Who we are

Since 1945, the air at the very heart of Łódź has been filled with the tempting smell of sweetness coming from our factory, which is known for its commitment to tradition and quality of sesame products. Today, Unitop is not only the key producer of halva and sesame snaps in Poland, but also one of the major players on this market across Europe.

Moreover, the company is a well-known exporter of Polish confectionery, such as cream fudges, wafers and caramels. The share of export in the company’s annual turnover amounts to approximately 75%. Nevertheless, Poland is one of the key markets for the company’s development.

Tradition and quality since 1945

The highest quality of our products is due to the high requirements concerning the quality of raw materials and ready-made products, as well as the expertise and passion of the people working here for many years. As a result, we can boast of the international IFS quality certificate and the Kosher certificate.

We pay special attention to the selection of sesame seeds. For us, the purity of raw material must be higher than the standard accepted in the industry – even a single stone per several tonnes of sesame seeds leads to rejecting a delivery.

For the production of sesame snaps we choose among others the African seed which is well-known for its unique sweet flavour and top quality. We additionally roast the seeds prior to production, which has a favourable effect on the final taste and crunchiness of the snack, yet is not a standard amongst producers.

The size of seeds is also important for the production of sesame snaps. Therefore, Unitop chooses only the bigger, fuller seeds for the production process, which makes the snack exceptionally crispy.

We make halva from ‘tahini’ – a ground sesame seeds. When producing it, we also pay even more attention to the appropriate color of sesame and the density of the mass formed from the seeds. Even a few darker grains can adversely affect the final color of the product, which is why this parameter is so significant to move to the full flavor and quality of halva, which is hand made up to day.

You can find our products all over the world

Thanks to our extensive experience, innovativeness and commitment to taste and quality, we can be proud of our successful cooperation with the largest retail networks both in Poland and abroad. Unitop products are appreciated on almost all continents.

Outside of Poland, we are predominantly a renowned exporter of Polish confectionery to the Middle East and the rest of Europe. Our products can also be found in the US, Canada, South Korea and Australia – in more than 40 countries worldwide.

We take care
of our environment

As one of the largest producers of halva and sesame snaps in Europe, we adhere to the principles of environmental protection. The packaging of all our product lines is recyclable, which is extremely important to us. We also eliminated palm oil from our production process, as its extraction is undoubtedly damaging to the global environment.

We support
local communities

As a producer based in the city of Łódź, we predominantly support the local community. We regularly deliver our snacks to children’s homes and children’s welfare foundations in Łódź. Moreover, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we provided additional assistance to the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Provincial Specialist Hospital in Zgierz and to the Marek Edelman Food Bank in Łódź. We also support the local enthusiasts of healthy and active lifestyle, who started the initiative known as “Droga Wolna”, by sponsoring the “Biegi Wzniesień Łódzkich” (Runs of Łódź Hills) events.

Our history

 
In April 1945, the engineers J. Serwaczyk and T. Tarasiewicz founded an enterprise producing artificial honey, giving it the name of “Zakłady Przemysłowe Optima” (Optima Industrial Plants). Even though the production profile has changed nowadays, the plant at ul. Struga 61, in the building of the former textile factory is still in operation and the sweet story continues.