A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020, the Mayor of Bielsko-Biala, together with the Management Board of the Martes Sport Group, initiated cooperation with entrepreneurs from China in order to provide organisational units of the city, such as hospitals, nursing homes and municipal services, with measures to combat the coronavirus epidemic.

The Far East responded immediately, which was a sign of true friendship in times of crisis.
The Chinese decided to donate 165,000 sanitary masks and ‘N95’ masks to the city of Bielsko-Biala. The package has already been shipped in an aircraft flying to Poland.

Ongoing activities had a great welcome from the Chinese partners, who are mobilising their strength to come to help the citizens of Bielsko-Biala.
Therefore, we strongly encourage everyone to give ideas for the initiative to develop, as well as to send thank-you notes to the Chinese citizens by e-mail to: and
Messages will be forwarded directly to our Chinese friends.

We are convinced that - starting with Bielsko-Biala - we have paved the way to help our entire region, and perhaps also other Polish cities.

We will keep you continually updated as the campaign develops.

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

About us

Martes Sport Group is comprised of companies manufacturing, distributing and retailing sports goods on the Central and Eastern European market, employing more than 3,000 people.