“Metal Plant” founded by Michał Staniuk in 1967, initially manufactured boilers, tanks and vessels for industrial applications. In the 1980’s, in cooperation with a German concern IFA, the company focused on manufacturing containers and tanks for the chemical industry. The year 1989 brought further changes. The company, then named "Metal Plant STAKO", started to make spare parts for mass-produced Fiat cars. Three years later, looking for new development directions, the company focused on pressure tanks, which turned out to be a good decision and soon STAKO became one of the European leaders in the autogas industry.
Since 2011, Stako has been part of the Worthington Cylinders group, the largest U.S. pressure vessel manufacturer.
As of June 2021, our world class LPG design and manufacturing center is part of the Westport Fuel Systems group, while the Composite Facility remained part of Worthington’s Sustainable Energy Solutions. We are proud to belong to a leading provider of advanced power systems for clean, low-carbon fuels such as natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane and hydrogen for the global automotive industry.
Stako has a reputation as one of the leading manufacturers of autogas tanks, being the first choice of the automotive industry in Europe.
1967 Michał Staniuk founds the Metal Plant, Locksmith and Boiler Shop
Year 1967 - this year Michał Staniuk founds the Metal Plant, Locksmith and Boiler Shop.
1980 Began production of containers and metal structures
In the 1980's, the company began production of metal structures and containers in co-operation with German IFA.
1989 Started supplying parts for mass-produced Fiat cars
Since, 1989 under the new name of "Metal Devices Plant STAKO", the company started supplying various body parts for mass-produced Fiat passenger cars.
1993 Began production of pressure tanks for propane-butane
Looking for new strategic directions, the company began production of pressure tanks for propane-butane mixture for the emerging auto-gas market.
1995 The first toroidal tanks in Poland and one of the first in Europe
The first in Poland and one of the first in Europe, the company developed and started serial production of LPG toroidal tanks, typically mounted in the trunk in the place of the spare tyre.
2001 STAKO begins its expansion into international markets
Since early 2000's STAKO begins its expansion into international markets. STAKO products reach over 40 countries on 5 continents.
2005 Started working with the automotive OEM industry as Tier1 supplier
The first experience with automotive industry goes back to 2005. Since then, STAKO products become the first choice of European automotive OEM's.
2011 Joined Worthington Cylinders
In 2011 STAKO joined Worthington Cylinders, World largest manufacturer of pressure cylinders.
2020 Refreshed well-recognized STAKO brand
In 2020 the company refreshed well-recognized STAKO brand with updated logo and refreshed Ci system that combines the elements that are most associated with STAKO brand, but also emphasize its innovation. The main color remains orange, which is associated with STAKO's legacy, but also symbolizes positive energy. World-class quality is represented by the signet shaped tank cross-section, which underlines exclusivity in the automotive industry. We are proud of the brand that has been developed over the years, but at the same time we look forward to our future and new goals ahead of us.
2021 STAKO joins Westport Fuel Systems Group
STAKO joins Westport Fuel Systems Group, a leading provider of advanced power systems for clean, low-carbon fuels such as natural gas, renewable natural gas, propane and hydrogen for the global automotive industry