Protea was founded in 2001 and from the very beginning the company's main focus has been providing cost effective but high quality equipment using Polish engineering expertise and facilities.
Protea initially targeted the Scandinavian market and in 2004, due to the rising number of orders, it merged with engineering specialists company, NTD Olesno. This merger further extended the company’s engineering capabilities, particularly in relation to the design of complex structures. By developing successful business relationships with its customers, the company expanded rapidly with significant growth in its sales and profit. Protea obtained many international orders from such markets as Russia, Norway, European Union and Asia.