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About the founder
Mr. chanan Polka 1930 - 2020

Was Born in Poland in the village of Wishnicz.


Managed to escape with his family at the beginning of World War II to labor camps in Siberia

At the end of the war they arrived at the displaced persons camps in Munich Germany where he studied mechanical engineering.


Hanan immigrated to Israel with his family in 1948.

On the same year he lost his brother Shlomo Haim Polka who served in the artillery corps during the war of liberation in Israel.


After completing his military service in the Air Force in 1952, he started working as a professional frame welder at Peglin factories in Petah Tikva.                                                      

The factory engaged in the production of automatic lines and machines for bread,

After a short period, he was promoted to the position of production manager at the factory.

Hanan began his independent career in 1957 in Jaffa-Tel Aviv, and began to manufacture and develop various machines for dough processing including dough divider a mixers in full self-production for the bread bakeries in Israel.

 During the 1960's and the difficulties in distinguishing the needs of the market in Israel and Europe, he started to develop and register patents in the field of automatic pita bread systems, including the first in the world - high temperature tunnel oven for baking pita bread, and other machines and systems. 


All of them were developed and invented for the optimization and industrialization of the pocket pita bread production method in Israel and around the world.


In the late 1960s, the factory moved to Bat Yam and began the production and export of industrial automatic systems for pita bread and other types of flat bread


In the 1970s, Hanan and his brother Asher established a manufacturing factory with 80 employees and an area of approximately 9,000 square meters in Rishon Lezion.

Hanan continued to develop and promote the field of industrial systems for pita bread and other flat bread and started exporting automated systems for pitas customized according to the needs of the customers.

In the early 1980s, he founded and built a new factory together with his wife, Mrs. Rene Polka, in the industrial area of Yavne and focused mainly on automated systems for pita bread.

In the 1990s, most of the turnover came from the export of industrial pita lines and systems to many countries in the world.


In the early 2000s, he began to transfer the management of the company to his son Oded Polka - the owner of the company to this day in Rishon Lezion,


Hanan developed, produced and installed systems and machines for pita bread and other flat breads all over the world.

To this day Hanan Polka is considered one of the cornerstones of the development and production of automatic pita systems in Israel and around the world.


Hanan's development systems and patents are still in use today in most pita bakeries around the world


Mr. Hanan Polka passed away in 2020 and was buried in Nes Ziona.

"Fire and steel in his personality and activity "

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