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Location Category ID: 16730
Address: ul. Mechaników 9, 44-109 Gliwice
Telephone: +48 32 734 51 11
Email: bumar [at] (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times:
Official Website: Zakłady Mechaniczne Bumar-Łabędy S.A.
Other Links: Polish Business
Latitude, Longitude: 50.36172534 , 18.61343622
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here: Models of tank built here:
1: OT-62 TOPAS Armoured Personnel Carrier (Presumed manufacturer)
2: OT-62C TOPAS 2AP Armoured Personnel Carrier (Presumed manufacturer)
3: T-34-85 Tank - Polish Manufacture (Sole manufacturer 1951-5)
4: CW-34 Armoured Recovery Vehicle (Sole manufacturer ca1960)
5: WPT-34 Armoured Recovery Vehicle (Sole converter 1960s)
6: WZT-SU Armoured Recovery Vehicle (Probable converter 1960s)
7: T-55U Tank (Probable upgrader)
8: T-55AMS Tank (Sole manufacturer)
9: T-55L Tank (Sole manufacturer)
10: WZT-1 Armoured Recovery Vehicle (Sole manufacturer 1970-8)
11: WZT-2 Armoured Recovery Vehicle (Sole manufacturer 1973-)
12: T-72M Tank (Sole manufacturer)
13: PT-91M Wilk Tank (Sole manufacturer)

The Zakłady Mechaniczne “Bumar – Łabędy” S.A. (Bumar-Łabędy Mechanical Plant) is a partnership of the State Treasury built on the foundation of the original Zakłady Mechaniczne “Łabędy” which was created in 1951. The Plant has been included in a group of companies of special importance for Polish national economy and security. Production covers heavy armoured equipment, construction machines, and welded structures, as well as forging, castings, tools, transmissions and gear-wheels. Bumar-Łabędy has an approved position in domestic and foreign markets for military equipment. High quality armoured equipment including PT-91 tanks, WZT-3 armoured recovery vehicles and PMC-90 armoured vehicle launched bridges are its main products. It offers a package of services including heat treatment and protective coatings, overhaul of machines, laboratory tests, as well as leasing of fully equipped stores, heated halls, closed areas and open space with complex technical services. (Source: Bumar-Łabędy).
Bumar-Łabędy is Poland’s primary post-war manufacturer of tanks. The range of tanks produced here includes the Polish T-34-85 and vehicles based on its chassis, plus various versions of the T-55 and T-72.