The first sugar factory in Congress Poland - "Jozefow" with a seat in Prochocin was founded in 1865 .
As years went by, the name "Jozefow" was adopted as the name of a settlement adjacent to the Plant. In 1875 the "Jozefow" sugar factory became the property of Towarzystwo Akcyjne Fabryki Cukru i Rafinerii (Sugar Factory Shareholders Society) and within the next few years was one of the first factories in Europe with complete electric lightening.
By the end of 19th century it was the biggest and the most modern sugar factory in the Congress Poland. The coming years, up till 1939 were the period of continuous factory development. The factory built its own railway siding, living quarters for employees, kindergarten, and began to build a school.