Despite tough economic conditions connected with the international crisis, recent years have brought a rise in profitability, separation of some company sections as well as optimization of the costs. Entities included in the Capital Group have been carrying out projects for foreign contractors in Germany, Sweden and Slovakia. At the same time HPR S.A. was running numerous projects in the country, such as construction of the Thermal Waste Treatment Plant in Krakow and modernization of pyrometallurgy in the Głogów Copper Smelter.