The “UNITRA” Union of Electronics Industry

Antoni Cetnarowski

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The “UNITRA” association of Polish consumer electronics manufacturers was established in 1961 as a union of consumer electronics manufacturers, such as Radmor, Tonsil and Diora, which produced watches, radio receivers, tape recorders, speakers and television sets. The company had its own R&D department for developing and testing new technologies and products. At the height of its prosperity, UNITRA factories employed tens of thousands of workers. The products were sold not only on the local market, but also exported to other countries of the Eastern Bloc. Due to the high build standards, UNITRA factories received commissions from global companies, such as the Japanese electronics company Sanyo. After the political transformation, the union broke up into smaller units and each of them attempted to survive on its own.