Frank Klucznik came to England from his home in Poland as part of the armed forces during the Second World War, eventually settling in the farming town of Leek in North Staffordshire.
Frank began his working life in Britain with a Leek based agricultural manufacturer known as Gush & Dent. It was here that Frank gained and developed his manufacturing skills that would see him manufacturing and delivering his own brand of farming equipment.
His products were in such demand and good quality that people coming into the Leek area with no precise location details were repeatedly told on their enquiry “Oh yes, its that pole in Leek you want”. This phrase was to stick with the company from then onwards still featuring prominently on the front of all IAE’s trucks.