated traffic systems.
In 1997 in cooperation with the Danish company Falco Traffic ( currently SWARCO Technology) the company started the production of modern vehicle actuated controllers ASR-200xPL, which are the Polish equivalent of the models popularized in Europe by the SWARCO company. These products are constantly modernized to keep up with competition and to utilize various ways of vehicle detection (induction loops, dual state detectors, video detection). Their flexibility allows for the solutions suitable for the size and specification of each intersection.
ZIR SSR in cooperation with The Department of Transport IT Systems and The Transport Department of Silesian Technical University created ZIR-WD, modern video detection cameras that enable precise measuring of speed and density of traffic and it’s classification based on the vehicle characteristics.
ZIR Systemy Projektowe (Design Systems)
ZIR Systemy Projektowe specializes in designing modern, vehicle actuated traffic lights, roads and road signs placement layout. Our designers have made over 500 designs of actuated traffic lights. Apart from that ZIR Systemy Projektowe made over 150 analyses and traffic simulations, which have been used in many projects. Thanks our seasoned team the solutions we apply work perfectly well, not only in case of large junctions and complex intersections, but also at roundabouts, pedestrian crossings, parking and other traffic engineering facilities.
Thanks to the modern software tools like AutoCad, VisSim, Crossig we may quickly come up with few variants and after an analysis choose the final optimal solution. The choice of the variant of traffic control is a well thought out, which allows for the dynamic traffic lights work that makes the traffic flow smoother.
The solutions applied by us to a wide extent are based on the Swedish LHOVRA control strategy that acknowledges the priorities for various groups of vehicles, improves road safety.
Our customers are most often municipalities, magistrates, road authorities, General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (GDDKiA), and numerous private investors, among others Carrefour, Tesco, Media Markt, Statoil and Nestle.
Some historical facts
Zaklad Inzynierii Ruchu is founded (Traffic engineering company) and the very first traffic lights are built.
Zaklad Inzynierii Ruchu W. Sylwestrzak and W. Dumnicki (Traffic Engineering Company ‘partnership’) is established.
ZIR wins contract in public tender for the maintenance of traffic lights in Bytom. The company makes first connection with Danish company (LKF). New technology in road markings – thermoplastic is being introduced to Poland.
The company wins the public tender for the maintenance of traffic lights in Zabrze City. The equipment for the thick-layered road markings is bought. The company also starts cooperation with the Danish company Kemp & Lauritzen with the purpose of importing KLT – 5000 – modern traffic controllers.
ZIR carries out a refurbishment of all traffic lights at the main Chorzów’s street, the company also wins the contract in public tender for the maintenance of traffic lights in Chorzów and installs first “intelligent” (vehicle actuated) traffic light controller.
The employees of the company are trained in designing and building vehicle actuated traffic lights in the Danish company Kemp & Lauritzen. The elements of LHOVRA control strategy are being applied in designing traffic lights programs.
The company builds the first vehicle actuated traffic lights using KLT – 5000 controller.
Trade contacts with the Spanish company Tacse are established and the distribution agreement of Tacse signal heads is signed.
The production of cantilevers with unique design starts. The company also starts close cooperation with the Danish company Falco-Traffic on the production of modern traffic controllers ASR-2000PL. Four controllers of this kind are consequently installed in the Silesian market.
The company ZIR Systemy Sterowania Ruchem (Traffic Management Systems) is founded and the sale of ASR-2000PL controllers starts on the Polish market.
The property at 7 Przemysłowa Street is purchased and refurbished. The company also prepares a remote control & monitoring system called SNS working with ASR controller.
The opening of the new headquarter and working on software tools like ASR-Debugger for ASR-2000PL controller.
The company launches the line of ASR-2005PL controllers into the Polish market.
Starting the production of signal heads (housings) under the brand name ZIR.
The company is awarded with the medal at the 11th International Fairs of Road Construction Industry AUTOSTRADA-POLSKA in Kielce for ZIR signal heads. First signal heads are exported to Germany and Turkey.
ZIR launches production of acoustic devices for disabled people. Export is rising and company gains new markets in Croatia, United Arab Emirates, Latvia and Ukraine. Company establishes the cooperation with the Danish company Swarco-Technology with the purpose of making ASR-2008PL controllers.
The new entity ZIR Group is created. The company wins a distinction for the acoustic devices on the 3rd International Fairs of Infrastructure in Kielce. Company further increases its export to Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria.
The production of ZIRslim signal heads is started. The company starts to deliver its signal heads to Lithuania, and gets an order for the replacement of all signal heads in Vilnius.
On the 5th International Fairs of Infrastructure in Kielce the company is awarded with a medal for active traffic board and the booth arrangement. ZIRslim signal heads win the award in prestigious Śląska Rzecz 2008 contest. ZIR also receives the title of “the Cheetah of Business” in the category of “the Most Precious Companies of the Silesia Province”. The company starts to export products to Kazakhstan.
The company starts to export products to Spain.
The company gets an order for delivery of signal heads for project Casablanca Tramway in Morocco.
ZIR gets an order for the replacement of signal heads at the majority of intersections in Tbilisi, capitol of Georgia. Our signal heads are also exported to the new customer in Ecuador.
The company starts deliver ZIRslim signal heads and other road safety equipment to Campala and Entebbe in Uganda.
New ZIRslim mini production is launched. The property at 5 Przemysłowa Street is purchased and refurbished.
Company further increases its export to KSA. The opening of the new headquarter at 5 Przemysłowa street.
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