The Polish vodka maker Polmos Lublin has estimated that it will report a rise in net profits for 2005 of 50% to 18m zlotys (US$5.8m). The rise will be driven by acquisitions, new products and organic growth, the company believes.

The company is scheduled launch onto the Warsaw Stock Exchange at the beginning of February.

It is also one of the companies vying for a stake in Poland's largest distiller Polmos Bialystok.
Local press reports quoted Polmos Lublin CEO Wieslaw Skrobowski saying: "In addition to acquisitions, we see three sources of growth - strengthening Zoladkowa Gorzka's (its herbal vodka brand) position, dynamic growth in clear vodkas and the launch of products with lower alcohol content."