Kapena SA was established in 1968 in Slupsk as Municipal Bus Company Repairs (KPNA). The main activity of the company was repairing buses to transport companies.
The '80s - In Poland, begin to function new trolleybus network, (in 1985 in Slupsk). This has led to a high demand for trolleybus fleet.
In 1986, the company has expanded its business to build a trolley on the basis of ready Jelcz body.
The '90s - The number of repairs is reducing, the function of repairs shop is took over by bus manufacturers.  In the absence of orders for repairs, the company is looking for a foreign investor.
1992 - Kapena starts cooperation with Swedish company SCANIA CV AB. At first the company manufactures truck.
1994 - started production of the first mini-bus based on IVECO chassis.
1997 - the beginning of the production of the Kapena City model  for public transportation, based on Iveco Turbo Daily chassis.
1998 -starts cooperation with the company CACCIAMALI SpA. Then started producing models C and TCM920 City Europolis.
2000 - CACCIAMALI SpA is a major shareholder Kapena SA.
2003 - Kapena SA signed a partnership agreement with IRISBUS covering production, sales and service buses.
2006 - the official opening of a new factory located in the municipality of Słupsk- in Włynkówko. In the new headquarters started producing buses Thesi / Urbanino, Irisbus Daily, Kapena Kapena MidiRider and Kapena Tema.
2008 - Kapena SA becomes the third manufacturer in terms of sales of buses in Poland.