JML FUNERIS in a Conference “Public-private partnership in funeral activity”16.03.2016
Between 10 and 11 March 2016 in Cracow there was a Conference for Managers and Administrators of Cemeteries and Morticians called “Public-private partnership in a funeral activity”. It was organized by Polish Funeral Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Pogrzebowe).
Several dozen representatives of public and private funeral homes, administrators of cemeteries and crematoriums’ owners from all over Poland took part in the conference.
The first part of the conference was dedicated to the legal and business issues related to establishing a crematorium. JML Funeris representatives explained how to plan such an investment, how to obtain all the necessary permits and presented the problems that may be faced. They also mentioned the business matters associated with expansion of an offer of funeral home with crematorium, by adding complementing services that may be a source of extra incomes. It can guarantee a liquidity of the investment. The audience was also very interested in a presentation about the obligations of all funeral homes related to environmental protection and submitting the reports to proper authorities. There was also a discussion provoked by a lecture given by a Law Firm about the changes in Public Procurement Act that are planned to be implemented and about their consequences for a funeral sector.
After a lunch break the representatives of the Investment Department of the Municipal Government of Cracow and Mr. Tomasz Salski, private investor, told the participants about the investment made as a public-private partnership, that consisted in establishing a cemetery and a crematorium in Podgórki Tynieckie (Cracow).
During the second day of the conference, the participants visited the crematorium that is equipped with a technology line provided by JML Funeris. There are installed two crematory kilns DUVAL-2 of Spanish producer KALFRISA. These are devices of high efficiency dedicated to make up to 8000 cremations every year. Their characteristics are full automation, high durability, low fuel consumption and low emissions to the atmosphere.
The furnaces installed in Cracow are equipped with the latest control system that facilitates remote access to the devices, modified oxygen probe of higher durability and decorative covers from stainless steel.
There is no doubt that at the moment the crematorium in Cracow is the most modern facility of this type in Poland or even in the whole Central and Eastern part of Europe.